Berber carpet is a residential carpet that is made with a
loop pile construction. This construction gives berber an appearance of
individual knots. The name berber is derived from a weaving technique
used by tribes in Africa many years ago. Today's berber resembles commercial
loop carpet. It has the inherit benefits of commercial carpet but it is
engineered to be soft and have a less dense pile. Berber is perfect for
bedrooms, family rooms, and basements. Berber is known for its clean-ability
and durability. If you live in an area with sand or abrasive soil this may be
the best choice for you.
Berber is made with many different fibers: Olefin, Nylon,
Polyester, and Wool. It can also be constructed to have a pattern or have a
level loop appearance. Different densities, yarn guages and pile heights will
greatly affect the feel and look of today’s modern berber carpet.