Tips on Maintaining Your Carpets While Having Pets
Pets love spending their time lying around on the floor, which makes wall-to-wall carpet the most comfortable option for them. It’s nonslip, doesn’t accumulate scratches and absorbs sound for a more peaceful home. Accidents are inevitable and can be a reason for you to avoid carpeting your home but there are ways to make it work. Read on to find out how.
What to look for in a carpet for pets?
Stain resistance and durability are your two main factors when looking for a pet friendly carpet. There are so many unavoidable instances you will face with your four-legged friends that can really take a toll on your carpet, which will decrease its durability.
Balancing style with practicality for your furry friends is a possibility. Carpets with medium tones and a few colours woven in together are a great option to help hide any staining. You can opt for cream or beige but nothing too dark, otherwise when your pet sheds, it will create another problem of visible pet hair. For dark furred pets, do the opposite.
How Often to Get Carpets Professionally Cleaned?
Dogs track in dirt, other creatures shed and occasional accidents do occur so your carpet will need more regular attention. Vacuuming should be done at least twice a week especially in high-traffic areas and near pet beds. A professional clean of the entire carpet can be done twice a year.
Vacuuming helps expand the life of your carpet as it helps to avoid a build up of grime. New carpets may come with a warranty that require a professional clean once a year. This does depend on the warranty so make sure to check with your provider. For an extra tip, aim to wipe pet paws after they have been outside for less dirt around the home. You will be amazed at the difference!
Keeping Carpets in Bedrooms Only Or Pet-Free Zones?
For more information on which carpet to choose when you have pets, come see us at your nearest Tile Wizards store.
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- Sunshine Coast QLD (Tile Wizards in Bokarina)
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- Adelaide SA (Tile Wizards in Lonsdale, Para Hills West, and Richmond)
- Brisbane QLD (Tile Wizards in Brendale, Capalaba, Springwood, and Toowoomba)
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