The furry friends we share our lives with bring us companionship, joy and friendship. However, it’s no secret that our pets can be hard on our carpet. If you have pets and are getting ready to have new carpet installed in your home, it is important that you choose the right carpet to hold up to the abuse that pest can bring to carpet. The experts at Carpet Care 2000 are here to share some tips to ensure you choose the right carpet for your home and pets.
Low or High, Cut or Loop Carpet Pile
When choosing the right carpet for your home, you will need to think about the pile you want. If you have pets, you may want to choose a cut pile rather than looped pile. The nails on your pets will constantly be snagging on the loops and you will start to see the damage. When you have cut pile, you don’t have to worry about this. If you have a new puppy, they often like to chew on carpet with looped pile as well. With pets in the house, you will be better off with a carpet that has cut pile.
Natural or Synthetic Carpet Fibers
Most people choose between two different types of carpet fibers, nylon and polyester. Both of these carpet fibers have their pros and cons. Polyester tends to be a bit more durable than nylon, but you can’t beat the stain protection treatments that you can choose when you choose nylon. Before you make the choice for your home, make sure you discuss the stain protection options before installation. If you are doubting the durability of nylon, you can choose polyester and know that you are choosing a durable option.
Carpet Color & Patterns
One of the benefits of carpet is the unlimited color and pattern options that are available. You can literally choose any color or design that compliments the overall style of your home. When you have pets, you need to think about muddy paws and other occasional stains that come with pets. You may want to think about a carpet that has a louder pattern or darker color to help mask these inevitabilities.
Pet Friendly Carpet Tiles?
Carpet tiles are an option that allow you to replace small sections at a time when the need arises. They can be a great temporary solution for when you have a puppy you are trying to train. If you choose this option, make sure you buy multiple extra tiles in case you need to replace any.
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No matter what carpet you choose for your home, it is important that you have your carpets professionally cleaned at least twice a year to properly maintain them. When you rely on Carpet Care 2000 to keep your carpet clean, it will extend the life of your carpet and keep them looking great. Call us today!