carpets for kids and petsIf you have an active household with kids and pets, chances are the last thing you have time to worry about is your carpet. You expect your carpet to do its job so you can do yours. At Floor Coverings International of Carmel, we are experts in helping Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville, McCordsville, Westfield area homeowners find the best carpet for their lifestyle.

Carpet is great for active homes.

Contrary to popular belief, carpet is actually a great option for active homes. It provides a forgiving cushion for playful kids as well as sound dampening. With carpet, you won’t have to worry about scuffs or scratches and you can go longer without vacuuming since carpet hides dirt so well. Carpet can be professionally cleaned every year or so to restore its original luster and we carry several carpet brands that are ultra stain resistant and durable.

When choosing a carpet, it’s important to take your family’s lifestyle into consideration. If you know you have a home where spills and messes are inevitable, you’ll want to be realistic about which type of flooring you choose. If you spend your days chasing kids around the kitchen or constantly cleaning muddy paws, consider one of these great carpet options to help make your life a little easier!

  1. Nylon is well known for being durable, stain-resistant and affordable, making it an excellent carpet choice for active homes. It is strong and can hold its shape even in areas with high foot traffic such as living rooms and hallways.
  2. Polyester offers many of the great benefits of nylon, but with even more stain resistance and a generally lower price. Since polyester is softer than nylon, it is more susceptible to matting in high foot traffic areas and would be best used in bedrooms.
  3. A medium shaded neutral color is the perfect option for carpet in an active home. A carpet that is too dark will show hair and dust, while a carpet that is too light will show stains. Find a carpet that is somewhere in the middle for the perfect balance.

At Floor Coverings International of Carmel, we are dedicated to helping you find the best floor for your home and your family. If you are considering a new floor for your home, schedule your free in-home consultation with our design team today. We will walk you through each of your options and find you the perfect flooring solution.

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