If you are considering installing new carpeting in your home in the greater Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood area, be sure to check out our selection of frieze carpet. In the last couple decades, frieze has become a very popular style because it offers a combination of upsides that you can’t find in every carpet style.
What Exactly Is Frieze?
You might have once called this kind of carpet “shag,” although frieze tends to have thinner carpet strands than traditional shag. Frieze carpet (pronounced “free-zay”) is a type of cut pile carpet that has a tighter twist than other textured cut pile varieties. Whereas you might see 3-4 twists per inch on a textured saxony, for instance, a frieze can have 7-9 twists per inch. This gives frieze a shaggy, varied surface appearance, where individual strands curl and bend in various directions. This in turn, gives frieze certain desirable properties.
Frieze’s cut pile, twisted construction makes it a trackless carpet. Of all carpet styles, frieze is one of the best at hiding footprints and vacuum tracks. It is also very good at hiding its seems, as well as any dirt that may accumulate or be missed when vacuuming. This makes frieze a low maintenance carpet style, and also one that can be used on uneven floors to give them the appearance of being level. Frieze is a soft and very comfortable type of carpet, but also one that is quite durable. It makes a fine choice for high-traffic areas of your home. Lastly, frieze fits in well with many different types of décor. It is generally considered to be somewhat more casual than some other carpet styles, but you will often see it in homes that are going for a more modern chic look. It is versatile in this regard and can be easily incorporated into many different room designs.
The only real downside to frieze carpeting is that it can be hard to clean. Dirt may be trapped within the longer, curled strands and so more difficult to vacuum out. It’s usually less densely woven as well, which may encourage liquid spills to spread before they can be cleaned up. On the other hand, frieze’s curled fibers are good at hiding dirt and stains, so even though it may be difficult to clean, it will be hard to tell if anything is left behind.
Is Frieze Right for You?
At Floor Coverings International KC South, we have a huge selection of carpeting and other flooring materials for you to choose from. If you are thinking about new carpeting, frieze is definitely a strong choice to consider. It works particularly well in living rooms, bedrooms, and playrooms. If you’d like to know more about it, and actually see some samples, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a free design consultation!
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