When the kids fly the nest, it's time to have some fun with the space they used to occupy. Put the space to good use with all sorts of different options.READ ARTICLE
Real living, Practical advice
Carpets add warmth and cosiness to kids' bedrooms and playrooms, and feel great under little bare feet.
Better still, they can:
Where kids are involved, keeping carpets clean is a major consideration. The last thing parents want is to stress about dirty shoes and occasional spills spoiling the look of bedroom or playroom carpet.
Luckily, modern carpet technology has taken care of that problem. So:
There's not much you can do about accidents occurring, but the special stain prevention technology in STAINMASTER® carpet makes it easy to clean.
It can be tempting to choose hard wearing flooring thinking it will cope with the toughest abuse. However that risks compromising on all the benefits we've covered already, such as cosiness, insulation and impact absorption. So:
To some extent, your choice of finish can depend on how physical your kids are, and what they like doing. Some may consider their bedroom to be a place where they do everything they'd do outdoors, only indoors. For others their bedroom may be a place of peace and tranquillity (in many parents' dreams!).
Naturally, design comes into the equation too.
When choosing carpet for kids, make the most of the fact that you can be more adventurous with colour and design than you would be elsewhere in the house.
You can match the mood of your kids, or even try to change it. Either way, an appropriate colour blend is thought to enhance a sense of wellbeing and stimulate creativity. Alternatively, get right up to date and follow the monochrome design trend for kids rooms, choosing blacks, whites and greys.
And don't forget, the kids will enjoy helping you choose their carpet. After all, they will be the ones living with it, and playing on it.