Carpet Features That Pet Owners Should Consider
Do you want carpet in your home but are worried it may not be a wise choice because you have pets? If so, you don't have to skip carpeting but you do have to be more mindful of the details when choosing a new carpet. The following are some key features to look for in a carpet if you want to make sure it can withstand your pets.
#1: It's All About Fiber
Carpets generally come in one of three fiber choices – wool, polyester, or nylon. It's generally best to avoid wool with pets because it can absorb stains. Polyester and nylon fibers
#2: Know the Pile Types
Thickness of the carpet doesn't necessarily matter with pets. The real concern is the type of pile. Carpet comes in either cut or looped pile. Looped
#3: Survey the Back Options
The main concern with any pet stain is that once it soaks into the carpet pad it is almost impossible to remove. This is why you want a carpet that is designed to keep liquid spills out of the pad. Choose a carpet with a gel or otherwise waterproof backing. While not foolproof, they will prevent most pet stains from soaking through to the padding.
#4: Learn the Design Choices
The actual design of the carpet is another way to make it more pet friendly. For example, if you are still worried about stains and damage, consider using carpet tiles instead of a regular carpet. You can remove and replace these tiles as necessary without having to replace the entire carpet. The color and pattern is another design option that matters with pets. Avoid overly light carpets, since they show stains, and overly dark carpets, since fur shows easily on these. Instead, opt for patterns of