When it comes to choosing a carpet for the second busiest room in the house, here are some great tips for choosing the best carpet for a family room. I don’t know about yours, but my kids are messy. They spend a lot of time in the living room together, whether it’s watching TV, playing games together or building a fort! (yes, a fort). And when it’s not the two of them taking over the family room, my husband and I spend time in there too, as does the cat! Inevitably there are some snacks and juice that accompany our family movie nights and there are frequent spills and accidents. My point here is that when it comes time to choose a new carpet for the family room, you want to make sure you take all it’s uses into consideration and more. Below is a guest post written to help you choose the best carpet for your family room.


How To Decide on the Best Carpet for your Family Room

One of the most common questions that surface in the minds of customers is how to pick the most durable and the best carpet for the family room.  After all, the family room is where the soul of the house thrives, and this is where the whole family comes together to spend some quality time together, playing games, watching TV, or having essential discussions.

Thus, it is essential to make the right choices here and pick the best cheap carpet that oozes both comfort and style and enhances the aesthetics of your cosy family room.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when choosing the best carpet for the family room:

The size of the family room and its use

The first and foremost aspect to keep in mind is the size of the living room and how you intend to use it. When choosing the right carpet, your choice would be impacted by how often your family uses the living room and how and the size of the room. Based on those aspects, you should focus on the more durable carpet that is just the right size.

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The style, colour, and softness of your family room carpet

For most families, the style, colour, and pattern of the carpet are the most significant deciding factors. However, one should also take into consideration the quality of the fibres of the carper that will impact its softness and comfort. Apart from the colour and looks of the carpet, it should also be softer.

The durability and quality of the carpet

Carpets tend to wear out faster based on the usage and volume of traffic in the room. Buying a low-quality carpet would mean faster discolouration and wear. Thus, it is essential to look for quality carpets with higher durability that can last you for years. Study the backing of the carpet, the face weight, tuft twist, and density rating to assess its quality. You should focus on getting a tuft twist of five or more, 34 to 40-ounce face weight, and a density rating of 2,000 for a more durable carpet.

Carpet fibre options

You will come across a huge range of fibre options when buying carpets. As a customer, you should know the pros and cons of each fibre based on what you are aiming for in your living room. Today, there is a huge range of fibres available on the market. The Nylon carpets carry the most resilient fibres as they are treated with stain-resistant protection and are perfect for busy households with kids. Triexta and Polypropylene carpet fibres create a more luxurious and softer look and are resilient, durable, and carry anti-stain properties. Real wool carpets are considered the best carpets as they keep the home warm in winter and cool in summer but can be expensive. Wool is a natural fire retardant and moisture controller but is difficult to maintain.

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Cleaning and maintenance of your family room carpet

Carpets do tend to accumulate dust and other particles because of household traffic or pet hairs. There might be occasional spills at times with smaller children. Thus, it is essential to clean them on a regular basis, and if you buy a carpet that is easy to clean and maintain, things will work in your favour. So, look for a carpet that comes with a lifetime stain warranty and is easy to maintain. They should be stain–safe and bleach cleanable to remove common stains due to coffee, wine, ink, or other liquids.

 Just keep the above tips in mind when you’re shopping for the best carpet for your family living room, and you can be sure of making confident and the right choices.


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