What is Berber Carpet?

Berber carpet, sometimes referred to as loop carpet, is one of the most popular types of carpet on the market today—thanks to its casual style, high durability, and easy-to-maintain construction. While Berber is suitable for any part of the home where carpet is typically installed, it’s most common in casual, high-traffic areas like bedrooms, hallways, or family rooms.

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  • Berber carpet’s low-pile, tightly-woven fibers make it one of the most durable types of carpet available.
  • That dense construction also helps prevent debris and spills from sinking into the fibers, making Berber carpets more stain-resistant and easier to clean.
  • Although some products use bold colors, most Berber carpets feature neutral, earth-toned colors.

Why Should You Choose Berber Carpet?

Deciding between carpet and a hard surface floor like wood or vinyl is just the first step in the floor shopping experience. If you opt for carpet, you’ll then need to settle on a specific type of carpet. So, of all the options available, why should you choose Berber carpeting? To put it succinctly: versatility. Berber is generally considered to be the most versatile of all types of carpet thanks to its combination of styling, durability, and ease of upkeep.

Because of its durability and low maintenance needs, you’ll often find Berber carpet installed in bedrooms, playrooms, and any common areas of the home. However, its natural appearance might be a bit too casual to be used in formal areas like upscale living or dining rooms. For those areas, customers tend to opt for frieze or plush carpet floors. But for customers looking to have carpet installed that will be an all-around great performer while still giving their home an aesthetic revamp, it’s hard to beat Berber.

Berber Carpet features

Comfortable, fashionable, and durable. Berber carpet is flooring built for real life.

  • The tight weave of carpet fibers helps protect against staining; some products offer additional stain-resistant treatments
  • Low-pile fibers are less likely to show wear, footprints, or marks from moved furniture
  • Available in many neutral, earthy tones, making it a great complement to a wide range of interior styles

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  • Professional Installation

    Professional installers will move your furniture, remove and haul away your old floor, install your new flooring, and clean up when they’re finished.

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Berber Carpet FAQs

Although its dense construction and low pile height would seem to be a good match for your furry friends, Berber carpet is not recommended for homes with pets. This is due to the looped fibers, which can snag your dog or cat's claws, causing them discomfort or even serious injury. The best carpets for pets are cut-pile carpets like plush or frieze.

Interior design trends can change rapidly, rendering some style choices outdated after just a year or two. While Berber carpet is not the trendiest floor product available today, its unassuming character can actually be an advantage. Berber’s casual, neutral appearance tends to work well with a wide variety of design styles, so if you’re someone who likes to change the color of your walls every year, a Berber carpet makes an excellent foundation for a wide range of aesthetics.

Berber carpeting is one of the easiest carpets to clean, thanks to the tight weave of its fibers which help keep dirt and debris on the carpet surface. Some of the Berber carpets available from Empire also include special treatments that enhance stain resistance.

Empire continually strives to make getting beautiful new carpet an easy, hassle-free experience, and a major part of that is our quick carpet installation turnaround time. In many cases, we can begin installing carpet the very Next Day after your in-home consultation.

Ready to Get New Berber Carpet Installed in Your Home?

As a short loop carpet, Berber strikes an optimal balance between practicality and comfort. It feels great underfoot but is easier to maintain than a carpet with long, loose fibers. Its earthen tones and knotty texture tend to add a sense of visual warmth to any room, while also feeling physically warmer than a hard surface like tile. If you’ve settled on Berber as the best choice for your next renovation, Empire is here to make the shopping and carpet installation process as stress-free as possible.

Still on the fence about what flooring product will work best in your home? Leaning towards Berber but want to get your hands on it to see what it will actually look and feel like once it’s installed? Empire’s In-Home Estimates are designed to answer all of your questions and alleviate any concerns you might have before committing to a particular carpet installation. A flooring professional will bring a full catalog of carpet samples directly to your home, learn about your lifestyle and what you’re looking for in a new floor, and help you confidently decide on a specific flooring type. The Empire process is one of the main reasons we’ve been around for more than 60 years and are still continuing to grow.

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