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When considering flooring for your home, you have many options from tile, hardwood, carpet and many others. Depending on the size of your home in Sandpoint ID 83864 and your taste in furnishings, carpeting is most often the single most expensive “fixed furnishing” in your home. Carpet in itself has its advantages and disadvantages, like all other materials. But if you’ve made your mind to carpet – then Berber carpet stands out as one of the best, if not the best choice in carpeting.
It originates from the Berber tribe of Northwestern Africa, where they used this not only as flooring but as cloaks to ward off the cold in the evenings. In terms of carpet, “Berber” refers to the type of weave, not the carpet or fiber itself, which has varying loop pile construction consisting of big and small tufts to create the pattern, usually considered a low pile carpet. It is, however, very dense.
As is the case with all things – not all Berber carpeting in Sandpoint ID 83864 is created equal.
Berber carpet comes in various fibers; most commonly wool or camel hair (as it was originally) or nowadays, it’s also available in nylon, PET (petro-plastic) or olefin fibers. Of these, some tout the latter to be the most stain resistant – except with oil-based stains, which will not come out of olefin Berber carpet. Others believe it to be made of anything other than wool or nylon construction to be far inferior to any other standard nylon carpeting. They believe nylon and wool to be better when it comes to stain resistance in general, and that the loops trap dirt into the bottom of the carpet, making it impossible to remove with a vacuum or professional cleaning, hence, claiming Berber carpet is worse for stains than more traditional carpet. Furthermore, the stains you do remove, it’s said, return with a vengeance soon thereafter, especially on olefin carpet, which they claim has a low flash point of 170 degrees F, and will actually leave scorch marks on your carpet if a heavy item is dragged across it. You don’t have to be a genius to figure out that your carpet lighting on fire is not a good thing.
Berber carpet is one of the most expensive types of carpet on the market in Sandpoint ID 83864. Prices can range anywhere from $20 per square yard all the way to over $100 per square yard, which becomes a significantly hefty cost when providing flooring for your home. The lower end consists of the PET and olefin products (up to $40) and the upper end is where the nylon, wool and camel hair enter the market. Also factored into price will be the density of the carpet, with two-ply being the lower end, ranging up to six-ply construction.
For such an expensive investment into your home in Sandpoint ID 83864, especially if you are considering Berber due to the quality and longevity/durability of the product, it might be a better investment to opt for the nylon or wool over creating the same look with cheaper Berber carpet that provides the look but doesn’t have the benefits. This is a purchase worth investing some hours of research into.