Sometimes you have a choice to make and it seems that the options are infinite. Choosing which carpet to install in your home is usually one of those decisions. With so many different types of carpet, how do you choose the carpet that is best? It’s important to keep in mind that just as important as color or style is choosing a durable carpet that will hold up to all of the wear and tear that pets and children inflict on the carpet.
Carpets really do take quite the beating – dirt from shoes and the dogs, the kids spilling drinks, and a lot more. Here are three types of carpets that will be able to take the beating and still maintain its quality for years to come!
Synthetic Fiber Carpet
Because carpets are expensive, you’ll want a carpet that will last for a long time. Like we said before, there are a lot of choices to choose from. Do yourself a favor and first narrow it down to a synthetic fiber carpet. That will cut out a lot of other options (‘natural’ fiber carpets) that don’t hold up as well.
Nylon is a type of synthetic carpet that is great for homes with toddlers, pets, and lots of foot-traffic. They are sturdy, so they’ll hold their shape well despite the stomping. They have a long lasting color, so they won’t fade and look like they belong at your grandma’s house. Nylon carpets tend to be a little more expensive, but it is definitely worth the money.
Polyester is another synthetic carpet that is great for busy homes. Polyester is stain resistant, but still has a softness that is great for children and pets. Polyester gives you all of the comfort you want in a carpet, without sacrificing quality.
Choose a Medium Shade Carpet
When it comes to the color of the carpet, its best to go with a medium shaded color. Both light colors and dark colors will show every speck of dirt and every little crumb. A medium shade will hide the little things and make your carpets look a lot cleaner.
Protecting Your Carpet
We hope that this short article will help you pick the carpet that is right for your family. And once you’ve done that, then it’s time to take care of it! By scheduling a professional carpet cleaning every 6-12 months, you will extend the life and durability of your carpets. Here in the Macomb County and Wayne County area, the premier local carpet cleaning company is Short Stop Chem-Dry, who has received the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Platinum Seal of Approval for their innovative carpet cleaning methods.
Do you have questions about keeping your carpet clean? Contact 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.