If you’ve decided to install carpet flooring in your Raleigh home, the next thing you’ll need to decide is what carpet style you want. Between the materials, colors, patterns, and textures, there are so many options available today. If you’re looking for a good all-around carpet style that will hold up against wear and tear, is low maintenance, and adds a nice aesthetic to your home, frieze might be the carpet for you.
What is Frieze Carpet?
You may not recognize the name, but you’d probably recognize the carpet. Frieze is one of the most common carpet types among homeowners in the Wake County, Crabtree, Cameron Village, North Hills, Six Forks, Five Points, Boylan Heights areas today. Long, tightly twisted fibers that curl over at the top are frieze’s most identifiable quality. It is a cut pile carpet, which means it’s constructed by threading and looping the fibers through the stiff carpet backing, then cutting the loops so they’re all the same height. Although the carpet fibers are all the same height, the curling of the strands gives frieze a more textured appearance than some other cut pile carpets. You can find frieze varieties in different materials, including acrylic, wool, and nylon. Because of its thick pile and already textured look, frieze carpets don’t come in complex patterns.
Benefits of Frieze
There are many reasons why frieze is the popular carpet style it is. The curling of the fibers allows frieze to conceal dirt and dust on the floor, making it low maintenance flooring. You can generally clean frieze with simple regular vacuuming. Multi-colored flecks mixed into the fibers of solid-colored friezes also help hide dirt. The very tight twists of the strands are largely what make the carpet so durable. Frieze can withstand daily wear and tear and is ideal for areas of the house that experience heavy foot traffic.
If you’re looking for a well-rounded carpet style for your Raleigh home, look no further. Frieze has practical benefits, as well as the ability to add a casual elegance to your home’s décor. Call Floor Coverings International of Raleigh today to schedule your free design consultation and estimate!
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