If the name frieze doesn’t sound familiar to you, you’d probably recognize the carpet style. It has gained a reputation as one of the most popular and widely used types of carpet in homes around Klamath Falls and beyond. It has many great features, including versatility and low maintenance. Read on to find out more about frieze carpet flooring.
Frieze vs. Shag
Some people get frieze confused with shag carpet because of their similarities. Although they are not the same thing, frieze is sometimes called the “new and improved shag carpet.” Traditional shag has an iconic soft look and feel that is caused by extra long, loosely twisted fibers. Frieze’s fibers are long, but noticeably shorter than those of shag. Frieze’s fibers are very tightly twisted and curl over at the top. To sum up the differences between the two, shag is more of a luxurious carpet style, whereas frieze has more practical benefits.
Pros of Frieze Carpet
In addition to being a practical carpet style, frieze also has aesthetic benefits. It’s been called a casually elegant style of flooring that can fit in well in a variety of interior settings. It comes in many different colors; some are just solid colors, and others are solid with multi-colored flecks. Multi-colored flecks, along with the curled fibers, allow the carpet to conceal dirt and dust in the floor. This makes frieze a low maintenance flooring option that can generally be cleaned with simple regular vacuuming. The tight twists of the fibers make the carpet strong and durable and able to stand up to high traffic areas of the home.
Cons of Frieze Carpet
Although a great carpet style, there are some downsides to frieze. If you’re looking for a carpet with elaborate patterns and cuts, frieze isn’t for you. Because of its already thick pile, frieze doesn’t come in complex patterns. Frieze is a strong and durable carpet, but its twisted fibers can still be crushed by heavy furniture that can permanently dull the strands.
If you’re in need of a new carpet flooring for your Klamath Falls home, consider frieze. It’s a versatile style with many visual and practical benefits. If you would like to know more about any style of carpet, we can help! Call Floor Coverings International Klamath Falls today to schedule a free in-home estimate. We’ll help you find the perfect floors for your home and lifestyle.
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