Berber Carpet Care and Your Home
Carpet is a major fixture in the home. It can create a sense of warmth and comfort in a room in a sense it can be a foundation to the overall feel and design of a room. Over the last few years Berber carpet has grown in popularity among household flooring choices it isn’t just restricted to office buildings. So why are so many people choosing Berber? What is Berber anyway? How do you care for Berber?
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Though many people think Berber is a type of carpet especially the super durable but not stylish stuff you find in many places of business. It is not. Berber is a weave type not a style. The Berber weave is made up of dense small loops which have a rugged pile running in parallel lines. Berber is very durable. The shorter loop lengths help the carpet stand up to crushing from foot traffic helping it to stand up to high traffic and wear and tear.
Berber has increased in popularity in homes due to its durability and low maintenance requirements. Berber is especially popular in homes with busy families because it can stand up to the heavy use and abuse.
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Berber Carpet is easy to maintain with the proper routine care. One of the most important steps in the care of Berber carpet is regular vacuuming. Frequent vacuuming will prevent dust and dirt from embedding into the fibers of the carpet. While vacuuming will not prevent 100% of dirt buildup it will prevent a large buildup and help to prolong the life of the carpet. Another way to prevent dirt build up in the carpet is to leave shoes at the door. A large amount of debris on your floors is tracked in from the outside on your feet.
Berber carpet can snag if you have pets with sharp claws or use sharp objects near the carpet. If there is a snag in your carpet, be careful not to use the beater bar of a vacuum over it as it can pull and make the snag worse. Don’t be tempted to pull the snag to try and repair it. Leave snagrepairs to carpet care professionals.
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Berber comes in a variety of different materials or fibers. The best quality Berber carpets are Nylon and Wool. Both of these fibers hold up better to stains, traffic, and everyday dirt build up than Olefin Berber carpets. The highest quality Berber is of course wool as wool has a naturally occurring stain resistance, but is more costly than other Berber carpets
All Berber carpets do will last longest with regular professional cleaning. A low moisture deep clean is best for prolonging the proper care and prolonging the life of your carpet.