Berber is a type of carpet that originated with the Berber people in North Africa. The style used all natural materials hand woven by the people it was named after. Today, Berber carpet mostly applies to a style of carpet distinguished by a looped pile construction. Usually Berber carpets are of a single tone with flecks of a similar color embedded in the weave. They are hardy and durable creating an ideal environment for high traffic areas. Modern Berber-style carpeting is no made from a variety of fibers from nylon, to wool and other synthetics.
Stain resistance is Berber’s biggest strength. It’s a tight weave that makes it tough for stains to penetrate. Many people are attracted to its unique “handcrafted” appearance (Berber carpets are made in factories like every other carpet, so they are not truly handcrafted.) It also doesn’t show footprints or vacuum marks. As long as the carpet is clean and taken care of, it maintains its original appearance. The cherry on top is that if you like Berber carpets, they typically don’t break the bank. Depending on the fiber used, it is a relatively inexpensive style