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Loop Carpet

Berber carpet is also known as loop carpet because its made up of little loops of carpet fibers like wool, nylon, or polyester, sewn into the backing material, for impressive durability.

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About Berber Carpet


Maybe you've heard of berber carpet, but you have no idea what it really means. As far as you're concerned, it's just another option on the long list of carpet styles to research before you make a big decision on new flooring for your home. But what you probably don’t know is that berber carpet has a cool history that dates back hundreds of years to a carpet-weaving technique used by people in northern Africa. And though today's berber carpets may not be handwoven, they're still impressively durable.


Berber carpet is also called loop carpet because of its construction. It's literally made up of little loops of carpet fibers like wool, nylon, or polyester that are sewn into the backing material. 


Is Berber Carpet Durable? 


Loop carpet is a style that's built for durability with yarn sewn into tightly packed loops, but it also depends on the material the fibers are made of. Synthetic options like nylon and polyester can help give you the most durability in berber carpet form. 


To maximize the strength of your new berber carpet, avoid dragging stuff across the floor, which will loosen the yarn loops and make them less durable.


Pros and Cons of Berber Carpet


What should you consider before you make the final decision on your carpeting selection? There are a few pros and cons to keep in mind.




How your berber carpet looks in your home will depend on the design style and color you ultimately select. Surprised to hear you have design styles to choose from? No need to be overwhelmed! Here's a simplified breakdown of options.


If you reflect back on the berber carpet you've likely seen, you might think of berber carpet tiles in a neutral tone like beige, or ivory. Or maybe they featured a mixture, along with flecks of red, brown, or black. No matter the hue, the flecked pattern of berber carpet does an amazing job of hiding dirt and debris.


How to Maintain Berber Carpeting


Keeping your loop carpet well maintained is imperative if you want it to last for years to come. The good news is that it's not too complicated. In fact, regular vacuuming may be the perfect weekly chore for your preteen who's always asking for money!


When your little one loses his grip on his juice or your aging dog doesn't quite make it outside in time, clean it up as soon as you can by following the manufacturer's care instructions. You want to make sure to tackle it before the liquid works its way into the tight loops.


Installation and Lifespan


Like all types of carpeting, the installation process is simple but not necessarily easy. Along with a slew of specialized tools, the job also requires attention to detail and experience knowing exactly what each step entails. (That means it's not your husband's next weekend project!) A professional installer can handle it all, leaving you with a beautiful new floor and an installation that meets the standards of your carpet warranty. 


Along with a proper installation, there are a few other variables that determine how long your new berber carpet will last. To get the most from your loop carpet, make sure to: 


Loop Carpet FAQs