What is Berber carpet?

Berber-style carpets are versatile enough to work with any decor and are a popular choice for any room in the house. For additional questions or to see samples visit our carpet store.

What do Berber rugs look like?

A looped construction, Berber carpeting gets its name from the hand-woven style of the Berber tribe in North Africa. Modern Berber rugs have an overall light-neutral color, distinguished by flecks of brown and gray, and are now also available in solid colors.


  1. Cost: Berbers have become increasingly popular over the years, and much of that has to do with the fact that it’s known for being less expensive than other residential ones. This floor covering comes in various price points, some of which are equivalent to different cut-pile styles.

    There are two reasons for this, including the fact that it's more inexpensive to make. In addition, Berber carpeting is looped construction, which is how all rugs start, but without cutting as in a cut-pile.

    The second reason is that, while Berbers do come in various fibers, such as wool and nylon, these are made mainly from olefin (polypropylene), a budget-friendly, highly durable, and stain-resistant fiber.
  2. Durability: Fiber is generally stronger when in a loop style than in cut form, so you'll normally get "more bang for the buck." Be mindful, however, that as in all carpets, compare specific styles at the same grade; otherwise, the results will be skewed.
  3. Great stain resistance. Olefin is non-absorbent, so stain resistance is inherent. Also, with a looped construction, spills are more prone to sitting at the top, and that flecked pattern is also great at hiding dirt!

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