The truth about frieze carpet.

There’s one important point I’d like you to know before reading any further: I have no interests in frieze carpet. What I mean by this is I don’t sell frieze carpet, I don’t manufacturer frieze carpet, and I don’t make money from frieze in any way. This is important for me to get across to you, so you understand that the information you will read on is here to help you and nothing else. The majority of this website will contain facts pertaining to frieze, but I will also throw in my opinion from time to time to paint a more complete picture—this opinion will come from reading between the lines and listening to what other people have to say about their new carpet.

What is frieze carpet?

Frieze is a style of carpet that has a knobby appearance or what some people call a short shag. It’s appearance is unique but clean. It often is multi-colored/flecked but can be a solid color. Its tight twists make it more durable than some other carpet styles.

Why I created a website just about frieze

I told you I don’t make money from frieze in any way, but I am in the carpet industry. I’ve owned a full-service carpet cleaning company for over 25 years. Over this time period, I’ve built relationships with customers who want my advice when they purchase carpet. Once increasing trend I was seeing was people wanted to know about this “new carpet they heard about called frieze.” What is it? Is it durable? Expensive? Is it good for my home? Is it good with kids? Animals? You get the point. So instead of answering each question individually, I thought it’d be easiest to provide this information where all of my customers (or anyone on the web) can access it in one place—the frieze carpet guide was born.

So enough about me and this website, what is frieze carpet?

In a simple answer, frieze is a style of carpet. If you don’t know what I mean by style of carpet, it’s the way the carpet is designed. Example of other styles are Berber, shag, plush etc. Styles most noticeably impact how your carpet looks, but they also affect how the carpet performs. This is because to achieve certain styles, the carpet has to be constructed in a particular way. This construction can have pros and cons depending on the carpets use.

So what makes frieze style unique? Frieze carpets consist of highly twisted strands of fiber. This makes for a unique appearance I’ll describe later, but it also makes the carpet more durable because twist level plays a factor into how well a carpet will hold up to the abuse of daily living.

What carpet shoppers need to know

Speaking in very general terms, frieze is a great style to have in your home. It’s really a carpet that doesn’t have a whole lot of drawbacks. You can check out our pros and cons page for more on this, but know that it’s a very good style for rooms that have a lot of traffic and pets that also has a unique look that keeps it from being the “boring functional” carpet.

Other notes on frieze: costs, brands, and more

You can find out more about frieze by reading the other pages on this site, but there’s a few other major points I should hit on here. One is that frieze is a little more costly than a lot of the other styles. The other is that just because frieze is generally a high-quality style, doesn’t mean all friezes are high quality carpets. The style is only one of many factors that play into your carpets long-term performance and ability to maintain its new appearance.

This brings up brands. You’ll hear of a lot of different brands of frieze carpet such as Shaw, Mohawk, and Stainmaster. We’ll dedicated a page to each of these brands for two reasons: you’ll hear about them a lot, and it helps to know what brands are known for so you know what you’re getting.