Q I’m a firm believer in carpet for bedrooms, but wondered what would be the best type for a child’s room?
Emily, via email “The biggest consideration is whether the carpet is stain resistant and durable,” says Ingrid Powell, digital manager at Choices Flooring. “Nylon, solution-dyed nylon and Triexta carpets are ‘family friendly’, with excellent stain, wear and abrasive resistance (while we love wool, it’s not as kid friendly). These include the Brease carpet range, developed for those with asthma or allergies. Practicality, colour and style should also be considered. Twist carpet is easy to maintain, but toys may snag the loops which can cause wear and tear. Darker-coloured carpets will also help cover up spills.”