The homeowner with small children and pets has to give special consideration to the surfaces and finishes in their home, especially when it comes to flooring. Carpet offers specific advantages over other types of floors, such as hardwood and tiles. Generally, it is more affordable than hardwood floors. If you install carpeting in St. George, Utah, you can expect to pay from $3 to $6 per square foot on average, versus $9 to $12 for hardwood. Carpets are softer and more cushioning than tiles, making them a great option for crawling infants and toddlers who are prone to tripping and falling. Their padded nature also makes them warmer and quieter than other floor types. Children and pets can be very tough on flooring, so at some point you’ll need to think about carpet cleaning.
Family-Friendly Carpet Types
Not all carpets are created equal. They come in a variety of fiber types, some of which are stain-resistant and durable, making them better suited for the presence of children and pets. These include:
PET (short for Polyethylene Terephthalate). This is a low cost, environmentally-friendly polyester fiber that is noted for its durability and sustainability.
This fiber is known for being comfortable, durable and visually appealing.
Similar to polyester, this fiber type is resilient and offers built-in stain protection.
Avoid light and/or single-color carpets. Darker and multicolored types are better at hiding stains, requiring less effort on carpet cleaning. Consider using tile-type or modular carpets in children’s rooms. A stained section can be removed and replaced with a new tile.
Carpet Care and Maintenance
The best way to keep your carpets looking their best is by consulting a professional service for carpet cleaning. You can extend the life of your floors by using mats and rugs in high traffic areas, installing glides under heavy furniture to avoid crushing the fibers, and vacuuming regularly. Consider taking a vacuum cleaner one to two times a week to remove dirt and other impurities.
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