Berber carpets originated in North Africa, where they were first crafted from camel hair and woven into gorgeous, durable, rugs. Today the term “berber” is used more broadly and refers to any loop carpeting, but it’s still synonymous with beauty and strength. Floor Coverings International of Howard County is proud to carry and install a wide variety of berber carpeting.
Unlike the berber of the past, today’s loop carpets are constructed of nylon, wool, or olefin fibers. These tough materials make berber highly durable, so it’s a carpet that can handle the stress of high traffic areas in your home. Buyers who choose berber also get more “bang for the buck” than other carpeting types can offer. While all carpets begin as loop carpeting, berber is the only carpet type that retains its loops; the others are altered into their cut-pile forms, and that process adds higher costs to the manufacturer and consumer. Berber isn’t “cheap,” but its manufacturing process means it can be a less expensive option.
Another big perk of berber carpeting is that its loops allow dirt and grime to rest on the carpet’s surface instead of sinking into the carpet’s padding. While that might not sound attractive at first, it actually results in carpets that are easier to clean and less likely to stain! For Columbia area homeowners who deal with the realities of all four seasons, that’s a perk that can’t be beat.
Berber is a carpeting choice that makes sense for the greater Columbia, Ellicott City, Cooksville, and Clarkesville areas, and Floor Coverings International of Howard County is proud to offer so many varieties and colors of berber in our product line. If berber sounds like the carpet type for you, call us today. The design associates at Floor Coverings International of Howard County are trained to evaluate your space and select the best color, pattern, and texture for each room and can expertly install your new berber carpet.
For more information on berber, or other carpet varieties, call Floor Coverings International of Howard County today.
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