berber carpet in hillsborough

Berber carpet is a popular choice for high traffic areas thanks to its durability and stain resistance. In the greater Hillsborough, Flemington, Princeton area, this loop carpet is often seen in basements, living rooms and even on staircases.


Today, “Berber” is a term often used to describe any loop carpet. The term Berber technically describes a certain type of loop carpet with a thick yarn and flecked color scheme (usually a light tan color with darker accents). These carpets originated in North Africa, where tribes used wool and camel hair to create rugs, carpet and cloaks. If you have your heart set on classic Berber carpet, be sure to consult a professional at Floor Coverings International of Hillsborough to ensure your new carpet will be Berber, and not just a loop carpet.

Durable Construction

Today’s loop or Berber carpets are most commonly made from nylon, wool or olefin fibers. Because of its low pile and dense loops, Berber can withstand heavy traffic and still look great. Wool is the traditional material for Berber carpet, and it offers the most stain-resistance and durability. You pay for these benefits however; wool carpets are some of the most expensive carpets available.

A Look at Loop Carpets

Loop carpets can come in a variety of different looks including carpets with a solid color and all one-length loops, multi-colored carpets with multiple length loops (creating a great pattern or textured look), and anything in between. Years ago, loop carpets were generally relegated to basements and indoor/outdoor settings. Today, with all the fashion-forward loops, and thanks to some real advancements in softer carpet fiber technology, loop carpeting is showing up in bedrooms, family rooms and every other type of room where carpet is generally used.

berber carpet living room in Hillsborough

Expert Installation

If you are looking for a loop or Berber carpet, give us a call. Your design associate at Floor Coverings International in Hillsborough is trained to evaluate your needs and guide you to the right color, pattern and texture for your space.

The installation team will make sure that key considerations like seam placement (where the seams are positioned in the room) and pattern alignment are taken in to account and your new carpet looks perfect.

For more information on Berber carpet, or to compare varieties, contact the experts at Floor Coverings International in Hillsborough today. We offer free in-home estimates and consultations to the greater Hillsborough, Flemington, Princeton area.

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