Frieze carpet (often called twist carpet) is a sleek and modern version of your parent’s shag rug from the 1970s. Unlike traditional shag, modern frieze twist is durable, easy to clean, and keeps a low profile. No old school mop-top here!
The team at Floor Coverings International Katy has noticed that homeowners in Katy, Cinco Ranch, The Energy Corridor, and Richmond are frequently choosing frieze for their homes. Could this carpet option be right for your family? Keep reading to find out.
Frieze carpets have long fibers that are tightly twisted. This creates a carpet with long skinny strands, but those strands are tautly curled so that they lay flat. The result: a plush carpet with a look that is more controlled and modern compared to traditional shag styles.
Benefits of Frieze
Durability is one of the key benefits of frieze carpet, especially for families and busy households. Frieze carpets are cut-loop style, meaning that these carpets have strands instead of loops. Most cut-loop styles are susceptible to fraying at the ends (called blooming), but frieze carpet strands curl downward, exposing only the side of the carpet strand to foot traffic. This increases the durability of frieze compared to other cut-loop styles.
Looped carpets are great for durability, but they can lack softness. Frieze carpet brings together the durability of looped carpet styles with the softness of cut-loop carpet. Tough and soft at the same time, frieze carpet is perfect for high-traffic areas like living rooms, dens, family rooms, playrooms, and more!
The longer fibers of frieze also make it great for hiding seams, so consider this carpet style for hallways and stairs.
One drawback of frieze is that liquid stains can quickly sink into this style of carpet. With shorter and tighter styles of carpet, a liquid stain will sit on the surface long enough for you to lift the stain out, but frieze carpets are less dense and allow stains to spread. To get ahead of this issue, choose a frieze carpet with a comprehensive stain warranty, solution-dyed fibers, and a pre-applied stain-treatment.
On the bright side, frieze carpets hide other signs of wear extremely well. For instance, frieze hides dirt and won’t show footprints or vacuum marks.
Get Frieze For Your Home Today
If frieze carpeting sounds like just the thing for your home flooring in Katy, call the team at Floor Coverings International Katy today. It’s easy to schedule your free, in-home design consultation.