Are you aware that nearly 62% of households in the USA have at least one pet? That being said, our pets can be tough on our floors. That isn’t even the biggest issue though. Their nails can scratch up our beautiful floors if they are not trimmed. Also, pets can shed their hair and are prone to thinking that inside a person’s house is a good place for them to relieve themselves. Keeping a house clean when there are pets in it can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be.
If you are able to get a pet friendly rug or 12, it can be exceedingly simple. Just because a rug is pet friendly, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t just as stylish or durable as other types of area rugs either. Many of them are made from natural fibers such as jute or wool. They will dry quickly and are able to retain their colors. Many times rugs and fluffy pets can be a match that is definitely not made in anyone’s version of a heaven, but for those rug lovers who also have pets, there are still options. Here is a quick look at the best types of rugs to get for those households that simply cannot be without a pet.
While you might think that rugs made from a synthetic material would be better for pets, this is simply not the case. In all actuality, wool is one of the best materials that you can choose for this. Aside from being incredibly durable, it is also quite a bit easier to clean than some of the other materials. It is naturally resistant to stains and will keep the dirt close to the surface as opposed to allowing it to be ground into the fibers. Wool is easily vacuumed and more affordable than you might think.
Make it Colorful
Another thing to think about when it comes to rugs in households that have pets is the color. While you might be of the opinion that dark colors will be best, they can actually draw more attention to the covering of pet hair that will inevitably be on top of them. On the other hand, while light colors might make the stains stand out, they will be better for hiding fur. The ideal one here would be one that has a few different colors and a pattern that is bright. A pattern will draw the eye away from any dirt, pet stains and hair. That doesn’t mean that you won’t have to clean it though. Anytime you have a pet, you will typically need to clean more than when there are no pets.
If pets…and their hair, is a permanent accessory in your home, stop by Natural Area Rugs to check out the selection of pet friendly rugs today.