Frieze is a style of cut pile carpet that has tightly twisted yarn and is famous (or infamous) for the shaggy look we’re familiar with from the 60s and 70s. Today’s frieze carpet flooring isn’t as wild, but it is still one of the most popular styles among active families. The twisted fibers hide track marks, withstand heavy traffic, and affords longer durability.
Denver Carpet and Flooring is committed to providing our customers with a wide selection of frieze, berber, patterned, and textured carpets. We stock brand named carpeting at low prices. Contact our flooring specialist to view our selection.
True Frieze Carpeting
Many people ask for frieze carpet flooring when they are really looking for textured carpeting. Both frieze and textured carpeting do well to hide footprints and carpet seams but true frieze carpeting is made up of two long strands that are twisted together and naturally curl over itself, creating texture and dimension in its construction. Frieze carpeting will also reflect variations in color when you run your hands over the carpet that give it another layer of dimension.
Frieze vs Textured Carpeting
Textured carpet flooring achieves a similar ‘shag’ appearance by pushing a ball of yarn through a stuffer box that curls and crimps the yarn. It’s the same effect you would see pushing dough through a pasta maker. Frieze carpeting, on the other hand, doesn’t require additional texturizing because it naturally curls over itself.
Soft to Softest
People gravitate toward frieze carpeting because it hides imperfections well and is naturally soft in all its curled over splendor. Like any other carpet construction, frieze carpeting ranges in density. The rule of thumb is that the lower the density the softer the carpet. Lower density frieze carpeting has an airy feeling under your feet while denser frieze carpets are firmer with higher resistance to wear and tear.
In general, true frieze carpeting will come at a higher price point than textured carpeting but it will also last longer. Most carpet specialists will show textured carpeting when customers ask to look at frieze carpet samples. You will want to specify that you are looking for true frieze carpeting if this is an important distinction for you.
Looking for Frieze Carpeting?
Denver Carpet & Flooring offers quality frieze and textured carpet flooring at guaranteed low prices. Visit our showroom to view our selection or let us bring our shop-at-home service to you. Our carpet flooring specialists will bring samples to your door based on your style preferences, functionality requirements, and budget. We will measure your space, provide a written quote, and provide professional carpet installation quickly. If the carpet is in stock, we can install it in as little as 7 days. Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our carpet specialists.