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The Best Types of Carpet For Pets & Kids

Jan 12, 2017 | Upholstery Cleaning

the best type of carpet for pets and kids


Looking to replace some carpet in your home? It’s inevitable that your carpet will show some wear, especially if you have children and/or pets. Everyone wants their carpets to last as long as possible.


When you look for new carpets, the biggest consideration isn’t color, brand, or style. Instead, it’s choosing a durable, stain resistant carpet that will maintain its quality—even through the cute onslaught of pets and children.


Whether your dog likes to bring the backyard inside or your baby doesn’t agree with the latest meal, keep these carpet types in mind to work against it and stay nicer, longer.


Opt for a Synthetic Fiber Carpet


Carpets are cheap. They can, in fact, be a huge investment. Narrow down your choices going with a synthetic (as opposed to ‘natural’) fiber carpet!


Synthetic carpet fibers like nylon is a high resistant carpet choice. With a lot of spills and a lot of stomping around, you’ll need something that will hold up. 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). Keep in mind that nylon can be somewhat more expensive but its shape and color last much longer—even in high traffic homes.


Polyester Works Well, Too


Maybe you want a stain-resistant carpet (why wouldn’t you?). Polyester carpets are awesome because the fabric is not only stain resistant but also very soft! It holds up well for busy families that want the inviting feel of carpet, without sacrificing quality.


Choose a Medium Shade Carpet


A common struggle involves keeping your carpets looking brand new. If you have a high-traffic area like a hallway or children’s playroom, you’ll find it nearly impossible to avoid dirt buildup in the carpets. To avoid eye-popping stains and grime, choose a medium shade color that won’t show off dirt.


As a general rule of thumb, stay away from dark carpets, as well as those that are light in color.


Protecting Your Carpet


Once you pick the right carpet for your home, you need to protect it! It’s true that 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.


For questions on how to keep your carpets clean, see us here at Complete Chem-Dry of Lake Orion.


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