What’s all this talk about Berber carpet flooring?

What’s all this talk about Berber carpet flooring?

Berber-style carpeting is versatile, durable, and stylish. It looks great in any room in the house, from the living room to the bedroom.

Style specifications

This rug got its name from the weaving style of the Berber tribes of North Africa. Berbers are looped constructions with a light overall color (like beige or greige) with flecks of darker colors (usually brown or gray).

Looped constructions have become more popular over the years. As such, color palettes have expanded to include solid and multi-colors.

The name Berber remains. It refers mainly to a floor covering with a looped construction and not the color/flecks.


One of the big reasons for the popularity of the Berber style is its durability. Generally, fiber is stronger in looped form than it in cut form. In addition, these rugs have a tight weave that's unlikely to unravel.

This durability is ideal for high-traffic areas. Berbers are also commonly used in style-driven offices, such as advertising or fashion industries.

Other Berber carpeting benefits include:

1. Cost

The construction itself is the reason. Since these fibers aren’t cut, a manufacturing process is skipped.

Berbers are often associated with an olefin (polypropylene) fiber. This is a durable, ultra stain-resistant, and budget-friendly fiber.

Berbers, however, can also be made from wool or nylon fibers. Therefore, when comparing rugs, be sure they are of equal quality. Otherwise, your results won't be accurate.

2. Easy care:

Because of the tight weave, spills sit on top of the loops. As a result, spills don't have much opportunity to permeate and set with a looped rug.

The most trusted carpet store in Boyd, WI

You'll find Berber carpet flooring and many other styles at Redwing Custom Cabinets and Flooring. We're local, family-owned, and opened our doors in 2001.

We have it all, so why go from store to store? See us and get a free quote, especially if you live in Cadott, Chippewa Falls, Cornell, Eau Claire, Stanley, Thorp, and Eleva.