For those rooms in your Honolulu home or office that must have carpet, Berber is a great option. It’s durable, versatile, and stylish enough for any space; from commercial flooring to a cozy family room. Learn more about the benefits of Berber carpet here, and contact our team at Floor Coverings International Oahu when you are ready to get started!
Benefits of Berber Carpet
Berber carpet is known for its unique loop pile construction and common flecked color variations. It’s often associated with commercial spaces, and it is an excellent floor covering for high traffic areas. When used commercially, Berber carpets have a very low loop pile and are commonly made from olefin or another synthetic material.
Berber carpeting has a place in the home, too, however. A higher loop pile can make the carpet very soft, and quality fibers such as wool or nylon are preferred for in-home installations. The light, neutral color palette of Berber is also popular for Honolulu homeowners that want an airy spacious feel in their rooms.
There are many benefits to Berber, whether in the home or in an office. As mentioned above, it’s very durable. The loop pile does not crush easily and it won’t show vacuum tracks or footprints like some cut pile carpets tend to do. The loops also help prevent spills from seeping into the carpet and causing stains or permanent damage. In a darker or flecked color variation, Berber also helps hide dirt and debris that is tracked in to the room in between vacuuming.
While there is a lot to love about Berber, there are some important considerations. The loops on the carpet surface have a tendency to snag, and homes with pets may find that the carpet gets caught on claws or becomes a scratching post for cats. High heeled shoes and cleats are not recommended on Berber, and dragging furniture across the floor can cause damage as well.
Berber carpet is relatively easy to keep clean with regular vacuuming and yearly professional cleanings. However, if a stain on the carpet does occur, it can be challenging to remove from the loop pile. Vacuums with beater bar attachments are also a common cause of Berber carpet damage.
If you are considering Berber carpet for your Honolulu home, contact our team at Floor Coverings International Oahu. We’ll come to you with our mobile show room to help you understand all your carpet options and find the perfect fit for your home.
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