Carpet For Pets & Kids
If you have children or pets, it’s inevitable: your carpet will undergo some wear and tear. The question is, how do you minimize the damage? Or how do you prevent it altogether? What carpet will last longest under their cute tirades through the house? You probably don’t have the luxury of focusing solely on color, brand, and style. Instead, you’ll look for carpets that are durable and stain-resistant. Good carpets will maintain their quality—no matter how many children and pets you have!
Maybe you’ll fight dirt that your dog drags in or the spilled food from your infant’s playdate with their dinner. Either way, you might consider these three types of carpets that can best maintain their quality—no matter how many children or pets you have in the home!
Find a Synthetic Fiber Carpet
Choosing a carpet is an investment. It takes time and money, choosing the perfect carpet that meets your family’s diverse needs. Narrow down your search 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.
Polyester Works Well, Too
A carpet made from polyester fabric is stain resistant but still maintains a 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
It’s a pretty obvious tip to avoid white carpets in the playroom or hallway. But deciding on a shade that will stay looking brand new is no easy task. Stay away from dark carpets that will quickly show where they are being worn down. Avoid light carpets so they don’t stain as easily. The best solution is choosing a medium shaded carpet.
Protecting Your Carpet
Once you’ve gone through the rigmarole of picking the right type of carpet for your home, you’ll find it’s a good idea to invest a little more in protecting it. Most new carpets come with a stain resistant protectant on it, but when it starts to wear, give Southside Chem-Dry a call. We can help keep your carpets feeling and looking new.
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? Maybe you want to know about our experiences cleaning different types of carpet? Don’t be afraid to call us to learn about our services, products, and expertise. We’ll even give you a free, no-obligation quote!