Kids Room Carpet

Kids Room Carpet

To be honest with you, I don’t think I would ever go back to carpet. I do like the seagrass look. We inherited a house last year that we are renting. All the upstairs had wood floors COVERED with carpet. Even the BATHROOMS and KITCHEN had (patterned) carpet. LOL We put new floors in the kitchen and baths (they had lino under the carpet), and the wood floors were all in good shape. There is a den in the center of the upstairs, well, it was the only room that didn’t have wood floors. Knowing we were going to rent the house and that we would never match the original wood floors (house is about 45 years old), we had low pile, textured carpet put in that room. It’s kind of light, neutral and has some “flecks” in it along with the textured pattern cut into it. Hoping it wears well – especially since we plan to rent the house a few years before eventually selling it. Taking up carpet and seeing what lies beneath (even when a house has been kept clean) really gets to me. It’s the dust that settles into the carpet backing that I won’t forget seeing! Especially if one has allergies . . .
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Kids Room Carpet

If you want the warmth and sound absorption of carpet but with some flexibility, consider adhesive carpet squares. Carpet squares, a favorite with many parents, can be laid in a solid color or pattern; if a section gets damaged, squares can simply be removed and replaced. Carpet is also more likely to exacerbate allergies for some children; because it harbors dust mites and dirt, regular vacuuming and cleaning is essential. In addition, synthetic fibers sometimes emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which chemicals that can cause an adverse physical reaction in some people. If chemicals are a concern, ask your carpet dealer which brands are chemical-free. Hardwood floors are another popular choice for kids’ rooms. Bamboo and eucalyptus have become popular choices because they are economical, sustainable and durable. Hardwood floors hold up well and do not need to be replaced as often as carpet. They may, however, need to be occasionally sanded, buffed and refinished, particularly in high traffic areas.
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Kids Room Carpet

You’re getting lots of conflicting opinions from your readers. Have fun making a decision! My husband and I have raised six children in our home and we still have the original light-coloured carpet we had installed in our entire house (except for kitchen, lower level hallways, and bathrooms) when our house was built 22 years ago. Many people cannot believe this is the orignal carpet when they see it. It has held up so well for various reasons. 1. It is a very dense, cut-pile plush carpet with the proper underlay. 2. We have had no pets. 3. We had a “no food in the bedrooms” rule 4. Small children always ate their snacks at the island or dining table. 5. The carpets were vacuumed at a minimum weekly. About 10 years ago we had the bonus room above our garage finished and installed a Berber loop carpet in it. I would NEVER use Berber or any other loop carpet again. The tiniest snag would get caught on the beater of the vacuum and could unravel a section of the carpet in a second.
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Kids Room Carpet

We did a loop nylon carpet in a diamond pattern from Shaw in our last house. It claimed to be waterproof and it was. My teenage son was having a birthday party in our game room and someone knocked over a 2 liter soda…wiped right up with a towel with absolutely no staining. It also didn’t crush so it still looked brand new when we moved after a couple of years-even with teenagers going in and out of that game room constantly. In our current house we did a Mohawk looped wool carpet and it has held up really well so far. We are renovating and construction guys have been walking across it to our kids’bathrooms. Sometimes there is a little dried mud on it and it vacuums right off. It doesn’t seem to get into the actual carpet. These are my only two experiences with replacing carpet but, in all of my research, I found it pays off to pick a high quality (nylon or wool), non-crushable type of carpet if you plan to use it for the long haul.
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Kids Room Carpet

If you’ve seen any of my Instagram stories as of late, you know that work just started on our upstairs renovation project. We’re changing up the bathroom layout to split up the boys and girls (looking ahead to teenage years!), creating a small laundry room (woohoo!) and ripping up every last piece of the 30-year-old carpeting (double woohoo!). My job for this week is to research and shop for carpeting for the kids’ rooms. We’re having hardwoods installed up the stairs and in the hallway but we’re keeping all of their bedrooms carpeted. The carpet looks so much better in this picture than in real life. . . Believe it or not, I have zero experience carpet shopping for our household. We’ve never replaced any (but we’ve sure ruined some), and I’m not sure which direction I want to go. My first thought was to go with something with a low pile and get completely away from the look of the carpeting we have now. But would I be sorry?! We’re oh-so-close to being out of the throwing-up-in-the-floor-in-the-middle-of-the-night phase. . . HGTV I’m also thinking we don’t want to invest in the very best (aka “pricey)” carpeting just yet. The goal for whatever we install will be to get us to the college years—just in time for the grandkids to visit and do something gross on it! 🙂 Vogue Do you have carpeting in your home that you would or wouldn’t recommend? Would love to hear your thoughts. . Related Posts A Round Up of Great Kids’ SpacesToday, I’m sharing just some of the highlights from the kids’ spaces link-up… Giving Kids Control Of Their RoomsOh, all of you sweet young mommas, with your perfectly decorated nurseries, freshly… Hardwood Floors In The BedroomOver the weekend, we moved around furniture and did some bed swapping between… Creating “Fab” SpacesI’m sure by now you’re familiar with the “flash sale” sites that offer… Delicious Dining RoomsIn honor of Thanksgiving day, I thought I would share some of my…
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Kids Room Carpet

In our current house we did a Mohawk looped wool carpet and it has held up really well so far. We are renovating and construction guys have been walking across it to our kids’bathrooms. Sometimes there is a little dried mud on it and it vacuums right off. It doesn’t seem to get into the actual carpet. These are my only two experiences with replacing carpet but, in all of my research, I found it pays off to pick a high quality (nylon or wool), non-crushable type of carpet if you plan to use it for the long haul.
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Kids Room Carpet

I have put carpet in various homes over the years and have learned what is best for me. I like carpet that doesn’t crush or mat after five years, doesn’t stain as we have 2 kids and 2 dogs who don’t ever grow out of vomiting in the middle of the night and doesn’t show every bit if fluff or crumbs and finally doesn’t show footprints. So I love a nylon, all loop, not too light or dark carpet, with flecks if you don’t like to vacuum too often! We have hardwood everywhere except the kids rooms and our bonus room and it’s 10 years old and looks brand new. Don’t fall for the salesmans line that soft carpets are so durable now a days, they aren’t. Look for a tight weave on a loop sample and bend it, you shouldn’t see the backing. Often the most durable aren’t the pricey ones. Run a mile from plush.
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Kids Room Carpet

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