If you are looking at replacing the carpet in your home you have many choices from which to choose. You can go with a frieze, a standard cut pile or even a low shag (which is becoming popular again). One other popular choice these days however is Berber carpet. But is it right for you and your home? Read this article for some information that will hopefully help you decide whether or not to buy it.

Berber carpet has many pluses and many negatives. One plus is that it does not show foot prints or vacuum marks. Some people can not stand this and the Berber , being a stiffer carpet, does not show the marks. This makes it a great carpet for someone who wants uniformity or a more formal appearance to the room. Another advantage of Berber carpet, if you buy a nylon or wool one, is that it is a very durable carpet. Because of the loop design it resists crushing and matting. This means that you are less likely to get matted down traffic areas. One final advantage of Berber is that it resists soiling and the speckled ones even do a good job of hiding soil. The loop is hard for soil to get through and most of it will rest on the surface where it can be easily vacuumed.

Now for the negatives. One negative of Berber is that it is stiff so if you are looking for the most comfortable carpet you should look elsewhere. Some Berbers are almost as hard as wood floors. Another disadvantage of Berber is that with the looped construction if you get a run or pulled up loop it can quickly spread across the entire carpet. It is also a tough carpet to install so if you choose Berber be careful and choose a good installer. The seams are difficult to match closely making it hard to get a good installation unless the installer has a lot of experience. The last negative about Berber is that it can be hard to clean for carpet cleaners. Some even charge more. With steam cleaning in particular the cleaning wand likes to skip over the surface making it hard to extract.

I hope this article has given you something to think about. Think about what you are looking for in a carpet and see if Berber matches those needs before you buy it. Good luck with whatever you decide.

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