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Children And Flooring: A Parent's Guide To Carpet Flooring

by Juanita Perkins

When you have children, the kind of flooring you choose to install in your home is important. Even if you've already decided on carpet flooring, which is a great choice for children, there are still some things you need to keep in mind. After all, you want to be able to maintain the carpet flooring and you want to make sure it can stand up to the wear and tear of the little tiny hands and feet scampering across it every day. 

What to Avoid

With small kids, you'll want to avoid anything that's difficult to clean. This means you probably don't want to get a really expensive rug or a shag rug that will be very difficult to get stains and dirt out of. Take some time to research how easy your carpet is going to be to clean before you commit.


One of the most important things you can get for carpet when you are dealing with a room kids will be in is padding. The padding underneath the carpet is just as important as the carpet itself. It will help keep the carpet protected by giving it a little cushion. Most padding is made from foam or rubber and helps the carpet last a lot longer.

Educational Carpet

There are companies that make carpets that show your child the countries, or the alphabet with examples. Just make sure if you choose to go this route you check out the durability and the material it's made out of to see if it will work for the playroom or child's room. 

Nylon Frieze

A lot of people with kids swear by a nylon frieze carpet. It is one of the better made types of carpet on the market and it resists staining pretty well. Kids are going to spill and drop, that can't be avoided, but if you buy the right type of carpet you can prevent the headache of trying to remove the stain. It's priced pretty low for the quality and is one of the more resilient materials that's out there for carpets.

Remember, it just isn't a good practice to spend tons of money on carpet (or any flooring) in any room of your home children will spend a lot of time in. Your children are going to make messes and eventually the flooring will need replaced. When it comes to being a parent, durability should be more important than fashion. Choosing the right carpet for your home and your family will save you both time and money. To find out more, speak with a business like A-1 Linoleum & Carpet Co.