Carpet has been a popular flooring option in King of Prussia homes for decades. The cozy comfort underfoot and easy maintenance make it ideal for any household. Here at Floor Coverings International Montco, we carry an endless supply of styles to choose from. One of the most classic carpets available is Frieze, also known as the new and improved shag carpeting. This textured and durable carpet is one of our favorites, but it’s not for everyone. Let us take you through the pros and cons of Frieze.


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Frieze carpet is made of tightly twisted natural or synthetic fibers to create a durable surface that is still soft to walk and sit on. Frieze is a dense pile carpet, which provides more cushion underfoot as well as insulates heat and noise in your home. Like shag carpeting, the length of each strand varies, giving it a textured and casual look. This carpet style is perfect for busy family households looking for a comfortable and affordable flooring option.



  • Trackless carpet: Its loose, uneven surface provides volume and natural movement to the carpet so footprints or vacuum tracks won’t be obvious
  • Durability: the tight twist of the fibers makes it more resilient against everyday wear and tear from frequent foot traffic.
  • Easy Maintenance: the texture of the surface conceals dirt and dust that may be tracked in so you don’t have to worry about daily maintenance to keep your carpets looking clean.



  • Stains easily: Spilled liquids are more likely to stain a Frieze carpet because the fibers are not packed together as closely and the liquid travels easily.
  • Casual Style: Frieze is not available in the complex patterns found with short pile carpets. The dense and long fibers stray from the uniform style seen in modern homes and Frieze is regarded as more casual rather than elegant.
  • Easily crushed: While it won’t become damaged from everyday foot traffic, it can become crushed under heavy furniture. Once matted down, it is hard to return the fibers to their original curl.


Frieze is a classic, durable, and cozy carpet that fits most contemporary aesthetics in King of Prussia homes. Whether you are interested in this style of carpeting or another, contact your local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Montco. We proudly serve the King of Prussia, Lafayette Hill, Blue Bell areas and offer free in-home consultations and estimates. Call us today!


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