Caring for your Berber carpet
Nowadays the Berber is a very popular choice. That’s because it’s very durable, doesn’t show footprints that easily and wear and heavy traffic aren’t a major problem. Add that to the fact you can get some really vibrant colours and designs with a Berber and you can see why it’s in such big demand.
But there are some considerations you need to take into account if you want to care for your Berber in the best possible way. That’s because the way a Berber is constructed is different to other carpets in that the rugged looped pile running in parallel lengths are cut short making it a very dense weave. Now, that used to earn the poor old Berber a reputation of being a high maintenance carpet, but due to modern construction techniques, that is certainly no longer the case.
Try to get the best quality Berber you can for your budget. It may sound obvious but better quality Berber is easier to clean. Luckily Carpetright stock a vast number of quality Berbers and of course, we’re always happy to help you choose the carpet that’s right for you.
Another thing you can do before your carpet is even laid is to adopt a no shoes policy as the tight spaces in the weave do like to attract any dirt from the outside.
Do you have pets? Some pets, especially cats, love to get their claws into looped pile carpets such as Berbers. If you have a well behaved pet that doesn’t claw your current carpets then you may be fine, but it’s worth considering as your lovely new carpet could become your cats favourite pastime.
As with a lot of carpets, regular vacuuming is important. And just as important is to remember when vacuuming your Berber to avoid brush attachments or using the beater bar as these can snag a loop and pull off a complete line.
Take a look at our Care and Maintenance section for our cleaning recommendations but also, if you’re dealing with a spill, please remember to use a dry cloth immediately and to blot rather than rub. As for stains, then the key to good stain removal on a Berber is to do it immediately and remember to avoid getting the fibres overly wet. If on the odd occasion you just can’t seem to get rid of a stain, it may be the time to consult a professional cleaner who will know how to deal with your Berber without getting it too wet.