Friezé carpet, which some people still call shag carpet, is a style of cut pile carpet that has a high twist level. It’s long soft strands and stylish modern look make friezé a popular carpet choice.

The yarn in friezé carpets tends to fold over on itself, so it’s unlikely to show vacuum tracks, footprints and dirt. Because of this, friezé carpet is a low-maintenance choice popular for high-traffic areas such as hallways, living rooms, and family rooms.

Friezé carpet can be comprised of a variety of fibers, including nylon and acrylic. It is made by knotting pile through a stiff backing and then cutting it so that all fibers are the same length. (A heavy-weight friezé carpet with slightly less twist is called a cable carpet.)

Because of their thick pile, friezé 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 East Cincinnati, OH.

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