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How to choose the right carpet for high traffic areas

December 7, 2015 / britta

Nothing feels more luxurious and cosy than walking on carpeted floors. It’s comfortable and can provide a lot of help when it comes to home activities. Carpets provide a safe place for children to play without parents having to worry about them when they fall down. Carpets also provide good sound absorption if you are trying to block out a lot of ambient noises and loud neighbours. An added benefit is that it can provide a great deal of warmth during the cold weather.

Unfortunately, carpets can take quite a beating especially when they are laid out on high traffic areas in the house. The living room, play room and even hallways and stairs can be a busy street given the amount of day-to-day activities that happen around the house. With the expense you have when your carpets are installed, you know that it’s an investment of your hard-earned money.

Therefore, before you go ahead and lay down whatever carpeting ideas you have for your home, make sure that you know how to choose the right carpet for high traffic areas to protect your investment!

Pick a carpet that hides footprints and stains

High traffic areas in the home refer to places where people tend to converge or trudge upon. It is important that you have a carpet that can hold up against pets, children, spills and footprints. Consider picking a carpet that is made from synthetic materials such as nylon or polyester or even wool.

Nylon carpets are highly durable with fibres that can easily retain their shape as well as resist stains when properly treated. It can withstand a lot of trudging and can easily hide dirt.

Picking a dark colour carpet can also be a good idea to help maintain the appearance of cleanliness and stain-free until you can get around to having a professional clean spots off. Polyester carpets provide great colour variations. Carpets made from this process have a good track record of being fade-resistant.

Pick the correct carpet style for durability

Carpets come in a lot of styles like plush, textured, shag, frieze and berber, to name a few. While everyone loves the feel of super thick shag carpets or the plush ones, they are most probably the least type to choose for high traffic areas.

Berber is one type of carpet you might like because it is more durable and affordable. Its fibres are densely woven and can be highly repellent of dirt and debris. It has a lower pile height so there won’t be much matting when it is placed in high traffic areas.

Textured carpeting is also made from fibres cut in a way that they reflect light. This can easily hide dirt and tracks. But if you want to keep that soft carpet feel under your feet yet still conceal dirt and foot prints, you can opt for a Friezes style.

Investing in carpets is a good idea but you have to be practical and smart about it. It is always better to get the opinion of professionals to help you make the right choice and of course, maintain the quality.

RPC Cleaners are professionals you can call on when you need anything regarding carpets. Call 0208 994 4778 to get the best consultation and cleaning help you can find!

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