Homeowners in Los Gatos, Willow Glen, Almaden Valley, and the San Jose Area are discovering the great qualities of frieze. A modern take on the shag carpet, frieze is a luxe and unique flooring option that will look incredible in your home. Trust the team here at Floor Coverings International South Bay when we say that there is nothing vintage about this modern twist on shag carpet!
Frieze carpet, also called twist carpet, is an updated version of 60s shag carpet. Modern frieze is still plush, but it’s also sleek, durable and stylish.
The key difference between a vintage shag and a frieze carpet lies in the twist. The loops of both shag and frieze carpeting are cut open at the top to create strands, but the strands of a frieze carpet are shorter and more tightly twisted when compared to true shag. This tight twist causes frieze carpet strands to curl inward and the surface of the carpet to look sleeker.
Pros of Frieze Carpet
As we noted, frieze strands twist in on themselves, curling downward. That’s good news for durability because cut-loop carpet strands are actually strongest when they are lying down, not pointing upwards.
Another unique and useful thing about frieze is that the relatively long strands of carpet are perfect for hiding seams. Carpet seams occur any place where one piece of carpet meets another, or where an edge of carpet hits a wall. With some carpet types, these seams can be difficult if not impossible to fully hide. Not so with frieze!
Frieze hides seams almost as well as it hides light soiling from day to day use. Durability and dirt camouflaging make frieze a perfect carpet for busy households and high traffic areas. Frieze is also very plush and soft, so it’s great for casual rooms were kids play on the floor and adults pad around barefoot on Saturday mornings.
Try frieze carpet in a busy family room, or take advantage of frieze’s seam-hiding capacity by installing this carpet in hallways and stairwells.
One difficulty with frieze is that spills can sink into the plush surface quite easily, causing deep and hard to lift stains. To get around this problem, choose a carpet with extra stain protection. Consider solution-dyed fiber, where the color is added directly to fibers during manufacturing. These carpets are generally harder to stain. Many reputable brands offer great stain warranties, so make sure to ask about these protections when you’re shopping for your perfect frieze carpet.
Find Your Frieze
Call the team at Floor Coverings International South Bay today and we can help you find the perfect frieze for your home in Los Gatos, Willow Glen, Almaden Valley, and the San Jose Area. Schedule a free, in-home design consultation and get on the fast-track to frieze carpet flooring.