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Pros and Cons of Berber Carpeting

Choosing Your Flooring: Pros and Cons of Berber Carpeting Advantages:

  • Durability: If the carpet is made from olefin or nylon, you will be getting a highly durable floor covering that will stand up well in high-traffic areas.
  • Stain resistant: Except for oil-based substances, Berber carpet does not easily absorb spills. This feature makes it a family-friendly carpet.
  • Comfortable: If you choose a Berber made of wool, it is very soft to the touch. Nylon and olefin styles tend to have a slightly rougher texture, so you will want to feel the surface of the sample before you buy.
  • Available in Multiple Color Combinations: With its flecked appearance, a Berber carpet has a unique look. They are available in several colours and will coordinate with many decorating plans.
  • Budget-friendly: Berber carpeting is known for being a good value for consumers. They are available in a range of prices, with wool carpets being more expensive than nylon and olefin.
  Disadvantages:
  • Snags: If a loop of Berber snags, it’s possible the carpet can start to unravel. The result is an unsightly tear in your carpet.
  • Cats are Attracted to It: Due to the dense texture of this style of floor covering, cats sometimes decide to use a Berber carpet as a ground-level scratch pad. You’ll have to find a way to encourage Kitty to use a more appropriate place to scratch, or she will end up damaging your floor.
  • Stain Removal Can be Challenging: While this type of carpet is stain resistant, if a stain does manage to penetrate into the fibres, it can prove difficult to get out.
  Is this the right carpet for your home? Tony’s Flooring Centre would be happy to help you find the right style and color to suit your lifestyle and budget. Stop by our showroom to see our selection of floor coverings.]]>