Yes. Berber styles have been constantly updated through the years. Today, they have more visual interest and design possibilities than ever before.

Traditional Berbers vs. modern ones

These rugs are inspired by the weaving style of the Berber tribes of North Africa. Traditional ones have an overall light color with flecks of darker colors (usually brown or gray). The construction is an uncut looped pile that attaches to the backing.

Over the years, tastes have changed. The floor was once treated as a neutral, non-distinct background in interior design. Carpeting has become a bold design statement with an eye toward personal creativity. As a result, it's not unusual for that surface to be a focal point.

Berbers now come in solid and multi-colors with pile height variations and sculpted looks. They work with all decor styles residentially or commercially.

Looped constructions=durability

You'll learn how durable Berbers can be when you speak with the experts at the carpet store. Generally, an uncut looped is stronger than a cut-pile.

Always compare with rugs of equal quality. A higher-quality cut-pile will be more durable than a low-quality Berber.


There are two reasons for affordability. First, Berber carpet is a floor covering used with an olefin (polypropylene) fiber. It is less pricey than some others but is also durable and stain-resistant.

The other reason is that the manufacturing process is more straightforward. All rugs start as a looped construction. Then, they either remain that way, or they are cut. With the Berber, an entire step is skipped.

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