Berber carpet is a type of flooring fabric made of vertical loops of yarn or coasts, which are denser than many other types of carpet. The weave is inconsistent and has a combination of large and small beams. If you are considering establishing a Berber carpet in your home, make an informed decision and know the pros and cons first.
Since this is a continuous loop carpet, it is resistant to crushing. This means that in contrast to the pile reduction of many carpets, Berber carpet does not show the steps or a vacuum cleaner marks. Most Berber carpets have a mottled pattern that also hides the dirt.
Berber carpet can be made of a variety of fibers such as an olefin, wool and nylon. While wool is very good, it is also the most expensive. Most are intertwined, made of nylon, which is very possible. Depending on how you plan to use the carpet, you can easily find a weave, weight and style in your budget. The most economical cloth is olefin. Carpets of this material are usually a combination of the olefin (88%) and nylon (12%). Nylon is added to help strengthen the olefin to make it last longer.
Berber carpet tight weaves, as well as the used materials make them resistant to soiling. Carpets do not absorb dirt, making them ideal for high-traffic areas or homes with small children or pets.
Do-it-yourselfer can have a hard time installing it because of the weave pattern. Berber has a colorful pattern that can be difficult to match. This means that joints may be found out, even with the installation of tempered pro.
Berber carpet is made from a continuous loop. This means that the only free coast can easily run across the entire rug. That makes it difficult to recover. If the run is big enough, repair is not possible, and you will either have to replace the entire carpet or a damaged section.
Care should be taken to trim the nails of pets so that they will not cause obstruction. Also it will be a good idea to avoid wearing heels on Berber carpet.
In contrast to the elegant pile Berber rugs are not so soft underfoot. Looped construction is hard, which means that it is not much softer to walk on than wood or vinyl flooring. If you like softness underfoot, you can increase the thickness of the backing that you will to put under the carpet. This will make it softer to walk on, but you still will not get the same softness as you would get by the piles of plush.
Some of the synthetic versions of Berber carpet have a low flash point of 170 degrees Fahrenheit. This can make it a fire hazard. This also means that the friction movement of heavy pieces of furniture through it could scorch the fabric. Scorched tissue cannot be installed and should be replaced.