Choosing The Right Carpet For My Family

Our Carpet Before

Our home was built 5 years ago and when we were choosing all of our colors and flooring we decided to go with a neutral colored carpet. We knew we’d have children and wanted our house to be cozy and soft for our kids.

Fast forward 5 years and 2 children later. Our carpet was destroyed! The builders installed horrid builders grade carpet that ended up worn, stained and even worse, rough in 5 short years. Not good when you have a crawling baby. That said, it was on the TOP of my list for upgrading our home.

Here is a look at our old dirty, nasty, rough, stained carpet –

Old CarpetOur Carpet Before

Well say bye-bye to it!

STAINMASTER has generously offered me the amazing opportunity to check out their Active Family line of carpet. STAINMASTER® Active Family™ carpets are exceptionally durable and easy to clean, making them the perfect choice for active families (like mine!). Active Family™ carpets offer three fibers to choose from:

Luxerell™ — offers a natural look, with an exceptionally soft touch
Tactesse® — provides a wide spectrum of luster and feel
Extra Body II™ — provides a rich, thicker hand
STAINMASTER® Active Family™ carpets offer a lifetime* warranty on food and beverage stains, anti-static, and soil and pet urine stains.

We chose to go with STAINMASTER Active Family because it is carpet made with families, like mine, in mind. It is designed to withstand the daily wear and tear my very active family puts it through.

If you have little kids like I do you know that much of their time is spent on the floor. Same goes for my house, the girls are always playing together on the floor and now that Loo Loo is crawling its the only place she wants to be. I want it to be clean and soft for them to crawl around on and play with their toys on.

Playing On The Floor Kids on Carpet

I think our carpet has seen it all, juice stains, blood stains, dog poo stains, dog pee stains, blowout diaper stains, spit up stains. Okay, enough of my Bubba Gump-esque rant on stains. But seriously though, my family is TOUGH on carpet.

So, when choosing our new carpet I wanted to make sure it was built to withstand my families spills, pet stains and all the mishaps we can throw it’s way. The STAINMASTER Active Family promises to deliver just that on top of the fact there are wonderfully soft plush options for us to choose from!

I’m thrilled to replace our old dingy carpet with a more durable and beautiful, soft carpet from the STAINMASTER Active Family Collection!

Stay tuned for our visit to our local STAINMASTER dealer to choose our carpet, I can’t wait to share it with you!

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STAINMASTER is providing carpet and installation in my home. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

15 thoughts on “Choosing The Right Carpet For My Family

  1. What an amazing opportunity!!! Both of my kids roll on the floor, we battled fleas last year and our carpet is over 15 years old. It’s definitely time for an upgrade here too. We just don’t know what to choose or what would be best for our family, so sadly it’s been put off for a long time. I’m excited to see your transformation and hope that you can inspire my family in a new change 🙂

    1. It certainly is an amazing opportunity! I hear you on the flea battle we recently had to battle them too, it was awful! I’m excited to share our transformation with you, you’d love the STAINMASTER Active Family line, it’s perfect when you have kids that roll all over the floor!

    1. We tried steaming our old carpet sooo many times but all the dirt would come right back, I would spend hours steaming it and it was heart breaking to see it come back. BUT, now with the STAINMASTER padding I shouldn’t have this issue, it’s made so that stains or spills don’t get into the padding and cause this to happen.

  2. I wish I would have chosen a different carpet for my family room! We went super dark and now you can see EVERYTHING!

    1. We’re probably going to go somewhere in the middle, because our dogs hair would show terribly on dark but too light and every mark shows too.

  3. I need to replace our carpet soon. we bought a house a few months ago and the current carpet isn’t even fastened down. This sounds like a great carpet, especially since we need something that will survive a toddler.

    1. Oh no, that’s not good! We had the same issue at the top of our stairs, it became unfastened and was a hazard. I look forward to sharing our experience with you and hope it will help you make your carpet choice when it comes time to replace it.

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