WHAT’S THE BEST CARPET FOR PET OWNERS? dog on carpet

Pets are fantastic companions, and we love to have them in our homes. However, they can expose a carpet to wear and tear faster with their actions of clawing the carpet or even merely walking on it. Also, they may accidentally relieve themselves on the carpet. The list is endless.

That is why pet owners are always looking for pet-friendly carpets and ways of keeping their carpets and ensuring their carpets also look good. If you have pets, you might want to consider wall to wall carpeting. This kind of floor covering will make your pets comfortable given that they like to lie around most of the time.

These are some of the things you should think about when buying carpet as a pet owner:

IMPORTANT CARPET FACTORS FOR PETS

CARPET MATERIALS

The materials used to make carpets are the natural fiber, synthetic fibers, and wool. The material of a carpet will determine how best it will serve you and so you should compare them to know which one is best for you. Some people love wool because it is the softest of all the carpets and also the most luxurious. The carpet had natural flame-retardant properties. Wool carpet breaks down very easily in landfills.

However, its stain resistant abilities cannot match that of synthetic fibers. Also, it is more expensive compared to the synthetic fibers. Majority of homeowners like nylon carpets because not only are they durable but they are also affordable and stain resistant. That is why they are the best options for people with kids and pets.

VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemicals found in carpets and various common substances around the home. VOCs have some effects on the people exposed to them, and examples of these effects include eye, nose and throat irritation. They can lead to neurological effects. This is why it is important to get carpets with low levels of VOCs because you would not want to expose yourself, your family and your pets to these effects.

PET-FRIENDLY CARPET

I know this is the part you have been waiting for.  Yes, some carpets specifically designed to make pet owners work easier. These carpets have been specially designed in such a way that they do not allow pets stains to get absorbed into the carpet padding. Therefore, they prevent moisture from reaching the padding and encouraging the growth of bacteria and mold.

Another thing you should consider as a pet owner is carpet tiles. It is very easy to replace a damaged part since each tile is about a square foot. Therefore, all you need to do is remove the affected tiles and put new ones.

When looking for a carpet that will accommodate your pet too, you should choose the colors and patterns that do a good job of hiding pet hair. For example, you can choose colors that are not so bright that will not make pet stains visible.

The job doesn’t end with installing a pet-friendly carpet; you need to clean it properly, regularly and keep it dry to ensure it looks good and does not favor the growth of molds.

To remove pet urine odors on carpet as well as dirt and bacteria from pets, schedule an appointment with City Wide Chem-Dry in Sacramento. Our service is 100% safe for all types of pets and able to remove over 99% of pet urine odor from carpet.