Kids, Pets, and Guests. It’s a busy place for my Carpets!
Living areas in the home are a busy place for a household with children, pets and entertaining friends & family members. How do you choose the best carpet?
When you choose to have carpeting in your busy living area, the first concern is durability. Carpet is a major investment and you want to be sure it lasts a long time while maintaining its fresh and original appeal. You want carpeting that will maintain its shape, but ultimately the choice depends on your budget, your style choice and how to have it cleaned properly.
Kids playing on the carpet, pets playing and rolling around on the carpet is a natural part of daily life and it is important to know that your carpet will withstand the wear of tear of a busy family lifestyle.
A good place to start is to look for carpet that has family and pet friendly labels. It is also good to understand how different fiber materials of the carpet will hold up to the cleaning and upkeep over time.
Some of the favoured types of carpeting are:
1. Nylon fibers
2. Olefin fibers
3. Polyester fibers
4. Wool fibers
Nylon is and ideal choice for busy areas as it is known for being a strong fiber and very durable over time. Its texture will stand the activities of a busy household. It is a good fiber for maintaining its original appearance. Nylon is easy to clean as it resists most stains, so a great option for kids and pets.
Olefin has several distinct characteristics as compared to other synthetic carpet fibers such as nylon. It is a man-made fiber often considered for both indoor and outdoor spaces. It is far less expensive but it doesn’t last as long as other fibers especially with a busy family with high-traffic areas. Here is an article about the challenges and guidelines for cleaning.
Polyester like Olefin is a man-made fiber and is fairly durable however not as strong as nylon or wool when it comes to wear and tear over the years. Polyester is a more affordable carpet giving the feel of luxury without having to pay the high price of other types of high-end carpet. Although easy on the budget, it may not be the best choice if you plan on keeping the same carpet for many years. Guidelines for Cleaning
Wool is a natural fiber that is soft to the touch and an excellent choice for any of your busy family carpeting needs. The structure of the wool fibers gives it durability and can actually reduce your heating and cooling costs as it works as an insulator for the floors. Wool is flame resistant and good for the air quality in your home which is an important benefit considering the number of people and pets that may reside in your busy home. When cared for and cleaned properly, wool carpeting can last over 20 years.
Lakeshore Cleaning and Restoration has been providing high quality carpet cleaning services in the Burlington, Oakville, and Halton regions for over 50 years.
With a busy household, it may not always be easy to keep up with proper cleaning and you can be sure Lakeshore will keep your carpets feeling soft, smelling fresh and looking brand new.
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