Frieze carpet, which some people still call shag carpet, is a style of cut pile carpet that has a high twist level. Its long soft strands and stylish modern look make frieze a popular carpet choice for homes in the greater Greensboro, Winston Salem, and High Point areas.
About Frieze Carpets
Frieze carpets can be comprised of a variety of fibers, including nylon and acrylic. They are made by knotting pile through a stiff backing and then cutting it so that all fibers are the same length. (A heavy-weight frieze carpet with slightly less twist is called a cable carpet.) These carpets have a chic and modern look, so they’re a perfect fit for homeowners who want to fuse carpet’s sense of tradition with their sense of style.
Pros and Cons of Frieze Carpeting
One of the biggest pros of frieze carpeting is its durability. The yarn in frieze carpets tends to fold over on itself, so it’s unlikely to show vacuum tracks, footprints and dirt. Because of this, frieze carpet is a low-maintenance choice popular for high-traffic areas such as hallways, living rooms and family rooms. It’s also a big hit with families with small children or pets. Frieze carpets are also available in a broad selection of colors, so there’s sure to be a fit for your particular tastes.
One of the considerations that holds some homeowners back from choose frieze carpets, though, is the lack of design complexity. Unlike some other carpet types, frieze carpets do not come in complex designs, though some are made from variegated yarn to add texture and interest.
Call Floor Coverings International of the Piedmont Triad Today
With so many choices in fibers, styles, colors and patterns, it’s smart to start your carpeting purchase with a free in-home estimate and design consultation from Floor Coverings International. We proudly serve the greater Greensboro, Winston Salem, and High Point areas. Give us a call today to start your next carpeting project!