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Three tips for picking the best carpet for a child’s bedroom

Published: September 8, 2015
Tan carpet in child playing area

Carpet is probably the most popular flooring choice for bedrooms. It’s comfortable, warm, cozy and quiet – all things that are ideal for the bedroom. If you’re looking for carpet for a child’s bedroom, however, you might be concerned about the wear and tear from children running and playing.

Before you even step foot in a store, consider these three flooring tips from Indianapolis carpet store Kermans.

1. Pick the color that fits the use of the room.

How often will your child be playing in their room? If the answer is “a lot,” you should consider a darker or brighter color. Lighter colored carpets will show wear and dirt faster.

What are the lighting conditions? A room with plenty of natural light will show the true color of carpet while rooms with less light may need a shade lighter than your favorite color so that it looks more true to what you see in the store. Ask for a sample of the carpet in your chosen color so you can see just how the color comes through in your room.

2. Choose a style that stands up to kids.

If you choose a loosely tufted carpet, your child will end up covered in loose fibers each time they play on the floor. A tighter, twisted carpet is a better choice for most kid’s bedrooms. It stands up to wear and tear better too. Another consideration? Stainmaster protection. Not all carpets come with it, but it can be a huge help in maintenance for a child’s bedroom. Each type of carpet has its pros and cons – learn more.

Learn the benefits of each type of carpet 

3. Keep your budget in mind.

Cost is a very important factor when selecting a carpet. And not just the cost today – but the cost in the future. If you’re going to be in the house for years to come, you’ll want a carpet that can stand up to your child for years. If not, you’ll be replacing that carpet sooner than necessary and that’s not cost effective. Other things that affect the budget:

  • Size of room
  • Carpet fibers
  • Padding
  • Grade of carpet and stain protection

Child bedroom with green soft carpet

Bonus tip: Shop at a store that can help you make the best choice.

When you walk into Kermans Flooring, you’ll notice a few things immediately. First, we carry a wide array of flooring choices – and if you can’t find what you want on our floor, we have the manufacturer relationships to get it for you. Second, you’ll find showroom staff that aren’t pushy sales people – they are experts in flooring who want to help you make the best choices for your home. Best selection. Best prices. Backed up by expert guidance. It’s part of the Kermans Advantage and we invite you to experience it for yourself. Learn more about the Kermans Advantage.

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