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Carpet: four kids, two dogs, four cats

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winkywinkola Thu 05-Nov-15 21:43:45

My carpets are a sandy coloured nylon. I'm constantly hoovering them and sighing at the stains on them.

Is there a better more durable product for stairs and bedrooms?

I look at things like sisal and other grasses but are they unpleasant to have in the home?

shutupanddance Thu 05-Nov-15 21:45:02

Watching with interest

wowfudge Fri 06-Nov-15 19:01:09

Difficult to clean I understand and have to be glued down so a pain when it comes to replacing. Probably not a good choice with pets and kids.

MuddhaOfSuburbia Fri 06-Nov-15 19:04:42

I think grasses are lovely but £££s

and what fudge sed

also watching with interest (2 dogs, 3 kids, feeelthy floors)

NoSquirrels Mon 09-Nov-15 22:32:00

Just been carpet shopping.

Independent carpet shop advice was

1) twist pile
2) wool, or a high wool blend mix (you'll think it's higher maintenance but less likely to stain than manmade fibres)
3) forgiving colour - look for something with internal colour variation rather than flat all over which will show the dirt/pile rubbed the wrong way.

Which is a shame, because my ideal carpets are loop-pile waffle textured cream affairs. But until I live alone I need to get over it!

Happy50 Mon 09-Nov-15 22:32:06

Children, dog and cats 5 here
Most rooms are wood floors with replaceable IKEA rugs and tiles for the bathroom.
Mats outside the front and back door
They are so much easier than my carpeted rooms (2)

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