Berber carpeting is undoubtedly not a contemporary creation. Instead, it dates back to the Stone Age, when the Berber tribe in North Africa crafted hand-woven rugs.
Family-owned Kelly's Carpet Omaha, a full-service flooring store, brings a large selection of Berber carpeting to Omaha, NE. In addition, we offer brands from top companies like Mohawk and Karastan.
What is Berber carpet?
Carpet flooring is made by looping fibers onto a backing and sometimes cutting the loops to create additional styles.
Berber carpet, usually found in looped rather than cut styles, is defined by light-colored fibers highlighted with flecks of brown, gray, or another dark color. But since 'Berber' has become more generic in meaning, solid-colored styles are also available.
Why should I choose this style of carpet flooring?
Beautiful and hard-wearing Berber carpeting is an excellent choice for a high-traffic area since dirt remains hidden among the dark colors. Dirt is especially easy to remove when you choose a short loop style since it stays close to the surface rather than embedded in the fibers.
In addition, this floor covering is a good insulator, which means heat and sound stays in the carpeted room.
What fibers are available?
The most common types of Berber carpet are made of wool, nylon, and olefin. Wool is more costly than synthetic fibers, so homeowners usually install it in low-traffic areas like bedrooms.
Olefin resists moisture, so it is appropriate for basements, while durable nylon, the most popular carpet fiber, is ideal for family rooms and other highly active areas of the home.
Choose your carpeting flooring here!
Kelly's Carpet Omaha installs carpeting in homes and businesses, and we offer many other services like design consultation and flooring repairs. Our carpet store serves Elkhorn, Papillion, Ralston, Bennington, Bellevue, and nearby Nebraska communities. To begin your carpet flooring upgrade, use our online form to schedule your in-store appointment.