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Exploring the Pros and Cons of Frieze Carpets

If you’re looking to invest in a frieze carpet, then here at The Flooring Group, we can provide you with a solution. As one of the most aesthetically pleasing carpet choices currently available on the market, it’s no wonder that they have become so popular in modern times. But as with anything, there are pros and cons. In this guide, we will explain the many benefits and drawbacks of frieze carpets, so that you can decide whether or not it is the correct flooring solution for you.

The Benefits of Frieze Carpets

Frieze carpets work well in essentially any room in the house; whether it’s a living room, bedroom, hallways or staircases, they add a unique look to wherever they are placed, and immediately attract attention. They have a soft, cosy appearance and, because of this, they instantly add an extra layer of comfort and warmth within the home. Frieze carpets are also incredibly durable, and are able to withstand heavy foot traffic for many years and, if they are properly maintained, they maintain their unique beauty throughout those years too. And, due to their long fibres, they are perfect for hiding seams and dirt, which is something you seldom find with other carpet styles.

The Downsides of Frieze Carpets

Whilst frieze carpets are a popular choice of flooring solution, as with anything, they do come with their downsides. Despite the fact that they are durable, they have an almost total lack of stain resistance due to their long fibres, meaning that any stains they accumulate run incredibly deep, which is often difficult to rectify and clean up. This means that they need constant maintenance, such as cleaning and vacuuming, which can take a lot of time and effort. In addition, if you’re on a budget, then a frieze carpet may not be for you. Despite their elegance, they are some of the most expensive carpets currently available on the market. Cheaper models made of polyester or polyethylene terephthalate are available, but in general these types of carpets are usually on the higher end of the price range. Finally, unlike other styles of carpet, frieze carpets are particularly limited in the lack of pattern options available. Given the way in which they are manufactured, they do not lend themselves well to an array of patterns or designs, which may make them appear less visually appealing than other flooring options.

The Bottom Line

Frieze carpets are a great choice. They are stylish, alternative, comfortable to walk on, and make any space they are installed in appear inviting, warm, and are a real eye catcher – so it’s no wonder that they’ve become so popular over the years. However, they can be difficult to maintain compared to other carpets due to the fact that they consist of long fibres, which hide stains and are prone to gathering dirt and dust. They are also more expensive than other flooring solutions, making them not ideal if you’re on a budget. Here at The Flooring Company, however, we offer a wide range of flooring at highly competitive price points.

So, if you have any further questions, or require any further information, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.