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The 3 Best Carpets for Homes with Pets and Kids

Sep 6, 2023 | Carpet Cleaning

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If you have children and/or pets, it’s not a matter of if, but when your carpet will undergo some wear and tear.

Is there a way to minimize, or even prevent, that damage?

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!

Whether it’s dirt your dog dragged in, or juice spilled by toddlers, here are three types of carpets that can maintain their quality best:

Opt for a Synthetic Fiber Carpet

Choosing a carpet is an investment. And, choosing the perfect carpet that meets your family’s demanding needs takes time—but you can drastically narrow it down by choosing a synthetic (as opposed to ‘natural’) fiber carpet!


Nylon is a highly resistant carpet choice, and a great one for homes that have toddlers, pets and teenagers spilling and stomping across it. Nylon carpets are very sturdy, as the synthetic fibers hold their shape well, 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.


Do you want a carpet that is stain-resistant but you feel overwhelmed with options? 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.

Choose a Medium Shade Carpet

Are you looking for the right carpet to put in your children’s playroom, or the hallway? Keeping your carpets looking brand new is a priority, and when you choose a medium-shaded one, it doesn’t have to be a struggle. As a general rule of thumb, stay away from dark carpets, as well as those that are light in color. Live in that middle ground – you’ll be glad that you did.

Protecting Your Carpet

Picking the right type of carpet for your home is an important choice to make, and when you choose one that’s compatible with your growing family’s needs, you need to protect it! Routine professional carpet cleaning every 6-12 months extends the life and durability of your carpets. Chem-Dry has received the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Platinum Seal of Approval with its hot water extraction cleaning system and is trusted by the nation’s top carpet manufacturers to deliver a deep clean that will maintain the appearance and performance of your carpets for years of use.

Do you have questions about keeping your carpet clean? Contact Delta Chem-Dry to learn about our services, products, and expertise as the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaners, or get a free, no-obligation quote.

Looking for a carpet cleaner in Brentwood, Calabasas, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, or Santa Monica? Call Delta Chem-Dry today at (818) 651-0707!

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