Carpets of one kind or another have been around in homes for a very long time. And while newer flooring materials have competed very successfully with carpets in recent years, new technologies have put carpet flooring back in the ball game in a major way. The popularity of carpet over the years has been primarily due to price, comfort and available styles. For homeowners, carpet was always a great selection for bedrooms, because it created a love affair with people’s feet thanks to its softness.
However, carpet has always had its disadvantages, especially for families with a few active kids and pets. Most of this dissatisfaction came from carpet’s poor stain resistance, and difficulty to keep really clean when used in living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms or anywhere else where spills and accidents were inevitable.
Today, however, much of that dissatisfaction has been relegated to ancient history, thanks to technological innovations by manufacturers. New technologies permitted the creation of carpets that are virtually immune to staining, odor retention, and are also easy to take care of, durable and long-lasting. Today, these new carpets are again finding use in home rooms where spills, stains and accidents by kids and pets are quite likely.