The name might sound chilly, but frieze isn’t some super-cold carpet that keeps your feet from overheating. The design experts at Floor Coverings International of The Woodlands are here to tell you that frieze (from the French, “to curl”) is actually a style of carpet, and that it’s incredibly popular among homeowners in The Woodlands.
Read on to learn about what distinguishes frieze from other types of carpet, and why it might be perfect for your home.
What Is Frieze Carpet?
To understand frieze, you have to know a bit about carpet pile. You may already know that all carpets are either “cut pile” or “loop pile,” but just in case, here’s a quick refresher.
Pile – Just another name for “fiber.” The pile refers to the actual material you stand on and see (i.e. it’s what you probably think of when you think of carpet).
Loop Pile – When a carpet is being made, the fibers are sewn through the carpet backing, and then back into the carpet backing to make – yeah, you guessed it – a loop. Loop pile carpets, like Berber, are famous for their no-frills durability.
Cut Pile – All carpets begin with loop pile, but in some cases, the manufacturer performs an additional step: after the loops are sewn into the backing, they’re literally cut, so that they form individual strands (if you’re picturing a grassy lawn, you’re on the right track).
Now that you’re refreshed, all you need to understand about frieze is that it’s a type of cut pile carpet with long, skinny fibers that have a slight twist. In other words, it’s a sleeker, updated, more modern looking shag.
Benefits Of Frieze Carpet
If Berber carpet is a practical pick-up truck, frieze is a luxury sedan: extremely comfortable, attractive, and family friendly. Here are some reasons you might fall in love:
- Great for spaces that aren’t as formal (especially bedrooms and living rooms!)
- Exceptionally comfortable
- Hides dirt, footprints, and seams
- Tough enough for everyday use
- Looks more modern than shag
Other Important Considerations
Keep in mind that against stains and spills, frieze carpets aren’t as easy to clean. Because of the longer fibers, liquids tend to penetrate the surface of the carpet and spread. Luckily, you can typically treat frieze to make it more stain-resistant.
If you want to see what frieze carpeting would look like in your home, schedule a free consultation with the Floor Coverings International of The Woodlands mobile showroom! Let our design experts guide you through the process of rejuvenating your home in The Woodlands.
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