Jun 17, 2019 | Flooring Canada
“I love the soft, plush feel of carpet under my feet, especially on those chilly winter mornings — but I hate how tough it is to scrub out spills and stains! If I drop something on the floor, or if my pet has an accident, cleaning will probably be impossible. Maybe I should just choose something different so that I don’t have to worry about staining.”
Do these thoughts sound familiar to you? If your answer is “yes,” we have great news: thanks to advancements in flooring technology, today’s carpets are available in stain-resistant varieties that make cleaning and maintenance a breeze. Read on to learn more about how stain-resistant carpet works, which carpets offer the best protection against stains, and what to expect when you’re planning your carpet renovation budget. Plus, the experts at Flooring America are here to answer all your questions about stain-resistant carpet and bring your design dreams to life!
Unfortunately, scientists haven’t yet figured out a way to produce completely stain-proof carpeting. (Apparently, that’s a tougher challenge than sending astronauts into space!) The good news is that stain-resistant carpet, though not guaranteed against all staining, makes it faster, simpler, and easier to keep your carpets looking as fresh and bright as the day they were purchased.
Another advantage of stain-resistant carpeting is that, since it’s less likely to be ruined or damaged, you’re less likely to need replacement carpets in the future. That means you save time and money — while still enjoying the cozy warmth you crave.
There’s no question that stain-resistant carpet offers superior stain protection compared to standard carpets. But how does stain-resistant carpet work? Let’s take a closer look at the technological nuts and bolts that make these innovative products so effective at protecting against spills and other messes.
Today in the United States, most interior home carpeting products are made using nylon, a synthetic “polymer” (plastic) prized for its smooth texture, waterproof qualities, and ability to withstand damage from mold or insects. Taking advantage of nylon’s durability and versatility, some carpet manufacturers go an extra step during the production process by adding a chemical coating that makes it difficult for food, mud, pet urine, and other messes to penetrate the carpet fibers.
The result of this improved manufacturing? In most cases, you can prevent spills from becoming stains simply by applying soapy water before the stain dries. Of course, you should always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to achieve the best results. For example, most manufacturers warn against using bleach, which can damage the protective coating (or even make stains worse).
While most stain-resistant carpets are nylon-based, there are certainly other options to choose from — not to mention stain-resistant hard surface flooring options, such as luxury vinyl. Flooring America offers a wide range of fabrics and materials to help you find the perfect fit for your specific performance needs and style preferences.
When it comes to carpets that stand up to stains, you only want the toughest, most popular, best-performing products. At Flooring America, we’re proud to carry a variety of trusted, leading names in quality home carpeting. Some of our best stain-resistant carpet options to consider include:
Without knowing the details of your flooring project, it’s difficult to estimate how much new stain-free carpets will cost, because the answer depends on how much carpet material you need and which type of product you choose. That being said, stain-resistant carpet is probably more affordable than you think!
For more information about stain-resistant carpet prices, visit your nearest Flooring America location. We’ll help you compare prices, weigh options, and get a great deal on a quality product.
At Flooring America, we know accidents are bound to happen, especially in an active household with small children and pets. Whether you want an affordable way to cozy up a living room or add durable comfort to your kids’ room, stain-resistant carpet gives you longevity and peace of mind. If you value a worry-free, easy-to-clean carpet experience, you'll be happy you chose stain-resistant carpet for years to come.
At Flooring America, we’re committed to providing homeowners with unique products, friendly service, and great prices. That’s why we’re proud to offer stain-resistant carpets, which are available in all sorts of varieties and brands that fit your lifestyle at our convenient locations throughout the United States. Visit your local Flooring America today to find the best stain-resistant carpet for your lifestyle!