No matter how you shake it, some things just don’t mix. Like kids and fancy rugs. Pets and fancy rugs. Wine and fancy rugs. Let’s face it, you just cannot have a kid and simultaneously invest in uber-expensive, delicate rugs. As much as I hate to admit it, they will get ruined.

Unfortunately, after making a few luxe rug buys myself, I’ve lived to tell the tale that if you have a toddler and/or a cat with claws, it’s much smarter to buy your rugs with durability in mind…even beyond the playroom.

Luckily, there are a a good number of retailers and designers that make virtually indestructible rugs that don’t skimp on great design. Check out my favorite picks in the slideshow.

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