When you are facing carpet replacement, you want to make sure you choose the perfect carpet that will be durable and long lasting. No one wants to think about having to replace the carpet again. This is a large investment that you want to be sure is the right fit for your home. When you have kids in the home, you need to take extra care in choosing the right carpet that will withstand everything your kids may throw at it. Steam Masters is here to share some considerations you should make when choosing carpet in a home with kids.
Stay Away from Lighter Color Carpet
Most parents that have children will likely already be thinking about the color of their carpet. You shouldn’t ever choose white carpet and hope that your kids keep it clean. Those are unrealistic expectations for a home with a busy family. There are going to be spills and stains that happen. You will be less likely to have permanent staining when you choose a mid-tone carpet. Think about a nice neutral carpet that has several different flecks of color throughout it. This will help hide crumbs, spills and other debris that are likely to be on the floor when kids are involved.
Which Type of Carpet Pile is the Most Durable?
Carpet pile will play a big role in the longevity of your carpet as well. You will have three choices to choose from loop, cut and a combination of those two. Loop pile or Berber is going to be the best at hiding any traffic patterns in your home. It is a great choice for kids because it is virtually indestructible. Many people don’t think it is plush enough. Cut pile will give you that plush feeling beneath your feet. Many people choose to go with a combination of the two for style as well as durability.
Long Lasting Carpet Material
You should stay away from materials like velvet and wool when you are choosing carpet and have children at home. These carpets are going to be difficult to keep clean and won’t stand up nearly as well as other choices. Nylon is a great option for a home with kids. Nylon carpet will hold its color well and the fibers won’t unravel with time like other materials will.
Will Area Rugs Damage or Protect Carpet?
You can choose to put an area rug on your carpet to help protect it as well. You may find that the rug really finishes off the space as well. If you want a plush carpet that has cut pile, maybe a Berber rug will help to keep your plush carpet protected.
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Regardless of the carpet you choose for your home, you will need to maintain it properly to get the most out of your carpet. Having your carpet professionally cleaned by the pros at Steam Masters twice a year will do wonders in extending the life of your carpet and protecting your investment. Call us today!