The Berber style, as it became known, originated from nomadic tribes in north Africa who applied the style to woven rugs.
Original Berbers had loop pile face yarns, which used natural coloured, thick wool yarn, Today they are often made with a tufted construction, thick loop pile with yarns made from polypropylene, Nylon and and acrylic, however they are also cut pile Berbers being manufactured.
The characteristic flecking or spotting goes back to the nomadic tribesmen, who used yarns from old worn out rugs, the downside of using recycled yarns was that it did lead to dye bleed when the rug was wet cleaned. In the new synthetic fibres the flecking is accomplished by using space dyed yarn, which has solved the problem of dye bleed in this type of carpet.
As with most carpet, occasionally you can encounter problems when wet cleaning Berber. This can take the form of wicking, bleeding, fuzzing, yarn pulling, crushing and yellowing. It is imperative that before cleaning that every inch of carpet be inspected.
Cleaning Berber carpets should only be carried out by a professional carpet cleaner, Roffey cleaning are members of the NCCA The National Carpet Cleaners Association, all members must sit and pass a written exam and carry full public liability, we take our business seriously and ensure that the service we provide is second to none, we have invested in the most up to date equipment that leaves your carpets cleaner and dryer than ever before.
Carpet cleaning is not rocket science, but your carpets are a huge investment in your home and cleaning carpets like a Berber can result in a very costly mistake if you allow an untrained person to clean them, contact the www.ncca.co.uk/ for your nearest professional carpet cleaner, or contact Roffeycleaning.com for more information.