Anyone that has pets, knows how hard they can be on the flooring in your home. Choosing the right carpet for your home is a big decision when you have pets. Your main priorities will probably be stain resistance and durability. Carpet Care 2000 is here to share some tips for pet owner’s that are looking for the perfect carpet for their home.
Why is Carpet a Pet Friendly Flooring Choice?
While many people might think that carpet isn’t the best choice for pet owners, they couldn’t be more wrong. It’s a common misconception that pet dander and allergens are worsened when you have carpet in your home, but in reality, studies have proven that pet dander as well as other allergens are actually trapped in carpet until they are vacuumed up later. Carpet is also very comfortable for those furry creatures who lie all over your floor.
Choose Best Type of Carpet Fiber Material for Pets
Choosing carpet made with natural fibers like wool, is an expensive choice that isn’t as durable as synthetic materials. The best synthetic material as far as stain resistance and durability are concerned is nylon. Nylon is going to give you the best bang for your buck as far as durability and affordability wrapped into one. Polyester and olefin might be cheaper, but they won’t last as long or provide the same stain resistance as nylon.
Look for Low VOC Carpet
Anyone that has newer carpet in their home, likely has lower VOCs than old carpet. These are chemicals that can eye, nose and throat irritation. When you are in the process of choosing new carpet, look for one that carries the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label which will be certified to be low VOC. Some carpets are made up of recycled material and that will help with the VOC level as well.
Petproof Carpet Designed for Pets
There are some carpets that have been designed specifically with pets in mind. Often the pads will be designed to keep moisture from soaking into the pad and easier to clean up. You don’t want pee to soak into the pad not only because of smell but bacteria and mold growth as well. If you have a pet that isn’t trained well, you may want to consider carpet tiles so that you can easily repair any portion of the carpet that is damaged very easily. Another option is carpet that is a darker color or has pattern in it to help hide any messes that may be left behind from pets.
Carpet Installation, Repair Cleaning & More in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
If you have carpet that has sustained damage from your pets, the experts at Carpet Care 2000 can help. We can remove even the toughest stains as well as repair any damage that your pet has caused from chewing and digging on your carpet fibers. Let us help you make your carpet beautiful again before you decide to rip out your existing carpet. You will find that repair and deep cleaning is much more cost effective than replacement but when the time comes, we offer that too. Call us today!