Are you wondering if carpet in Dallas homes will help keep the little ones safe? Well, you're on the right track! Many new parents wonder about the pros and cons of flooring installation. Fort Worth and surrounding areas are known for choosing either a hardwood flooring installation, or a carpet installation. Dallas parents, however, often opt for low pile carpets, and for a good reason. With low pile, you'll be able to see what's on the floor, avoiding the risk of tripping or slipping, for both parents and kiddies. Of all low pile selections, loop and Berber are at the top of the popular-with-parents list.
Eliminate Dangerous Stair Zones
Well, you certainly can't just remove your stairs altogether, but you can make sure they're safe. For small kids, staircases are a huge safety hazard. Although baby gates provide a significant amount of increased security, it's carpet that will reduce a lot of accidents. Add a runner or non-skid step pads to your staircase to decrease slippery surfaces, thus drastically reducing the risk of tumbles.
Rug, Meet Caulking Gun
Rugs and ceramic tiles do not make for a child-safe environment. All that slipping and sliding potential will only result in accidents. Luckily, this is entirely avoidable with the use of either non-skid rug pads or a caulking gun, which you could use to apply several lines of caulk to the underside of rugs. Once dried, the caulk will act as an adherent, keeping those rugs up-close-and-personal to the tiles.