Choosing the Right Carpet for Your Pets

July 26, 2018

So, you want to carpet your home, but you have pets. Two characteristics you probably want in carpet are stain resistance and durability—and rightly so. From pet accidents to four-legged wear and tear around your house, your flooring is bound to need replacing soon. The good news is that finding the perfect pet-friendly carpet for your home is a simpler task than you may think. If you are looking to go through with a new carpet installation in El Paso, TX and have pets in the home, read on!

Here’s what you need to know and consider about pet-friendly carpets.

Got pets? Carpet is a good choice

Carpet is one of the best options for your floor covering if you have pets. Get carpet instead of an area rug to ensure the ground is comfortable for pets. This is especially important since pets spend a lot of time lying on the floors of your home. Another benefit of carpet is that it offers a non-slip surface, unlike hardwood, tile and stone. Carpet allows paws to grip to the floor instead of slipping around on hard flooring surfaces, making it a safer flooring option.

What’s more is that carpet absorbs sound. It will minimize the sounds your pet makes when walking, running and playing throughout the house.

Allergies, pets and carpeting

A common issue with most regular carpets is that they may contribute to allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems. Things are worse when pet dander, pet hair and excessive amounts of dust collect in carpet fibers. However, install the right kind of wall-to-wall pet-friendly carpeting and the fibers can actually trap allergens until it’s time to vacuum. Homes with pets need to be vacuumed regularly, no matter the flooring material.

Carpet materials

Most carpeting is made from wool, natural fibers or synthetic fibers like olefin, nylon and polyester. If you have pets, consider nylon carpeting. Nylon is affordable, durable and stain-resistant, making it an excellent choice for households with pets.

Avoid volatile organic compounds

Carpets may contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chemicals that can cause eye, nose and throat irritation in people and pets. New carpets are more likely to contain lower levels of VOCs, and less water and energy often goes into manufacturing newer carpets. In addition to this, many are made from recycled materials.

Carpets designed for pets

Some manufacturers make carpets just for pets. These carpets are designed to prevent pet accidents from staining carpeting and soaking through to the padding. If moisture reaches the padding, bacteria and mold can form. Another thing to consider when choosing a new carpet is that certain colors and/or patterns can hide pet hair pretty effectively between vacuuming sessions.

The carpet professionals at Steam Wizard know that carpets in homes with pets get a lot of wear. Fibers can wear down, pads can become compressed and pet stains can accumulate to an unsightly extent. Call us today to learn about options for your new carpet installation in El Paso, TX!

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