The term Berber originally referred to carpets handmade by the Berber people of North Africa, but today it refers to rugs constructed in a loop style with a tight weave, usually with a light tone and dark flecks.

In the 1990s, Berber carpets became a popular choice among homeowners. For many families, its versatility, budget-friendly price point, and texture make it an easy choice. How to clean Berber carpet has become a frequently asked question in homes as it has become more common. Also, what decorations are these carpets suitable for? What size should they be etc.?

Berber rug can refer to either the color or style of carpet.

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Pros of Berber Carpet

Berber rugs have many fans around the world, especially in Canada and the United States of America, and have found their place in many homes. Let's look at some of the reasons why:

Berber Rugs Are Cheap

Berber rug is one of the most affordable types of carpet for flooring. Compared to Iranian handmade rugs, these carpets are cheaper. An appearance close to Dhurrie and a much more suitable price have made them good options to choose from.

The Durability of Berber Rugs

Berber carpets are known for their durability; they stand up well to wear and tear in traffic places. Once installed, you can be sure they can last in your house for over a decade. Though people often change their carpets because of the stains and attract, if maintained properly, these carpets can go on for many years without getting destroyed. They are more durable than most other residential carpets.

Although a lower-quality Berber carpet may not be as durable as a high-quality one, you should still buy the finest quality if durability is important to you.

Berber Rugs Are Stain-resistant

Spills tend to sit on the surface of the loops. Cleaning this way makes it easier to remove stains because the material is less likely to absorb liquids.

Unlike most carpets, which are not spill-resistant, this one is. Many people think of avoiding carpet floors because they tend to get stained and become dirty, but Berber carpets are considered spill-resistant.

Cons of Berber Carpet

Why do some people avoid Berber rugs? Let's take a look at the cons of these carpets:

Berber carpets are not Pet-friendly 

A pet's claws can damage the loops in the flooring and cause them to snag. Also, your pet can get hurt if the carpet's loop is caught in its claw. The roughness of Berber carpets attracts cats and makes them good scratching posts for them. In such a case, these carpets are more at risk of snagging and destruction.

The Risk of Snagging in Berber Carpet

All types of lop carpets, including Berber rugs, are prone to snagging. It might unravel the whole carpet if attention is paid to it later. Even if one loop is snagged, it should be repaired immediately to avoid further troubles.

Berber Carpet Gets Matted

Over time, the loops of Berber rugs can look matted and worn. The nylon loops in Berber rugs will help you avoid that problem if that is a concern for you.

Berber Rug Colors

A variety of colors and patterns are available in Berber rugs, which feature texture, twist, plush, and looped weaves derived from millennia-old inspirations.

Modern Berber features a light-colored background under darker, multi-color flecks or patterns. On the other hand, traditional Berber carpets feature geometric patterns against a light, solid color background.

Wool Berber Carpet

Wool Berber carpet is easy to clean. It is environmentally friendly, and because it is natural, it does not cause respiratory problems or allergies in anyone.

The highest-quality and priciest Berber carpets are made from wool and nylon. Berber rugs can also be made from less-expensive olefin (polypropylene), polyester, or a mix of fiber blends.

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Price of Berber Rug

When you have weighed the pros and cons and decided that the Berber rug is the best option for you, it may be time to think about costs. Berber rug is undoubtedly one of the more affordable types of carpet, and now it comes in new styles and fibers. When it comes to this oriental carpet, there isn't just one price because there are so many options.

The cheapest option is a simple, neutral Berber rug. In the same way as area rugs, the more patterns, and details, the more expensive it will be. It's the same thing with Berber carpeting. The more flecks and details, the more expensive your project could be. With prices ranging from $7 to $10 per square foot, wool Berber rug is the most expensive kind you'll find. Nylon Berber rug is a bit cheaper but varies between $4 to $5 per square foot.

In the end, though, the quality of the carpet plays the most prominent role in pricing when it comes to Berber rugs.

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