My carpet was provided by Carpet One, but this post is all my own words! 🙂
If crumbs on a rug stir such an emotion, well then let me open the flood gates.
Because I’m going to show you what my family room rug really looked like, from the scary side underneath!
If I had to guess, it’s a mixture of urine from potty training days… mixed with juice… with a hearty splash of “unknown.” LOL
We’d had this rug for the past 12 years, the same amount of time since we had our sofa. But while we could spruce up our sofa so that we didn’t have to buy new, I surely didn’t want to keep this rug.
It was really…..ahem….well-loved and too far “gone” I guess you could say!
It was time for a change!!
I had ordered fresh carpeting with Carpet One for my master bedroom makeover in the spring and had the best experience at my local Carpet One in Beltsville, Maryland!
There is a sales associate there named Michael that should receive the Employee of the Century award. Seriously.
In this day and age, where everyone is rushed and rude, he really took the time to patiently help my “can’t-ever-make-a-quick-decision” self figure out what I wanted.
And get this……
He even loaned me his sample books of carpet samples!!
That may not seem like a big deal to you…but when you can’t figure out color combos while in the store, having the actual sample in your house makes a world of difference in getting the color right.
So, thank you, Michael!!!
What a great color choice!
But what’s even better, is that I chose the Tigressa H2O carpet from Carpet One!!!
Waterproof Tigressa H2O??!!
Hey….if they can do it for a cell phone case….why can’t they do it for carpeting, right??
I didn’t realize that waterproof carpeting is what I needed in my life, though. Never even fathomed it.
But after seeing the beating that my family room carpet took (don’t judge)…..
…I knew that waterproof carpet was the right choice.
We’ve got three boys (agers 9, 5, and 3). NEWS ALERT: boys will rip your home to shreds. So why not be prepared? 🙂
The beautiful thing is that the Tigressa H2O is kid-proof, pet-proof, and waterproof! We don’t have any pets, but I’ve had toddlers and preschoolers. They all pee on the floor. So–yeah–I’m sold!
As soon as you flip over regular carpet and the waterproof carpet, you see the difference:
Regular carpet that leaks:
Regular carpet is very porous. You can see all the holes in the back.
Waterproof Tigressa H2O that won’t leak through to your floors
You can see how solid this plastic backing keeps spills from soaking through. No holes or gaps! 🙂
I also really like that Carpet One is able to bind off nearly any size rug! They can do an entire area–I just prefer the look of a little wood floor peaking out from the edges. But if you want your entire room carpeted, Carpet One can handle that, too!
My master bedroom is a big ‘ole square and when I was doing over that room, I needed a large square rug. I couldn’t find that at a regular store without having to lay down two expensive rugs.
Instead, I had Carpet One bound a soft 12 x 12 remnant and it looked and felt awesome! Just a hint of wood floor peeking out, just how I like it.
I wanted something similar for my family room–something larger than that dirty ‘ole green 5×7 that we bought 12 years before, but something that would still show the wood around the perimeter of the room.
Funny how it looks two different colors, but I assure you, they’re both the Mushroom color of the Tigressa H2O!
The Ultimate Demo
So Carpet One had sent me a demo kit to do my own little test to see just how waterproof the Tigressa H2O carpet is.
I had to enroll the help of the smallest members of my family, Kojo (3) and Ohene (5) because after all, this rug is for THEM!
(And for Mommy, so her floors underneath the carpet doesn’t get ruined by spills!).
I pulled them in to help (actually, I bribed them with candy and electronics. HA!).
Have a look at the Tigressa H2O in action, and my little “mini-me” assistants!
I’m really happy with this carpet and I’m looking forward to getting more sizes cut for other places in my house, especially the kids’ room! You don’t even want to see the dark pee spots from the kids having accidents in there…. LOL.
If you’ve got kids or pets, then you might want to consider the waterproof Tigressa H2O, too. You can check out all their color options online and find your local Carpet One dealer, too!
Have you guys ever had kids or pets ruin your carpet or flooring underneath your carpet?? Leave a comment to add to the discussion!
In the meantime, you might want to consider joining my new 30-Day Room Makeover, too!