In Madison, WI frieze carpet, which some people still call shag carpet, is a style of cut pile carpet that has a high twist level. Its long soft strands and stylish modern look make frieze a popular carpet choice for homes in the Madison area.

The yarn in frieze carpets tends to fold over on itself, so it’s less likely to show vacuum tracks, footprints, and dirt. Because of this, frieze carpet is a low-maintenance choice popular for high-traffic areas such as hallways, living rooms, and family rooms. It provides an informal, comfortable, and cozy feel to any room. Because the pile height is longer, the carpet will feel fairly soft underfoot, making it an excellent choice for playrooms or nurseries as well.

Frieze carpet can be comprised of a variety of fibers, including nylon, polyester, or acrylic. They are made by knotting pile through a stiff backing and then cutting each fiber to the appropriate length. (A heavy-weight frieze carpet with slightly less twist is called a cable carpet.)

Wall-to-wall frieze carpet is a great choice for many rooms, but depending on the function of the room, you may decide an area rug is more what you need. Frieze works wonderfully as an area rug and it makes cleaning even easier.

Because of their thick pile, frieze carpets do not come in complex designs, though some are made from variegated yarn to add texture and interest. With so many choices in fibers, styles, colors, and patterns, it’s smart to start your carpeting purchase with a free in-home consultation and design consultation from Floor Coverings International in Madison, WI.

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