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.