Let’s face it: kids can be messy. As parents with young children, choosing the right carpet can help make home maintenance and housework that much easier. There are certain materials, colours, and styles of carpet that best suit a home with kids, and some carpets that should be avoided altogether if you want to keep your floors looking good.
While there’s no magic kid-proof carpet option out there, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing carpet for your kids’ rooms. Consider these factors to make cleaning easier and maintain a clean-looking home.
Sometimes kids and stains go hand-in-hand. From finger paintings to sandwiches, it’s not uncommon for kids’ carpet, whether in the playroom or bedroom, to go through more wear and tear than other rooms in the home.
The best carpet materials for kids are those that are stain-resistant and durable, yet affordable, as we all know how quickly dirt and other debris might be tracked inside!
Nylon and polyester are both great options for kids’ bedrooms. They’re cheap, durable, and versatile, and available in a range of styles and colours.
Nylon is the strongest fibre available, making it perfect for high-traffic areas (hello, playroom), and offers good soil-hiding abilities.
Polyester is stain and fade-resistant while maintaining a soft and cosy feel. It’s also abrasion-resistant, making it less prone to signs of wear and tear.
Purchasing carpet for a kid’s room may also require some compromises, such as:
Choosing a child-friendly carpet material that combines durability and comfort without breaking your budget can be tricky. But by considering the colour and style, you can find a suitable carpet for your kid’s bedroom.
Sure, light carpet looks beautiful, but it’s just not practical when your home is prone to dirty little hands and feet and the odd spill. Light colours can show soiling and stains more easily, while dark colours can show lint and dust more than others. This makes mid-toned colours the best option for your kids’ carpeting.
Medium neutral colours (brown, grey, cream, or charcoal) are great as they go with every wall colour and décor style, which means you won’t have to replace that pink carpet as your kid’s tastes change! Neutral colours also do a better job of camouflaging dirt and marks. Win-win!
While the perfect stain-resistant, self-cleaning, kid-friendly carpet is yet to be invented, there are a few carpet styles that are more suitable for children’s bedrooms than others. Some of these include:
These styles offer durability and good value for money, and have the best chance at lasting in little ones’ bedrooms.
When it comes to choosing carpet for your kids, there are also some options to steer clear of. These styles of carpet are the least kid-friendly options:
If you want your kids’ carpet to last, give these styles a miss.Back to resources page
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