bloomington frieze carpetingChoosing a carpet style can be difficult. Bloomington residents often find themselves deciding between soft or smooth, short or shaggy. At Floor Coverings International Southwest Metro Minneapolis, we carry everything from cable to Berber, and we are committed to helping Minnetonka, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park area residents find the best carpeting to fit their unique needs.

One of the most popular styles of carpeting is frieze. Especially suited for spaces where comfort is king, our customers love frieze’s soft feel and shaggy, informal look. It is ideal for family rooms, living rooms, and bedrooms.

How is it made?

We are often asked how frieze maintains it tousled look. The secret is in its manufacturing. The carpet fibers are twisted seven to nine times per inch to create a highly textured surface, whereas Saxony or cable fibers are typically twisted three to five times per inch. The yarn curls over itself, giving frieze its characteristic coiled look.

Bi-colored frieze is very common. This unique, speckled style is obtained by using yarns in different colors that are wound around each other.

What are the advantages of frieze?

There is a reason that frieze is a one of the most popular styles of carpeting available today. It has a number of advantages over other cut pile carpeting:

  • It is superb at maintaining its texture.
  • Frieze is resistant to footprints and vacuum tracks.
  • This carpeting is long lasting and durable, making it great for high-traffic areas. With proper care and maintenance, it can last decades.
  • The shaggy style of frieze is great at concealing stains and dirt.
  • Although frieze is pronounced like “freeze”, it is far from frigid. Frieze is warm and comfortable, great for Bloomington winters.

For more information about frieze and other types of carpeting, your flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Southwest Metro Minneapolis are here to help. Call today to schedule a free, in-home design consultation from one of our flooring professionals.

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