Pet owners often debate whether they must choose between a house designed for their comfort and taste and a home that can sustain the responsibilities of having pets. Interior decorating often requires a bit of thought to balance style and function, and flooring is a key part of that. However, there’s no need to sacrifice one for the other. With the following tips and thorough regular carpet cleaning, even the messiest pets can live in perfect harmony with your carpets.
To Carpet Or Not To Carpet?
In rooms with high traffic, including kitchens and bathrooms, it is an easy decision to leave floors uncarpeted. But in rooms that require a bit more interior comfort, carpets and rugs complete a lot of the decor and functional requirements. Furthermore, your pets stand to benefit from carpeting as well.
When bringing new pups into the house, they slip and trip up on hard-wood floors and tiles as they learn to find their balance. Carpets not only help with this, but they won’t be subject to scuffs and scratches from claw marks the way hardwood, vinyl or tile floors are.
In addition, carpeting absorbs sound, making it an excellent choice for rooms or apartments located on higher floors. Your dog will love having a comfortable and warm area to rest, and you have the freedom to choose the colour and design that best matches the look and feel of the interior design.
But pets also come with unpredictable mess at times. And that’s where carpets become soiled and even damaged, whether it’s pet hair, mud tracked from outdoors or accidental toilet breaks.
There are a few ways to make up for that.
Stain-resistant carpets are the best option. Although they tend to be expensive, they have a long lifespan because of a protective layer applied to the fibres. Stain-resistant carpets can handle spills, stains, vacuuming and steam cleaning without losing their quality, making them a perfect option for pet-proof flooring.
However, whether or not your carpets are stain-resistant, the following practices will restore the balance between pet care and stylish home decor.
Carpet Maintenance Tips For Pet Owners
- Vacuum carpets regularly.
- Ensure you dry up all spills immediately.
- Areas where toilet accidents occur should be treated.
- De-flea pets regularly and ensure they stay outside on treatment days.
- Comb out pet hair, especially after winter.
- Dry off dog paws before they enter the house.
- Ensure cats have adequate scratch posts to avoid carpet damage.
- Keep cat litter maintained to stop them from spoiling anywhere else.
- Begin toilet training early to deter accidents.
- Have carpets professionally cleaned regularly to ensure their longevity.
Restore The Balance
A carpet is cleaned by Chem-Dry Central North cleaning service every four seconds.
We clean more than 330 million square meters of carpet annually. So when it comes to restoring the balance between having pets and carpets, we can ensure you get the best of both worlds.
Our steam cleaning services use up to 80% less water than conventional methods, meaning you won’t be displaced out of your home for days after your carpet cleaning.
Whether you are a new pet owner looking for a maintenance package or a long-term pet owner with carpets looking worse for wear, we have a chemical dry cleaning service that is fast, efficient, environmentally responsible and pet friendly. Get in touch today.