Family life can be damaging to your flooring. That’s why there are certain considerations to keep in mind when you’re looking to update your floor to let’s say, carpet! Carpet is a great option that provides a soft surface but also durability and now even stain-resistance, which makes it perfect for you and  your children to be active on.

Let’s break it down shall we?

Carpets have great resistance, which will help protect everyone from slipping and falling. And even if a fall happens, the cushioning of carpeting will make the fall not as hurtful as falling on a harder floor surface. Carpet also provides warmth and softness along with that cushioning, making it a great place to get cozy during colder seasons.

To keep making things easier, here are our favorite family friendly types that would be ideal.

Nylon Frieze is one of the most durable carpet types. It can withstand kids, pets and even heavy foot traffic while still keeping a fresh look. It’s also very comfortable to sit and walk on without leaving any walking or even vacuuming tracks.

Wool or Nylon Berber is another great type. The wool and nylon are both stain-resistant and very durable so it will last a very long time.

A nice textured carpet is a much softer type. Textured carpet provides some durability like Frieze and Berber but also has the nice soft plushness, so the best of both worlds!

Now that we’ve covered the best types of carpet, let’s get into specific collections we carry that include all those great features.

StainMaster Active Family:

stainmaster active family carpet available at Avalon Flooring

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It’s great carpet that has a name that proves it. StainMaster Active Family has exceptional durability, is stain resistant, has proven performance and has helpful and easy tips and tools.

Durability: It’s manufactured with high-quality materials and built to demanding performance specifications. This carpet is extremely durable and easy to clean

Stain-Resistant: Oh no, you spilled your red wine or your child spilled their juice on your carpet? Don’t worry about any spills that occur. Active Family carpet resists all the food and drink stains. Isn’t that wonderful to hear? So next time a spill happens, no need to panic, it’s so easy to clean.

Proven Performance: You don’t have to sacrifice nice, plush softness for the ideal family friendly carpet. Active Family carpet is known to be durable and so easy to clean, so you can relax when you have all those frequent speedy feet that parade across your carpet constantly. Most importantly, the scientific properties of the carpet (aka the amazing work Stainmaster has put into this carpet) help it maintain its original, fresh appearance. Which means, having a household of guests whenever you want, there’s no reason to panic about how your carpet will hold up.

Mohawk SmartStrand:

Mohawk smartstrand carpet available at Avalon Flooring

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SmartStrand Forever Clean was designed with the normal concerns in mind— everyone spills and stains on their carpet—especially active families. With this carpet by Mohawk, you no longer have to be concerned that one small accident will forever ruin your beautiful carpet. SmartStrand was built to last using the latest technology so that you can have that active household without worrying about how your flooring will look.

Pet-Proof Fibers: Normal carpets are vulnerable to all the stains and smells that our loveable pets have. However, Mohawk SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet was made to be pet-proof. The fibers were designed to have the ultimate stain-resistance and also 0% moisture absorption. So that means that those pet odors from pet stains won’t be forever locked into your carpet—win win!

Clean-ability: You no longer have to worry about getting on your hands and knees to scrub out those accidental spills in your carpet. SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet releases up to three times more dirt than other carpets. And the fibers also repels those stains making all your cleaning duties a whole lot easier!

Softness: Mohawk Smartstrand Forever Clean is made of silk-like fibers that have a luxurious feel that are still much more durable than regular similar feeling carpets.

Shaw LifeGuard:

Shaw LifeGuard carpet available at Avalon Flooring

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Shaw’s LifeGuard is a revolutionary protection system that covers everything from the top fibers to the backing. All of the LifeGuard carpets are treated with their patented R2X Stain and Soil Resistance protection. This gives the carpet an exceptional level of liquid stain resistance, making the liquid stay on the surface of the carpet instead of soaking through. Because of this protection, it gives you more time to clean up any spills that happen—and your carpet will dry quickly!

LifeGuard isn’t only stain resistant, it also comes in a number of textures, patterns and colors that can match any home décor.

Shaw LifeGuard carpet available at Avalon Flooring

Photos courtesy of Shaw

So, when it’s time to start shopping for your new carpet, consider these amazing family friendly carpets that we carry at our 14 locations. It makes life easier even during the messiest moments—whether the moments are filled with spills, soiling or stains. With these durable carpets, you don’t have to worry about how messy your family’s adventures get!


At Avalon Flooring, we want to make sure you’re happy from your first step in our showroom to your first step on your new flooring—and as your partner in home design, we’ll be there every step along the way. Consider us your “One-Stop Shopping” destination for all things flooring…(and window treatments)!

Our design consultants are equipped with the knowledge to guide you through the wide selection of products we offer, and our expert installation team is professionally trained to make sure everything gets installed the way you envision. We know your home is an expression of your sense of style, and we’re here to make sure you’ll be proud of it for years to come.

If you have any questions, please email us.