Are you purchasing new carpets in a home with pets? It’s important to choose the right carpeting for your home, since some carpet types can be easily damaged in a home with pets. Replacing carpet is a major investment and there are many factors to consider before choosing new carpet for your home.
- Carpet Pile: Cut vs. Looped The best carpet choice for pet owners will have cut piles. Looped piles easily snag on your cat or dog’s nails causing them to fray and tear. Looped piles can also be an irresistible chew toy for your new puppy. Always choose cut piles.
- Carpet Fiber: The two primary choices of carpet fiber are nylon and polyester. This choice can be a little trickier. Polyester fiber is typically more stain resistant, but nylon is sometimes also a good option due to advancements in stain protection treatments. Before making the final decision you may want to ask the manufacturer specific questions related to stain resistance. But when in doubt, polyester is the safest choice.
- Colors and Patterns: As a general rule, white carpeting is a bad choice for pet owners. From muddy paws to occasional stains, you will be fighting a constant battle. It may be in your best interest to choose a carpet with colors or patterns that can mask small messes that accumulate between professional cleanings.
- Carpet Tiles: Carpet tiles are gaining in popularity and make replacing small sections of a carpet a breeze. They are an excellent solution if you own a puppy with a habit of chewing everything in sight. It is wise to buy extra tiles when the carpet is installed so you can easily replace any section that becomes damaged or stained.
By keeping these factors in mind, you should be able to make the right choice for your family with your fur family in mind as well. It also helps to have a reliable carpet cleaning company out for those unexpected accidents!