Many people fall in love with the look and feel of Berber carpet, even though it is more difficult to clean than some other carpet types. Berber carpets are somewhat different to other carpets and this means you have to understand what the differences are in order to clean them in the right way, otherwise you’ll not only fail in your carpet cleaning efforts; you may even ruin it.
Olefin vs. nylon
Carpet cleaners know that one problem is the more affordable Berber carpet is made from something called olefin, which attracts grease and oil. If you walk on this carpet in bare feet or if you spill a spot or two of cooking oil in the kitchen and inadvertently tread in it, that will make your olefin Berber really happy – and really dirty or dull. As soon as you walk on it, the grease and oil will go straight into the carpet fibres. This type of carpet is a headache to get clean, even for professional carpet cleaners.