What is Berber carpet?

What is Berber carpet?

You've been researching carpet, and you came across a type called Berber. What is it? You may have heard about it and its benefits to homeowners. So why is it so sought after?

A quality choice of carpet

The name Berber comes from a North African tribe. It had a particular way of weaving that became popular when discovered. Originally, Berber carpet was a light carpet with dark flecks in it. The loops are left in instead of being cut, creating a loop texture to the carpet. Berber comes in various fibers, including nylon, wool, olefin, and a combination of nylon and olefin. The type of fiber determines the cost of the Berber. However, it is generally very affordable.


Berber is a highly durable carpet because of its looped fiber strength. Also, if the fiber is nylon, that adds to its durability. Its durability is one of its positive factors and selling points.

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