While it was once referred to as a flecked rug with a white, beige, or gray background, today, it refers to a looped style of carpet. During the manufacturing process, all rugs start as looped with fibers threaded through the backing. Fibers can either stay looped or be cut (called "pile") into various heights. With Berbers, fibers stay uncut with loops that range from small and tight to large and chunky. Berbers can be used in any residential installation and are often seen in commercial spaces, such as offices.
The frieze style features longer fibers so tightly twisted they curl, giving this rug a perfect casual look for family rooms. People often confuse frieze with shag, the latter having longer fibers that are loose and straight. The last one is cut and loop, which is just as the name implies. This style offers various designs and textures, with patterns made from combining the cut fibers and loops to become geometrics or pin dots, among others.
For almost 30 years, Norris Material & Supply Flooring Center has been helping people find the best carpet for their home. We hope to see you in our Fort Smith, AR showroom
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