3 Considerations When Planning Carpets For Your Baby's Room

Posted on: 29 May 2018


If your baby is starting to crawl or walk, you may want to consider carpet installation for his or her room. Carpets are ideal floor choices, especially in winters, because they allow your child to walk or crawl without worrying about hurting themselves on cold, hard floors. Here are some considerations to help you plan carpets for your baby's room.

Choose A Carpet That Is Soft On Your Kids

Your baby is going to spend a lot of time on the carpet. From the infant stages of crawling and walking to playing games, reading books and even slumber parties with other kids—everything is done on the carpet. For these reasons, you will want to choose something that is soft for your kids. Wool and nylon may offer varying degrees of softness and are probably good choices when it comes to choosing the right carpet for your baby's room.

Choose A Durable Carpet That Is Not Too Expensive

When children are growing up, they are going to cause some havoc in the house whether you like it or not, which is why you will want to choose durable carpets that can withstand roughness without denting your bank account.  For example, while wool is a soft material, it can be prone to stains and is more expensive than others. It may not be the best choice when it comes to using it with a growing child. On the other hand, nylon is typically resistant to stains and holds its colour for a long time. This may be your best choice for your baby's room. Nylon carpets start from $40 per square metre, while wool carpets can cost between $50 and $60 per square metre.

Choose Darker Colours To Conceal Unsightly Stains

Unsightly stains from baby food, vomit, ink and other elements can make your kid's room look completely worn out even when the carpets are relatively new. A good idea is to choose darker colours that can conceal these unsightly stains so the room continues to look appealing even if there are stains on the carpets. Of course, this doesn't mean that you completely skip regular maintenance. To keep your child healthy and allergy-free, make sure you regularly vacuum and clean carpets to keep dust and dirt away as much as possible. You may want to consider professional carpet cleaning, every once in a while, to keep your baby's room clean.

Choosing the right carpet for your baby's room needs some preparation. Use these ideas to guide you in your choices.