Which is the best carpet for kids?

The kid’s room is possibly one of the most accident-prone rooms in the house - it needs to endure food and drink spills, mud tracking, and arts and crafts project mishaps. As a result, choosing the right carpet for a kids room involves picking out the right materials, texture, and color.

Here's what you need to know about the best carpet for kids:

1) Invest in the Scotchguard or Teflon coated carpet.

These are treated with chemicals that prevent stains from seeping into the carpet for good. This type of carpet is perfect for the kid’s room, especially for those that serve as playrooms and family rooms where you expect food and drink to be a common occurrence.

2) Look for track-resistant carpet.

Berber carpet is perfect for the kid’s room because it doesn't leave footprints or other marks from tread. When your kids leave their shoes on in their room, you won't have to worry about extra wear and tear with track-resistant carpet.

3) Go for a middle tone carpet color.

Avoid the all-beige or super-dark colors, and go for a neutral brown, tan, or dark shade of cream instead. These colors give you just the right balance of making the room seem larger, and can still hide mud, dirt, or dust. Middle tone carpet colors can also be topped with play mats and rugs with ease.

4) Don't pick velvet or plush styles.

No matter how cozy and comfortable these types of carpet may seem, they're not suitable for kids rooms because they are hard to clean and maintain. This type of carpet is best-suited for guest rooms and rooms that do not get a lot of use.

5) Pick carpet made primarily of nylon.

This is the best choice for carpets in high traffic areas. It's durable, maintains its color, and the fibers are unlikely to unravel over time.

6) Try recycled carpet or rugs for the kid’s room.

Carpets made from recycled material are usually made with PET, and these are water resistant, durable, and have limited static. These are great for rough areas or playrooms.

7) Avoid wool carpets.

Wool is a natural fiber so stains will be more difficult to remove, plus the cost of wool makes it a more impractical choice for the kids' rooms.

Choosing the right type of carpet for your kid’s room will help you keep the room clean and safe for years to come. You just need to pick out the right fiber, color, style and pricing for your family. We can help you!

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