COVID-19 UPDATE: Please check your local stores opening hours based on current state restrictions

Kids Room

Kids Room

Our kids are the most precious item in our home, so naturally we want to choose the best and safest carpet for their rooms. It can be challenging to prioritise criteria such as stain and soil resistance for those inevitable accidents, warmth and insulative properties to ensure they are snug on a winter’s night and softness for little hands and knees during those early years. Let’s see if we can make it easier for you to find the best carpet for your kids’ rooms.

View as List Grid

Items 1-16 of 60 View All

Page
per page
Set Descending Direction
  1. Carpet_Alpine_Retreat
    Carpet Alpine Retreat
    $929.60
    Qantas logo
    Earn 929
    Qantas Points
  2. carpet_antilles_twist
    Carpet Antilles Twist
    $392.00
    Qantas logo
    Earn 392
    Qantas Points
  3. carpet-atwood-ii-Baccio
    Carpet Atwood II
    $660.80
    Qantas logo
    Earn 660
    Qantas Points
  4. carpet_audition
    Carpet Auditions
    $235.20
    Qantas logo
    Earn 235
    Qantas Points
  5. carpet_avallon
    Carpet Avallon
    $275.00
    Qantas logo
    Earn 275
    Qantas Points
  6. Carpet_Avant_Garde
    Carpet Avant Garde
    $414.40
    Qantas logo
    Earn 414
    Qantas Points
  7. Balis County
    Carpet Balis County
    $705.60
    Qantas logo
    Earn 705
    Qantas Points
  8. Basenji
    Carpet Basenji
    $537.60
    Qantas logo
    Earn 537
    Qantas Points
  9. carpet_borneo
    Carpet Borneo
    $212.80
    Qantas logo
    Earn 212
    Qantas Points
  10. Cape Tribulation
    Carpet Cape Tribulation
    $515.20
    Qantas logo
    Earn 515
    Qantas Points
  11. carpet_classic_soft
    Carpet Classic Soft
    $616.00
    Qantas logo
    Earn 616
    Qantas Points
  12. Defined Charm
    Carpet Defined Charm
    $974.40
    Qantas logo
    Earn 974
    Qantas Points
  13. Destination Bay
    Carpet Destination Bay
    $694.40
    Qantas logo
    Earn 694
    Qantas Points
  14. carpet_doncaster
    Carpet Doncaster
    $380.80
    Qantas logo
    Earn 380
    Qantas Points
  15. carpet_dreamtime
    Carpet Dreamtime
    $470.40
    Qantas logo
    Earn 470
    Qantas Points
  16. DualTones
    Carpet DualTones
    $952.00
    Qantas logo
    Earn 952
    Qantas Points
View as List Grid

Items 1-16 of 60 View All

Page
per page
Set Descending Direction

What should you consider when choosing carpet for your kid’s room? What should you consider when choosing carpet for your kid's room

There are five main carpet fibres to choose from: wool, nylon, polyester, polypropylene or triexta. The type of fibre is a major factor in a carpet’s soil, stain and fade resistance abilities along with its comfort, durability and ease of cleaning.

Wool is usually the most expensive fibre but it is also the best insulator and is hardwearing with supreme longevity. Wool is naturally stain and soil resistant and is also a natural fire-retardant which is good for family homes. Wool can be harder to clean than synthetic carpets and can harbour common triggers to asthma and allergies such as dust mites.

Polypropylene is extremely durable but offers little comfort, so it won’t suit young children’s rooms and is not commonly used in homes except for rental properties.

Nylon and polyester are hard-wearing, easy to clean and can feel as soft underfoot as a luxurious wool carpet. They are popular and affordable solutions for kids’ rooms.

Triexta is an innovative synthetic and natural fibre blended carpet with excellent soil and stain resistance, good durability, superior UV and fade resistance and is affordable for families. Triexta is ideal for children’s bedrooms.

What is the best carpet for a kid’s room?

If asthma and allergies are not an issue, you can’t go past a pure wool carpet for durability, insulation and comfort. It is a natural fibre, which is preferable to a synthetic fibre for some people. If it is vacuumed regularly and spot cleaned promptly wool is easy to keep clean and is durable when subjected to the correct professional steam cleaning processes.

Wool and synthetic blended carpets offer the best of both worlds, with the natural softness and insulative properties of wool blending with the superior stain resistance and enhanced durability of a synthetic nylon carpet. Blended carpets are a more affordable option than pure wool carpets, and are ideal for kids rooms.

In a synthetic and natural fibre blend, triexta carpets such as the stunning Mountain Chalet collection provide all the benefits of a renewably sourced, natural biopolymer product along with the extreme durability of a synthetic fibre.

What types of carpet are stain resistant?

Today’s synthetic or blended carpets are treated with high performing stain, soil and moisture resistant products which makes them easy to clean and stain resistant.

100% pure wool carpets have proven over time that they have a high degree of naturally-occurring stain, soil and moisture resistance which makes them easy to clean, thereby reducing the chance of staining. Pure wool carpets will continue to perform and look amazing for many years.

Following the manufacturer’s instructions and cleaning up spills promptly is the best way to ensure stains don’t occur. Significant stains are best treated by professional carpet cleaners.

If you expect a high level of accidental soiling or staining in your kids’ bedrooms, you might want to consider a loop pile carpet. They are often more stain resistant than cut pile carpets because dirt and spills tend to take longer to penetrate into the depths of cut pile carpets.

What types of carpet are soft? The best carpet for a kid's room

The softest carpet pile for young children to sit, crawl or play on is a cut pile. Cut pile fibres are then either finished in a ‘plush’ or ‘twist’ format, with twist being the most resilient and plush being the most luxurious.

The disadvantage of cut pile is that it is more likely to show indents or impressions we sometimes call ’tracking.’  This isn’t as much of a problem in a bedroom as it is in a living area, but it is something to consider if you intend to have the same carpet in your hallway or living rooms.

Loop pile carpet is generally harder wearing than cut pile carpet but it is definitely not as soft. For those early years when young children’s delicate skin makes a lot of contact with the floor, a cut pile carpet is the most forgiving on knees, hands and elbows.

What colours are great for kids rooms?

If your children will be playing as well as sleeping in their rooms, a neutral, mid-tone colour is probably the safest bet given the inevitable accidents and soiling. A neutral colour allows you to add pops of colour into the room with fun accessories such as cushions, pillows, mobiles, wall hangings, lampshades or art.

Mountain Chalet offers an amazing range of twenty stunning colours to choose from in a selection of light, dark, mid-tone, neutral and coloured tones.