Frieze is one of the most popular carpet types of the last twenty years. Known for its softness and comfort, frieze is also surprisingly durable due to its unique construction. Unlike looped Berber or woven sisal, frieze uses tightly twisted fibers that are only attached at one end, so the fibers are free to move. This produces a soft and textured carpet with a high pile. Though it may resemble shag carpeting of the 1960s and ‘70s, frieze carpet requires far less maintenance (no raking necessary!).
Not sure if frieze carpeting is right for your New Orleans home? Here are some things to consider from the experts at Floor Coverings International Metairie.
Considerations when Choosing Frieze Carpet
- What kinds of activity will be happening on your carpet? Frieze is a good choice for areas with foot traffic since its long twisted fibers resist fraying and damage.
- Where will you be using your carpet? If it’s a casual space where comfort is the priority, frieze may be your best bet. Frieze carpet is very soft underfoot, making it ideal for bedrooms or family rooms.
- How big is your space? If your room is wider than the standard carpet width, more than one piece has to be used. That’s not a problem for frieze, since it’s good at hiding seams between pieces.
- Do you want a trackless carpet? Many homeowners choose frieze because of its ability to hide footprints and vacuum marks.
- Are you worried about spills or messes? Frieze carpet is good at hiding dirt, but liquids are another matter. The loose texture of frieze allows spills to spread, making cleaning a challenge.
After considering these questions, you should have a better idea of whether frieze is the right carpet type for your home. But if you’re still not sure, feel free to give us a call! The experts at Floor Coverings International Metairie are always available to bring product samples to homeowners in the New Orleans area.
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