Almost every company has a tagline that’s geared to grab consumers and instill confidence in their products. One of Fabrica’s is “Quality Without Compromise,” which is somewhat of a bold statement until you take a closer look at their products. Our Fabrica carpet review does just that as we are going to take a closer look at the styles offered by the company and see how they stack up in a few key areas against the competition.
Fabrica Carpet Review
Fabrica has been in business since 1974 and has gained recognition from their peers and consumers alike over the years. While their main business is focused on carpet, they also carry an excellent lineup of rugs and hardwood flooring. They are part of The Dixie Group, a brand our readers will be very familiar with.
Fabrica Carpet Collection
Fabrica’s carpet collection isn’t broken down into series with catch names, which can be considered both good and bad. It’s good as they aren’t concerned with marketing gimmicks or monikers to draw consumers in, but bad as it makes their products harder to browse through online. With that in mind, here’s what you can expect from the company from a fiber standpoint.
Fabrica Nylon Carpets
Nylon is by far the most popular option from Fabrica, and it’s not even close. There are 60 different styles of nylon carpet available, and each style has anywhere from a dozen to 40 or more colors. With St. Croix, you’ll have 80 colors to choose from, including several interesting options like Bird of Paradise and Pistachio Ice Cream.
As there is no real way to sort through the options, you’ll need to click on a style you like to get more details. The aforementioned St. Croix is cut pile carpet made with StainMaster Tactesse BCF nylon. Donegal, on the other hand, is a loop pile pattern carpet that’s made from “Fabrica Approved” BCF Nylon 6,6. One product has a 7-year warranty against soiling and stains, while the other is guaranteed for a lifetime. Care to guess which one is which?
The devil is in the details with Fabrica, so it pays to dig a little deeper with their products. That said, we feel they have one of the better selections of Nylon overall so you can find a color, pattern, or style to suit your needs regardless of the décor currently in your home.
Fabrica Wool Carpets
For their wool line of carpeting, Dixie uses something called Strong Wool, which comes from ZQ Premium and British Wool. At this time, there are 26 styles of wool carpet available from the company. While there aren’t any styles with 80 colors like St. Croix, we definitely don’t think you’ll be disappointed with their overall selection of wool carpeting.
The SmartWool collection isn’t as vast as their arsenal of nylon carpeting, but there are more interesting options to choose from. Hirst is one of them with its patterned loop construction as we don’t think you’ll come across Hirst Suede in too many homes. It’s a standout, and so are options like Statement, Venice, and Villa Maria.
Fabrica Carpet Cost
Finding carpet online is easy, but pricing that flooring is not nearly as simple. A roll of carpet isn’t something most consumers have shipped to their homes, and local carpet dealers generally don’t post prices online. While you can find larger brands in stores like Home Depot and Lowes, that isn’t the case with Fabrica’s line of wool and nylon carpet.
If you’re interested in their products and want to get a price, you’ll need to find a local dealer that carries their carpeting. Thankfully, that’s easy if you use their retailer locator tool. Within a few seconds, we were able to find a half-dozen shops in our area that either have samples in stock or can order any style we need. On average, you can expect to pay between $5 to $12 per square foot for their products, depending on the style and fiber.
Fabrica Carpet Pros, Cons and Ratings
Fabrica is an interesting brand. While they are under the Dixie Groups banner, their products stand out. They are not what we would consider a “budget-friendly” brand by any means, although we feel they are priced competitively against the competition.
Excellent selection of nylon carpet with hundreds of colors and over 50 styles to choose from. They have solid warranties on most products, and we like their eco-friendly wool carpeting as well.
A little more expensive than some brands with comparable carpet. Fiber selection is sparse with only wool and nylon.