05 Feb Best Carpets for Playrooms
Best Carpet Choices for Playrooms
Decorating your children’s playroom is a fun, creative activity. When you’re deciding on the right carpet, choose flooring that’s durable and easy to clean.
Best Choices for Playrooms
1. Nylon Berber
Known for its flat, wide loops, Berber is a good choice because the loops don’t show foot tracks or vacuum tracks. This is an exceptionally sturdy carpet. If you buy Berber, it’s important to buy it in nylon. Nylon holds up better than any other carpet fiber except wool, which is too expensive and too hard to clean for a children’s room.
Advantages of Berber:
- Nylon fibers respond well to cleaning, springing up like new when steam-cleaned.
- It’s a durable carpet designed to hold up to rough use.
- Berber’s smooth surface makes it easy to move toys and toy chests around.
2. Recycled or PET Carpet
Most major carpet manufacturers now sell recycled or PET carpet. PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate, which is a soft plastic typically used to make water and soda bottles. The bottles are recycled into a soft, stain-resistant carpet that works well for kids’ rooms.
- It tends to be very soft.
- It’s often an affordable choice.
- PET is a good choice if you want a sustainable or green solution.
3. Frieze Carpet
This modern version of the classic shag carpet is an excellent choice for high-traffic areas because it’s not supposed to look perfectly groomed. It comes in a wide variety of colors that often have a speckled or spotted appearance.
Advantages of Frieze carpet:
- The loose, casual look is ideal for a children’s play area.
- The twisted weave and flecked colors help hide dirt and stains.
- It comes in a wide variety of styles and colors.
Additional Features to Look For
When selecting your playroom carpet, ask your retailer about the following additional features.
Stain protection: Carpet that’s treated with stain protection makes everyone’s life easier. If you have pets, ask about special padding designed to prevent pet accidents from soaking all the way through.
Low VOC levels: Almost all carpets have high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOC) that can aggravate asthma, allergies and other conditions. Regular vacuuming and cleaning will also help limit VOC emission.
Odor control: Some carpets have odor-control technology, which can be a big plus if you have pets and children.
Style and Color Ideas
Keep it fun. Some carpet manufacturers make their carpets in bright, fun colors that are specifically aimed at children. These range from candy pinks to bright magentas and neon blues. Keep in mind that many of these require special ordering, meaning that you may have to wait for installation.
Add color. If you want a neutral carpet for the playroom, add spots of color with area rugs. These are easy to clean and easy for kids to move around to their own liking.
Keep It Clean
Adopt a no-shoes policy. This will be an easy rule for kids to follow, but it’s actually a good idea for the whole family.
Vacuum weekly. When you first install carpet, you may notice shedding and loose fibers for several weeks. This is normal, but regular vacuuming will help end the shedding.
Remove spots quickly. If you encounter spills or stains, blot them up and clean them quickly. Never use bleach on carpets.
Get professional cleaning. Professional carpet cleaning that uses steam technology will keep carpets looking like new. If you have children or pets, you should have your carpets professionally cleaned every six months.
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