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Is berber carpet more expensive?

I am going to get new carpet and a friend told me to get berber because it wears better.Does it?Is it more expensive than a good plush carpet?

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Not necessarily , but it can be. Berber by it s construction you don t see any wear because your walking on the loops. It will mat and crush because it usually , but not always made w/ a softer yarn called Olefen. So check your warranty info on the back of all carpets to compare.They ll add nylon in it to get colors in the yarn because Olefin is a natural stain blocker but a softer, not as tough as nylon. You ll find cheap berbers and expensive ones. If you have pets, give it a 2nd look, since 1 loose or snagged loop (pet nails) and a whole row can be zipped right out via a cat or a vacuum.When picking ANY carpet, get the correct pad and the poundage to match.Minimum 3/8 and 8# pad for berber and 7 / 16 ths and 5 1/2# pad for regular carpet. These will protect you for a warranty GL
Aug 23, 2017
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Aug 23, 2017
It is very durable, but not very stylish. We just bought new carpet and the comment was made by the sales rep that most men buy berber because it is durable. We ended up buying Frieze which is a very fashionable style carpeting. It's not plush, not berber, but is kinda casual; it's life twisted loop carpeting. And it doesn't show traffice pattern much at all. Ours looks like the sample below. Good luck deciding!
Aug 23, 2017
Berber shows wear less quickly than a plush of the same quality. A really cheap berber will not hold up as well as a high-quality plush carpet, though.
Aug 23, 2017

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