While we can’t control the natural behaviour of our four-legged friends, we can choose carpets that will reduce the problems. They will always scratch, shed fur and have accidents, and although there’s no doubt that pets love curling up on carpets, you should avoid a deep pile or loop pile design as claws can easily get stuck in the loops. Cut pile carpets like saxony
and twist carpets
are the best carpet for cats and dogs.
Natural wool carpets
will show up more stains, so polypropylene carpet
is the best for pets and high traffic areas of your home, with built-in resistance to dirt, dust, and spills.
Dark colours or patterns are great for hiding a multitude of sins, so you could even match the colour to your pet and camouflage stray hairs and shedding.
You will need to vacuum regularly to prevent hairs and dirt being ground into fibres, and clean up spills immediately to avoid staining. For best results and a long life, choose a stain resistant design.
With all that in mind, why not explore our range of carpets, vinyl and laminate flooring for some inspiration, or discover the differences between vinyl and lino
? If you’re still in two minds about which pet friendly flooring to choose between, drop into your local Tapi store to chat to one of our flooring experts for more advice.