What’s The Best Carpet For My Child’s Room?
In an ideal world, there would be a non-staining, anti-odour carpet that we could use in our kid’s
rooms! Sadly, this is still yet to be invented. Luckily, there is a range of options that you can
choose for your child’s bedroom that will save you hassle in the long run. Here’s our expert
opinion on the best carpets for a kid’s bedroom.
Which Carpet Should I Choose?
There are several points to take into consideration when choosing the carpet for your child’s bedroom. The most important criterion is stain resistance because kids can be pretty messy at times. They also spend a great deal of time playing on the floor, so you want an option that is comfortable too. Here are some different things you should consider when choosing the carpet for your child’s bedroom.
1. Choose The Correct Fibre
When it comes to carpet varieties, there are four main types to consider – Polypropylene, Triexta, Wool and Nylon.
This material is stain and bleach-resistant. However, it will attract oil, which can make cleaning more difficult once you’ve had it for a few years. It also has a rough texture, which may make it uncomfortable for your child to sit on.
This material is soft and has a long lifespan. It is resistant to stains and ultraviolet light. When choosing a carpet for your child’s bedroom, triexta is probably the best choice – it provides a mixture of comfort, durability and affordability.
Out of all carpet materials, wool provides the best insulation. It is also very durable, but quite hard to clean – for asthma sufferers, you should opt for another carpet material.
Nylon carpets are very comfortable and long-lasting. However, it can fade quickly if placed near a window, and it is also susceptible to staining.
Should I Opt For A Cut Pile or Loop Pile Carpet?
Cut pile carpet is very comfortable to sit on and provides a pleasant aesthetic for a room. However, it can show signs of tracking and pile reversal after years of use. Generally, this will not be a problem in your child’s bedroom, but it may be an issue in the hallway or adjacent rooms.
Loop pile carpet is usually more durable than its counterpart and has less chance of suffering from the aforementioned issues. However, it is more abrasive than cut pile carpets, and may hurt your child’s knees. If you have pets, their claws may also be an issue as they can pull up loops from the surface of the carpet and give it an unsightly appearance. As a general rule of thumb, Elite recommends cut-pile carpets for your child’s room due to a combination of comfort and aesthetic features.
Which Colour Is The Best?
Once you’ve chosen a carpet colour, it’s very hard to change. Make sure you choose an option that you’re satisfied with from the get-go, as it will be there for years to come. With that in mind, charcoal, light brown or grey carpets are the best options if you want to cover up tracking and dirt marks – these colours are also easy to design a room around. As a general rule of thumb, you should choose neutral colours for the carpet in your child’s bedroom.
Most carpets have a lifespan of fifteen years, so it’s important that you make a decision based upon the present and future needs of your family. The expert team at Elite can also help you eliminate any stains that end up on the carpet as a result of your child. A well-maintained carpet without signs of damage or significant stains can add value to your home during resale, so it’s important that you choose an option that will last.
How Can I Deal With Common Carpet Stains?
Once you have selected a carpet for your child’s bedroom, you’ll want to take proper care of it so it stays in good condition for years to come. We’ve compiled a list of typical carpet stains we see in children’s bedrooms and the best ways for you to deal with them.
As long as you take action quickly, juice stains aren’t overly difficult to deal with. By using a dry white towel, you should be able to soak up most of the liquid. If you only find out about the stain once it has already dried, you may need to take further action. The professionals at Elite can help you deal with these kinds of stains quickly and easily.
The last thing you want to deal with in your child’s room is urine stains, but it happens. It’s important that you deal with these stains quickly – once it dries, uric salts and bacteria will remain in the carpet, leading to unpleasant odours in the hotter months. In cases like these, it’s often better to leave it to the professionals.
As a parent, you’ll probably have to deal with vomit stains sooner or later. Although it’s very unpleasant, the best thing to do is act quickly. This usually involves the use of baking soda, towels and a knife or scraping tool.
Chewing Gum Stains
This is one of the most frustrating stains to find in your child’s room, because it’s often completely avoidable. Luckily, you can often remove it using a cloth and ice cubes in a plastic bag.
If you’ve taken our advice and still aren’t having any success, the stain may be more stubborn than you initially thought. The team at Elite have special training and equipment which helps us deal with several different stains quickly, easily and affordably. Get in touch with our team of experts today by calling 131 580 to book your service.