How do I know the right carpet for my busy family lifestyle?

Living areas in the home are a busy place when you have a household with children, pets, and entertaining friends and family members.

When you choose to have carpeting in your busy living area, the first concern is durability. Carpet is a significant investment, and you want to be sure it lasts a long time while maintaining its fresh and original appeal. You want carpeting that will retain its shape, but ultimately the choice depends on your budget, lifestyle choice and how to have it cleaned properly.

Kids playing on the carpet, pets rolling around on the rug is a natural part of daily life, and it is essential to know that your carpet will withstand the wear and tear of a busy family lifestyle.

An excellent start is to look for a carpet that has family and pet-friendly labels. It is also good to understand how different carpet fibers will hold up to the cleaning and upkeep over time.

Some of the favoured fiber types of carpeting are:

  1. Nylon
  2. Olefin
  3. Polyester
  4. Wool 

Nylon is an ideal choice for busy areas as it is known for being a solid 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 an excellent option for kids and pets.

Olefin has some unique characteristics compared to other synthetic carpet fibers, such as nylon. It is a manufactured fiber often used for both indoor and outdoor spaces. Olefin 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 man-made and relatively durable; however not as strong as nylon or wool when it comes to enduring wear and traffic for many years. Polyester is a more affordable carpet giving the feel of luxury without paying the high price of other types of high-end carpet. Although easy on the budget, polyester may not be the best choice if you plan on keeping the same carpets for many years. Guidelines for Cleaning

Wool is a natural type of fiber that is soft to the touch and an excellent choice for any of your busy family carpeting needs. The structure of the wool gives it durability and can reduce your heating and cooling costs, as it works as an insulator for the floors. Wool is flame resistant and suitable for the air quality in your home, which is a significant benefit considering the number of people and pets that may reside in your busy home. When cared for and cleaned correctly, 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 an active and busy family, it may not always be easy to maintain proper cleaning with a busy household, and you can be sure Lakeshore will keep your carpets feeling soft, smelling fresh and looking brand new. 

Call Lakeshore Cleaning & Restoration today for a quote at (905) 465-2337

Lakeshore also offers Area Rug Cleaning and Commercial Carpet Cleaning for businesses and home offices.