Top 3 Types of Carpets for Kids and Pets

February 04, 2015

If you have children and/or pets, it’s inevitable: your carpet will undergo some wear and tear. So, how do you minimize the damage that’s done, or prevent it altogether? One of the biggest decisions you face when choosing a new carpet isn’t color, brand, or style. Instead, it’s choosing a durable, highly resistant carpet that will maintain its quality—no matter how many children and pets you have!  

Whether its dirt your dog dragged in, or spilled baby food from your infants last feeding, here are three types of carpets that can maintain its quality best—no matter how many children or pets you have in the home!

Opt for a Synthetic Fiber Carpet

Choosing a carpet is an investment. And, choosing the perfect carpet that meets your family’s demanding needs takes time—but you can drastically narrow it down by choosing a synthetic (as opposed to ‘natural’) fiber carpet!

Nylon is a high resistant carpet choice, and a great one for homes that have toddlers, pets and teenagers spilling and stomping on it, regularly. Nylon carpets are very sturdy, as the synthetic fibers hold their shape well, and especially in comparison to other materials, such as the loop style Berber carpet (which can easily snag). While nylon may be a bit higher in cost than other fibers, it offers a longer lasting color—even in high traffic homes.

Polyester Works Well, Too

Do you want a carpet that is stain resistant but you feel overwhelmed with options? A carpet made from polyester fabric is stain resistant, and with softness that other carpets don’t have. It holds up well for busy families that want the inviting feel of carpet, without sacrificing quality. 

Choose a Medium Shade Carpet

Are you looking for the right carpet to put in your children’s play room, or the hallway? Keeping your carpets looking brand new is a priority, and when you choose a medium shaded one, it doesn’t have to be a struggle.  As a general rule of thumb, stay away from dark carpets, as well as those that are light in color.

Dark browns and black carpets tend to cause dog hair and crumbs to show up more easily than medium shaded carpets do. On the same token, a spilled glass of juice or spaghetti sauce will show up immediately on a light shade of carpet. Stick to blue, grey or light brown. They add warmth to the home while minimizing the appearance of dirt, spills and hair.

Protecting Your Carpet

Picking the right type of carpet for your home is an important choice to make, and when you choose one that’s compatible with your growing family’s needs, you need to protect it! Routine professional carpet cleaning every 6-12 months extends the life and durability of your carpets. Chem-Dry has received the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Platinum Seal of Approval with its hot water extraction cleaning system and is trusted by the nation’s top carpet manufacturers to deliver a deep clean that will maintain the appearance and performance of your carpets for years of use.

Do you have questions about keeping your carpet clean? Let us connect you to a local Chem-Dry technician in your area to learn about their services, products and expertise as the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaners or get a free, no-obligation quote.

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