living room with new frieze carpet

When looking around for new carpeting for your Woodbridge, VA area home, you may have come across frieze carpeting. While you have many options for your final carpeting choice, frieze carpets are popular among residential customers who want to create a contemporary and casual appearance for their homes. At Floor Coverings International Woodbridge, we love frieze carpet and think you should know more about it! Read on to learn more about this flexible decor option.

What is Frieze Carpet?

If you grew up in the 1970s or 1980s, you might have called this style of carpeting shag.  However, modern frieze carpeting has grown up over time. The fibers are long and fall over to create a soft surface to walk on and one that blends in with almost any decor. Each fiber contains multiple twists, and the number of twists roughly corresponds with the length and quality of the carpeting. Generally speaking, the higher quality frieze carpets will have a higher number of twists in each fiber, which help add durability and longevity.

frieze carpet fibers


Our Design Associate will work closely with you to find the perfect frieze carpet to match your existing decor. Many homeowners choose frieze carpeting in neutral tones that blend with many interior designs, allowing the carpet’s texture to speak for itself. If your space has other flooring materials that border your carpeted area, such as hardwood or tile, frieze will add a great visual and tactile contrast to the harder surfaces. It also works exceedingly well as an area rug!

Durability and Maintenance

The fibers used to create this versatile flooring are very durable, maintain their appearance, and are an economical choice for families looking to freshen up bedrooms, halls, and living areas. Compared to other carpet varieties, frieze carpet flooring has a thick pile and fibers that fall in all directions, making it nearly impossible to see the carpet seam in even the largest rooms. Since the fibers are loose, they don’t compact to create an obvious walking path in high traffic areas and resist that checkerboard just vacuumed look other types of carpeting will show.

Speaking of vacuuming, frieze carpet’s shaggier look is excellent for hiding dirt. However, you will want to make sure you vacuum regularly with the proper attachments to remove debris that gets trapped in the fibers. Regular cleaning will also help maintain your carpet’s durability and keep them looking like new.

Learn More Today

If you’re ready to find the perfect frieze carpet flooring for your home, contact your local experts at Floor Coverings International Woodbridge. Serving the greater Woodbridge, Manassas, Dale City, Lake Ridge and surrounding areas, we’re dedicated to helping home and business owners find the perfect flooring for their needs. Schedule your free design consultation today!

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