How to choose a carpet for children
The child spends the most time in the nursery. This is the place where the baby sleeps, plays, crawls. And when he grows up a little, he does his homework and exercises in the morning. Any parent knows that children like to tinker on the floor most of all. To create comfort, coziness, safe and warm place for outdoor games, it is worth approaching the choice of floor covering with all seriousness.
Is carpet for children a suitable option?
Each floor covering in the child's room has its own weaknesses. Fragile laminate will quickly fail because of regular active children's fun. Linoleum is perfectly cleaned, but it is always cold. A green cork coating is too expensive.
What can I say about the warm, soft, bright carpet? Thanks to a wide range of easy to choose the right option for any interior, it is suitable as a floor covering for the playing area. How much do you have to spend money buying a carpet in the nursery? The price for 1 square meter starts from 120 rubles, and you can find copies costing from 2000 and above.
Advantages and disadvantages of carpet in the nursery
Carpet is good because he:
Carpet for children can soften the impact when a child falls during mobile games and pranks. On a warm floor, the toddler does not overcool, and due to the ability of this coating to retain heat, he can walk around the room even barefoot. The child has much less chance of slipping, twisting his leg, failing to fall on a non-slip carpet than, for example, on a tile or linoleum.
Bright colorful floor coverings will surely please the kid, and the choice of the subject of the drawing will allow to decorate the children's room in a certain style.
Carpet for children has disadvantages:
- accumulates dust;
- quickly gets dirty.
With the right choice of quality carpet for the children's room, the manifestations of these deficiencies can be minimized.
How to choose a carpet for a nursery?
The industry produces needle-piercing, needle-punched and woven carpets. Needle-shaped is similar to felt, it is without pile and has a long service life. Most often this type is used in office and public premises.
In the woven carpet, the pile is attached to the base. Woven coating is durable, wear-resistant and can be used for a children's room, but is expensive.
Needle-piercing carpet is obtained by poking with needles into the base of the pile bundles and fixing them with adhesive on the reverse side for greater reliability. With this method of production, a wear-resistant, reliable and perfectly suitable for the quality and price of carpets for children. In the manufacture of tufted (needle) flooring, not only glue can be used. Latex and artificial jute with latex reinforcement are often used as a fixer.
It is worth paying attention to the length of the pile. Too long and fluffy for the children is not good. The maximum acceptable length of the pile is 2-4 mm.
For the children's room is ideal for a velvet covering with a bright print, the top part of the pile fluffy, it is soft, easy to clean.
Carpet needs regular attention from the hostess. Several times a week it is necessary to clean it from dust with a vacuum cleaner. The spots that appear for some reason should be removed immediately. Later this will be much more difficult. Once every six months, any coating requires a deep dry cleaning. But remember that the washing vacuum cleaner is not designed for a wool carpet with a high pile or jute base.