We all love our pets, no argument there. But— We don’t love the messes that they can make in our homes. There’s a lot of misconception about our furry friends and carpet and we wanted to bring to light some of the truths about how carpet tiles can eliminate much of the worry of owning pets and having carpet in your home.
How to Choose The Most Pet Friendly Carpet
- Choose carpet that has a lower pile (yarn) height
- Consider cut pile carpet over loop pile carpet
- Check the carpet’s specifications that it is clear of any chemical treatments that may be harmful to your pet
- Consider using carpet tiles over wall-to-wall carpeting where your pets spend the most time
Cut pile carpet and carpet with lower pile heights prevent the likelihood of pet nails getting caught in the face fibers of the carpet which helps protect both your carpet and your pet.
Dirt, Spills, And Stains
When dirt gets tracked into your home or when the inevitable spills occur, the most important thing to do is to clean up the mess immediately.
Being proactive about getting the unwanted mess up as quickly as possible will prevent the dirt or liquid from getting into the lower levels of the carpet fibers—This is true of both broadloom carpet as well as carpet tiles.
Pets have a tendency to lay in the same spots on your carpet floor, making these areas more prone to flattening out and dirt build up. With carpet tiles, you can easily refresh these areas with regular cleaning of even just individual tiles, or replacements (a big advantage for carpet tiles over rolled / wall to wall carpet).
When choosing a Pet Friendly Carpet Tile for your home, pay attention to the materials and treatment that is used on the yarn.
Polypropylene yarn is an excellent option for pet owners due to its oil based naturally stain resistant makeup.
Whether you have carpet or hard surface flooring in your home, it is important to regularly clean your floors to prevent buildup of pet hair and dander (even though dander is tough to see, make no mistake—It's there). Pet hair and dander can get trapped in soft surfaces including carpet, rugs, and furniture. Frequent vacuuming can make sure that the hair and dander do not get trapped too deep into the carpet.
However, while the thought of trapped pet hair and dander may seem like a terrible option, it is actually better for air quality due to the fact that “carpet traps particles, removing them for the breathing zone and reducing their circulation in the air” (Carpet & Rug Institute).
According to the CRI, studies show that properly cleaned carpet can actually reduce symptoms of asthma and allergies— Making carpet flooring the best floor covering option for those working to manage the effects.
However, it is still very important to vacuum your carpet or carpet tiles regularly to rid your carpet of the pet hair and dander to keep the best quality of air.
Not only do our pets prefer to spend their lounge time on soft surfaces, it also provides comfort for when they are most active to prevent injury from hard falls and slips. When choosing to use Pet Friendly carpet tiles for your home, make sure to use a carpet tile with a reliable adhesive that provides a strong no-slip grip to the floor.
Pet Friendly Carpet Tiles are a great way to add comfort and safety to areas you may not want to be fully covered in a soft floor covering. To find the best Pet Friendly Carpet Tiles, check out our full collection of Peel-And-Stick carpet tiles and try them out for your home today!
If you would like more information on which Pet Friendly Carpet Tile best fits the needs of your home and your furry friend(s), be sure to give our team at EZ Carpet a call today!