If you share your home with pets, it’s helpful to choose a carpet that will stand up to the daily rigours of muddy paws and sharp claws. Here are a few considerations to help you arrive at the right choice:
Pets bring dirt into the home on their paws, which can work its way into your carpets. So for easy cleaning and maintenance, go for a low-pile option like a Twist.
Polypropylene carpets are stain-resistant and bleach-cleanable, making them a great choice for any home with pets.
Avoid a looped style carpet like a Berber if you have pets living in your home, as their claws can pull or snag the pile.
Pets often shed their hair and this will inevitably land on your carpet. So picking a colour that disguises the pet hair is a clever way to minimise the problem.
Five steps to a well-maintained carpet Once you have picked the right type of carpet to best accommodate your pet, there are some simple ways to prolong your carpet’s lifespan. Here are a few of our top tips:
Groom your pet regularly to get rid of surplus hair, which can become engrained into your carpet.
Clean your pet’s paws after a walk so they don’t trample dirt throughout your home.
Clip your pet’s claws regularly to avoid them snagging your carpet.
Use runners or matting at the entrance to your home to pick up any surplus dirt.
And of course, vacuum your new carpet regularly to keep it looking its very best.