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 most significant 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 it’s dirt your dog dragged in or spilled baby food from your infant’s last feeding, here are three types of carpets that can maintain their 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 highly resistant carpet choice, and a great one for homes that have toddlers, pets, and teenagers spilling and stomping on it, regularly. Nylon carpets are 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). 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 playroom, or 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.
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.
Do you have questions about keeping your carpet clean? Contact Southside Chem-Dry to learn about our services, products, and expertise as the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaners, or get a free, no-obligation quote.