When settling on carpets fit for a house full of kids and pets, there are a number of things to consider. You’ll want to focus on comfort while still protecting against wear, tear, and spills. Read on if you want to choose a durable, highly resistant carpet that will maintain its soft quality.
Opt for a Synthetic Fiber Carpet
New carpets are expensive and incredibly variable. It can take some time to come to the right decision. Drastically narrow down your choices by choosing a synthetic fiber carpet.
So where do you start within the synthetic carpet world?
Well, nylon fiber has the highest durability of all the synthetics. It’s a great solution for homes that have toddlers, pets, and teenagers regularly spilling and stomping on it. These carpets are very sturdy because the fibers hold their shape well – especially in comparison to other materials, such as the loop style Berber carpet (which can easily snag). Be aware that nylon can be a bit higher in cost than other fibers, but it offers a longer lasting color and shape—even in high traffic homes.
Other Synthetic Choices
Polyester is also a great choice. It offers stain resistance coupled with softness that other carpets just don’t have. That combo is what makes it a valuable buy. Polyester will hold up well for busy families that want the inviting feel of carpet, without sacrificing quality.
Triexta is a newer carpet yarn known for its durability and stain resistance. It’s another good carpet option for households with children or pets.
Choose the Right Color
When it comes down to it, the highest priority here is to keep your carpets looking new as long as possible. With that in mind, you’re probably not going to opt for white carpet. As a general rule of thumb, you’ll want to lean toward medium shades – not too bright, not too dark!
Caring For Your Carpet
Taking proper care of carpets and rugs will extend how long they last. Vacuum often, rearrange furniture regularly to avoid traffic paths, and close curtains and blinds during peak daylight hours to avoid a lot of direct sunlight.
Professional cleaning is recommended every 6 to 12 months – even when you clean the carpet yourself in between deep cleanings.
We’ve seen A LOT of carpet in our day. If you have questions about keeping yours clean or figuring out which would work best for you, give us a call. Please also feel free to learn more about our services, products, and expertise or get a free, no-obligation quote.