If you are thinking of changing your carpets, and you have kids and pets, it’s best to put some thought into the decision. If you choose the wrong type of carpet it can go from beautiful to beaten-up in no time. Here at John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County it is easy for us to see what carpets work best and which carpets quickly turn into a headache. One of the biggest decisions you face when choosing a new carpet isn’t color, brand, or style. Instead, it’s choosing a durable, highly resistant carpet that will maintain its quality—no matter how many children and pets you have!

Boy, girl and dog sleeping covered with a blanket.#1. CHOOSE A SYNTHETIC FIBER CARPET

You can save yourself a lot of time and money if you choose the right carpet for your home. We know that carpet is a great investment. You can drastically narrow down your options by choosing a synthetic (as opposed to ‘natural’) fiber carpet!

Nylon is a high resistant carpet choice, and a great one for homes that have toddlers, pets and teenagers spilling and stomping on it, regularly. Nylon carpets are very sturdy, as the synthetic fibers hold their shape well, and especially in comparison to other materials, such as the loop style Berber carpet (which can easily snag). While nylon may be a bit higher in cost than other fibers, it offers a longer lasting color—even in high traffic homes.


Polyester carpet is another great option for families with pets. A carpet made from polyester fabric is stain resistant, and with softness that other carpets don’t have. It holds up well for busy families that want the inviting feel of carpet, without sacrificing quality.


While it is important to go with the right material for your carpet, choosing the right shade is also very important. As a general rule of thumb, stay away from dark carpets, as well as those that are light in color. Dark browns and black carpets tend to cause dog hair and crumbs to show up more easily than medium shaded carpets do. On the same token, a spilled glass of juice or spaghetti sauce will show up immediately on a light shade of carpet. Stick to blue, grey or light brown. They add warmth to the home while minimizing the appearance of dirt, spills and hair.


While picking the right carpet for your home is extremely important, it will still need regular and routine maintenance. John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County is ready to help you extend the life and durability of your carpets. We recommend a professional cleaning every 6-12 months. Contact us if you have any questions about keeping your carpet clean. We love making homes beautifully clean.

Call us today for expert spot and stain removal: (360)734-3551.