All You Need to Know About Berber Carpets

Are you looking to install Berber carpet in your home? At Joe Walker’s Flooring we have an impressive range of Berber carpet and carpets Glasgow loves. Whether you are looking to update the flooring in your lounge or re-carpet your entire home, Joe Walker’s Flooring can help you. But first, here are a few things you need to know about Berber carpets.

What is a Berber Carpet?

Traditionally, ‘berber’ referred to carpets with darker flecks through the light coloured carpet, inspired by the weaving style used by the Berber tribes of North Africa. The Berber style fleck is typically used in loop style carpets causing the Berber term to become associated with loop pile carpets. While Berber is now available in a vast range of colours, the term Berber commonly refers to the loop style of carpet as apposed to the traditional colouring style. Find out more about the traditional Berber style here.

Durability of Berber

Berber carpets are typically more durable than many other styles of residential carpets due to the looped style of the carpet. This looping creates a more durable carpet surface in most residential situations. Check out our last article to find out how Joe Walker’s Flooring can install your brand new Berber carpet.

Berber carpet on stair landing


Berber carpet has many pros, from cleaning to cost, Berber carpets have an abundance of benefits. Firstly, they are very easy to clean because of the looped style of the carpet, which means that spills will typically sit on top of the fibres rather than sinking into the carpet. This makes stains and spills easy to clean up. Due to the ‘flecked’ style of Berber carpets, they are also very good a disguising any marks or stains which occur with residential usage. Furthermore, the carpet is very cost effective for all residential setting and the durability of the carpet makes it ideal for stairs, hallways and other high traffic areas.


The major disadvantage of Berber carpet is the risk of snagging or running. Due to the looped nature of the carpet, the loops can snag or run, particularly if you have pets. Animal claws can become caught in the fibre, pulling the loops and causing running in the carpet. This can cause your carpet to look worn or damaged, for this reason, we do not recommend Berber or loop carpets if you have pets.

Berber Carpet

Are you looking to reap the benefits of Berber carpet in your home? Then get in touch with Joe Walker’s Flooring today or visit us in our carpet shops in Glasgow to find out more about our excellent range of Berber carpets.


Had 3 amazing carpets supplied and fitted for my flat from joe walkers great choice in the showroom to choose from, fantastic prices all staff are 5* couldnt be more helpful from start to finish would highly recommend. Thanks again guys Xx

Kelly McKay



    33 Dumbarton Road


    G81 1UA

    We are located at 33 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow. Visit our showroom to experience the finest flooring Glasgow can offer.

    We stock laminate flooring, vinyl tiles, luxury vinyl tiles, Karndean and Real Wood Flooring.

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