If you are interested in adding casual comfort to your West Houston and Sugar Land home, frieze carpet may be the perfect floor covering for you. This shaggy style, occasionally referred to as “California shag,” is a soft and durable option that will hold up well in active households.
Frieze carpet has a unique, twisted appearance that will stand the test of time with proper care. Learn more about this popular floor covering, and contact our team at Floor Coverings International West Houston for a free in-home design consultation.
Construction and Appearance
Frieze carpet is known for its tightly twisted fibers and curled, kinky appearance. While other carpet yarn is typically twisted three to five times, the yarn on a frieze carpet is twisted seven to nine times and trimmed to about a quarter of an inch, causing the fibers to coil and turn back on themselves and giving this carpet its curled look.
One of the biggest benefits of frieze is its “trackless” quality. Because the fibers are twisted, the yarn naturally folds over itself and it will easily hide footprints and vacuum tracks. Frieze is not to be confused with other textured carpets. This trackless quality can be added to carpets with the standard number of twists by crimping the fibers, such as textured saxony.
Frieze carpet can be found in solid colors, but the fibers are frequently speckled, or two different colors of yarn are twisted together, to give the carpet a multi-colored look. Frieze is available in many fiber options, including synthetics such as nylon and polyester, or wool for those that prefer a natural fiber.
Durability and Maintenance
The durability and pricing of a frieze carpet will depend on the fiber. However, frieze is known for being durable and easy to care for. This carpet will need frequent vacuuming to release dirt and debris from the twisted fibers, and occasionally going over the surface with a carpet rake is a good way to loosen trapped dirt as well.
Frieze is a great choice for high traffic homes and families with little kids or pets. It will hide spills and stains and clean up quickly. The density of the carpet also makes it a great option for sound absorption, and it will muffle footsteps and other loud noises throughout the house.
Frieze carpet will be low maintenance and look great for many years in your Houston home. Contact our team at Floor Coverings International West Houston for a free consultation today.
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