Designing a nursery is an exciting way to prepare for a new baby at home. If you're eager to transform a spare room into a nursery, replacing bare floors with carpeting can be an excellent project. New carpeting can make the room much safer for your baby due to its soft padding.
Before starting the project, you'll want to look into what benefits carpeting offers and how to decide what carpet to install.
Keep Cleaning in Mind
As you prepare to choose a carpet, you need to understand the cleaning you should expect to do. Although the plush carpet can provide the softness you desire, it can also make cleaning challenging. Instead of being frustrated with the work involved in cleaning the carpet later, especially when you consider how frequent cleaning will be necessary, you can opt for a lower-pile carpet.
Making cleaning as straightforward as possible for vacuuming and spot treatments can ensure that the nursery is cleaner and that you're not investing too much time towards cleaning in the future.
Along with choosing carpeting that's easy to clean, you need to understand the effort involved in making the flooring safe for your baby. Eventually, your baby will be crawling and playing on the ground regularly. Choose carpeting free of harmful chemicals during production to increase the chance that the carpet won't cause any adverse health problems. You'll also need to consider allergens that can get trapped in thicker carpeting.
Opting for professional installation will ensure that there aren't any exposed staples or other mistakes made during the installation work.
Design the Nursery
Having a rug laid down in the nursery is an excellent option for adding color or a pattern to the nursery. Many people are wary of using a rug on a carpet, but it can still be done with some consideration first. Layering a rug is best on a low-pile carpet since it will stay in place easier. Choosing a rug that's sized appropriately for the room and making it a play area for your baby can ensure that the rug is a welcome addition to the nursery.
There's a lot to consider if you're in the beginning design stages of making a nursery at home. When carpeting is your priority for new flooring, the above tips can help considerably in making the right decision and preventing any frustration over how your carpet looks and functions once your baby comes home.
Contact a flooring store for more information.