A Berber carpet is that type of traditional, rough texture carpets made by the local folks in Berber countries like Morocco or Algeria. Although Berber carpets are being manufactured nowadays in modern ways in all countries, there are still many people who earn their living by making Berber carpets.
The modern style of Berber carpets is being manufactured in different countries, and the carpets are usually heavy-duty and durable. Such type may not be used widely at homes, but they do excellent jobs in offices and in some hotels or places that do complete floor furnishing through the rooms and corridors.
Modern Berber carpets are usually single colored, plain carpets characterized by the loop constructions of its texture. The texture often shows a light background with small, dark colored flecks. The traditional Berber carpets made by the North African people are not single colored or flecked like the modern designs. They may come in a few colors like deep red and brown or black, and they usually hold the name of the tribe.
Berber carpets are usually very cheap, but they are difficult in cleaning, especially the Olefin Berber carpets. They may need low-moisture or dry cleaning if the stains are severe as in that case, the stains get into the fibers.