If you have children and/or pets, it’s inevitable: your carpet will undergo some wear and tear. You probably already know that. So, how do you minimize the damage that’s done, or prevent it altogether? One of the biggest decisions you face when choosing a new carpet isn’t style, color, or brand. The most important choice to make is finding a durable, highly-resistant carpet that will maintain its quality—no matter how many little feet or paws walk across it!

If you have children and/or pets, it’s inevitable: your carpet will undergo some wear and tear. You probably already know that. So, how do you minimize the damage that’s done, or prevent it altogether? One of the biggest decisions you face when choosing a new carpet isn’t style, color, or brand. The most important choice to make is finding a durable, highly-resistant carpet that will maintain its quality—no matter how many little feet or paws walk across it!

Whether it’s dirt your dog dragged in, or spilled baby food from your infant’s most recent meal, here are three types of carpets that can pass the test:

carpet for kids and petsOpt for a Synthetic Fiber Carpet

Choosing a carpet is an investment. A big investment. Choosing the perfect carpet that meets your family’s demands takes time—but you can drastically narrow it down by choosing a synthetic (as opposed to ‘natural’) fiber carpet that meets your needs.

Nylon is a highly-resistant carpet choice. It’s an optimal one for homes that have toddlers, pets, and teenagers spilling and stomping on it regularly. Nylon carpets are extremely sturdy. 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—making it a great investment.

Polyester Works Well, Too

Looking for a carpet that is stain resistant, but feeling overwhelmed with options? A carpet made from polyester fabric is stain resistant and provides 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 or worrying about durability.

Choose a Medium Shade

Looking for the right carpet to put in your children’s playroom, or the 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, try to live in the middle ground. 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. 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 assure the performance of your carpets for years of use.

Do you have questions or concerns about keeping your carpet clean? Call Clean Living 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.