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Top 3 Types of Carpet For Pets & Kids

Dec 19, 2022 | Carpet Cleaning, Tips and Tricks

a puppy sitting on carpet

If there’s one thing both children and pets are great at it’s soiling carpets. With how expensive carpet can be, you may be asking yourself what can be done to prevent damage from the smaller creatures in your home. The secret to preserving your carpet is to simply get the right carpet installed.

The fibers that a carpet is composed of can make a big difference in its durability and practicality. When you first look at carpets for your home, you probably only focus on the color and texture. But what if the color you love has terrible fibers and materials that aren’t very durable or practical? You’re going to have to keep buying that same carpet year after year! That’s why you need to choose the best possible materials and consider that even before you start thinking about colors.

Whether it’s muddy paw prints and footprints, or a number of other accidents that could occur, these three types of carpets can maintain its quality best—no matter how many children or pets you have in the home! 

Synthetic Fiber Carpets

When you hear a word like “synthetic” you might form some negative associations, but trust us, a synthetic fiber option is definitely worth considering! Nylon provides superior resistance to spills and stains that are unavoidable with children, pets, or teenagers in tow. Stronger than loop-style Berber carpets yet surprisingly reasonable in price tag – it’s an excellent choice for busy households where color longevity matters most.

Polyester Carpets

For a softer feel in low-traffic areas, consider polyester carpets. They’re stain-resistant and provide an inviting atmosphere – plus they can stand up to some wear and tear too! For higher traffic areas, however, Nylon will still be the better option for long-lasting quality and durability.

Color Still Matters

You may love a white carpet, but white is difficult to keep white even without kids and pets. Keeping your carpets looking brand new is a priority, and when you choose a more neutral one, it doesn’t have to be a struggle.  As a general rule of thumb, stay away from dark carpets that shrink our perception of the room’s space and can make it difficult to see the stain that may need treating. Instead, to make a room feel more open and inviting, choosing a lighter neutral color like grays, browns, or beige. Although, we don’t pretend to fashion designers here at Chem-dry though…

Protecting Your Carpet

Once you have picked the right carpet for your home, you then need to protect it! Routine professional carpet cleaning every 6-12 months lengthens the carpet’s lifespan and helps to maintain its durability. Chem-Dry has earned the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Platinum Seal of Approval with its revolutionary Hot Carbonation Extraction (HCE) cleaning method. Furthermore, we are trusted by the nation’s top carpet manufacturers to consistently deliver a deep clean that will maintain the appearance and performance of your carpets for years of use.

If you worry about the dangers of a pet and pet urine to your carpet, you can breathe a little easier with Chem-Dry. To treat pet urine stains and other damaging spills, Chinook Chem-Dry’s HCE technique and natural cleaning products offer the most effective, safe, and eco-friendly carpet cleaning service in Calgary, CA.

Do you have questions about keeping your carpet clean? Contact Chinook 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.