Are you a pet-parent who is looking for a pet-friendly rug for their house but cannot decide what to pick? We hear you and have you covered. Over the years, we have been helping our customers find the best pet friendly rugs for their homes. Since it’s a question we often get asked, we decided to share a few tips to help you select the best pets friendly rugs for your home.
Choosing the right rug type for pets
Before you decide on the type of rug you want, give a little thought to your pet’s personality. How active your pet is in the house and his/her habits will help you better choose the material and durability of the pet friendly rugs that you are buying. With a pet, it is advised to go for a sturdy rug, which is relatively easy to maintain. In terms of the rug pile, it is important to choose low cut pile as that way you can prevent pet hair or dander from accumulating in between the pile. Also, it is important to go for cut piles rather than loop piles as the cut pile won’t entangle in your pet’s paws and prevent the rug from getting damaged. In terms of durability, hand-knotted rugs are the best followed by flatweaves. With the right rug pad in place, you can rest assured that your rug will stay where you intended it to stay even if your pet is running around on it.
What materials suit the best for pet friendly rugs?
With pets, it is always preferable to go for natural rug materials like cotton, sisal, jute, and even wool as pet friendly rugs material. While sisal and jute are easy to clean and they can trap dirt effectively. But it is the wool rugs that we really advise as the durability of a wool rug is the highest and its stain repellent properties can come in handy with your furry baby. You might think that going for fine silk rugs with a pet in the house is a bad idea, but if your pet has a docile personality a wool and silk rug can also work for you.
How to maintain area rugs with pets around?
Maintaining hand-knotted rugs is the easiest of all. You can clean rugs using a vacuum cleaner twice a week and you can get them professionally cleaned once a year. In case your pet stains them, blot the stain with a dry cloth or tissue instead of rubbing. Using baby wipes to clean the stained area can also help. It is advised to go for professional cleaning to get the stains out without damaging the carpet. Jaipur Rugs also provides complete professional cleaning services for rugs.
Whatever you do, do not feel that a rug is not for you if you have a pet at home. There are a range of pet-friendly rug options available for pet owners and a chat with our team of experts can help you pick the right one