Stow CarpetFrieze carpet is a great choice for busy households, especially those with kids and pets. High-traffic areas of the home need a carpet that is durable and long lasting. Thankfully frieze has got you covered! There are many things to consider when installing new carpet, and the carpet style is one of them. The experts at Floor Coverings International Cleveland South outline the benefits and drawbacks of one of the most popular carpet styles in Stow, frieze.


Frieze carpet is known for its short, twisted fibers that measure ¼ inch or less. It is generally made from nylon or wool (higher-quality frieze) or polyethylene terephthalate, also known as PET. Every carpet tuft is twisted 3-5 times per inch. Higher-quality carpet will have 7-9 twists her inch. These twists created a curled appearance that helps to conceal vacuum marks, dirt, and stains.

Benefits of Frieze

  • Durable: The short, twisted fibers make it great for high-traffic areas of the home. It will hold up well to everyday wear and tear.
  • Easy Maintenance: Just clean up any spills as they occur and vacuum weekly!
  • Variety of Styles: While frieze carpet isn’t available in many patterns, you can pick from several different styles. Flecked options are available as well to add a bit more design and to also further hide stains.

Cleaning Tips

Frieze carpet requires pretty little maintenance. We suggest vacuuming 1-2 times per week, depending on the amount of foot traffic. Having your carpet professionally cleaned 1-2 times per year is also recommended. Clean up any spills right away by blotting at them and use a carpet cleaner as needed.

Learn More

Learn all about your many different carpet fibers, styles, and more during a free in-home design consultation with the experts at Floor Coverings International Cleveland South! We bring the samples right to your door. We proudly serve the greater Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson and Akron areas and look forward to working with you!

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