Top 3 Carpets For Kids
There are some inevitable truths about having kids. For example, you can be sure that your house will undergo some wear and tear.
One area of your home that takes the most damage is the carpets. Mud tracks, paint, crumbs, you name it – it’s all there. How do you prevent the carpets from being destroyed completely? Is that possible while still having nice, beautiful carpets?
We’ve compiled a list of 3 types of carpets that maintain their quality best.
*Note that any of these carpets can be found in varying qualities, so one is not going to be universally better than another.
Synthetic Fiber Carpet
Choosing a carpet is an investment and can take some time. Drastically narrow your options by going with a synthetic fiber carpet.
One pick for a great synthetic carpet is nylon. Nylon is a highly resistant and non-allergenic carpet choice, and a great one for homes that have toddlers, pets and teenagers spilling and stomping on it, regularly. It’s also the most popular carpet choice across the nation.
Nylon carpets are very sturdy, as the synthetic fibers hold their shape well, especially in comparison to other materials, such as the loop style Berber carpet (which can easily snag). It’s often more expensive than other carpet fibers, but it offers a lasting color in the long run.
Polyester Fiber Carpet
Polyester may not be as durable as nylon, but it is incredibly stain resistant and soft. It holds up very well for busy families that want the durability, without sacrificing quality and feel.
Polyester is also non-allergenic, sheds moisture, and cleans easily.
The Newest: Triexta
Triexta is a new addition to the world of carpets. The material is made from a more eco-friendly process than say, nylon, and it’s also much more stain resistant as well.
The problem here is that it’s new. No one really knows the long-term viability of triexta carpeting, yet. It does looks to be a great investment with a lot of upside, but only another 5 to 10 years will tell.
What Color is Best?
Assuming that these carpets will need to stand up against high traffic day in and day out, choosing a medium shade is a great idea. To keep them looking new, you’ll avoid lighter colors that will show dirt accumulation. To keep the brightness in a room, you’ll avoid very dark carpet colors.
Often, people opt for a medium shade and a neutral tone: something like beige. Not too bright or dark, and it sits right in the middle of color tones. It can go with a variety of wall paint colors, if you decide to ever switch things up.
Protecting Your Carpet
No matter which carpet fiber type you decide to go with, you’ll want to be sure to protect your new investment. To keep most carpet warranties, you’ll need routine professional carpet cleaning every 6-12 months. Doing this will also extend the life and durability of your carpets. A professional cleaner can add protectant to carpets so that stains don’t settle in as quickly. It’ll give you a fighting chance against spills.
If you have more questions about choosing a carpet or keeping them clean, please ask away! You can even contact us for a free, no-obligation carpet cleaning cleaning quote.
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