Little hands and paws have a way of causing lots of premature wear-and-tear. From unremovable stains in the carpet to scratch marks on the furniture, the havoc these little beings can wreak on your home seems to know no bounds. Instead of just dealing with it, there are ways to proactively defend against the mess and destruction. Below, we’ll go over a few materials and home design choices to make your house more resistant to kids and pets.
Let’s start with one of the most problematic areas: your floors. Seeing lots of traffic day in and day out, certain flooring may become worn much faster than others. A great choice for families with little ones or accident-prone pets is solution-dyed fiber carpeting. Using modern technology, this method lets the carpet fiber soak up the dye, which makes it much more resistant to new colors or “stains.” Available in all shades, these carpets are free of harmful materials and chemicals, making them a great choice for maintaining the aesthetics while also keeping the family healthy and happy. (more…)