Pets and new carpet

ugly dog on carpet


Pets and new carpet. There are several things to consider where pets and carpet are concerned. The first is what carpet one should buy, and the other is how to best care for it once carpet installation takes place.

There are, of course, many reason pets prefer new carpet to wood or vinyl, including:
•    Pets find wall-to-wall carpeting best because of the  “comfort” it provides.
•    Carpet is safer for pets as it provides a non-slip surface.
•    Carpet’s sound absorbing qualities makes your home a more peaceful place to live for pets.


When it comes to Pets and New Carpet there are two things most of us are concerned about:  stain resistance and durability.  Both of these are affected by the materials the carpet are made of.  Typically, the two “substances” carpet is made from is nylon or synthetics such as polyester or olefin.  Nylon has a great number of advantages, including but not limited to:

•    Luxurious and soft
•    Naturally flamer-retardant
•    Breaks down quickly in landfills

Pets and new carpet

cat on carpet

However, the synthetics tend to be popular with pet-owners because they are more durable, stain-resistant and actually are less expensive as well.

While we are discussing choosing carpet now might be a good time to share a few tips for choosing carpet in general, and not just for Pets and New Carpet.
These include:

•    Be sure to choose the right padding.
•    Choose the right Carpet Style for you home.
•    Select your carpet provider with care.  While carpet can be purchased at furniture stores, large department stores and even on the Internet, you would be wise to choose a reputable carpeting specialist.
•    Understand Maintenance Requirements.
•    Consider “Going Green.”

Once your carpet installation takes place, you will, of course, need to deal with the occasional pet-caused stain.  There are two types of stains you need to deal with:  Fresh Stains and Set Stains.  Following are a few suggestions for dealing with each.  Be sure, however, to check Manufacturer’s Suggestions regarding care, especially in regard to Warranty considerations.

Pets and new carpet

gota go kitty

Pets and new carpet

bad dog

•    Clean as quickly as possible.
•    Remove waste and blot as much liquid as possible (Best to use paper towels).
•    Rinse area with water and blot again.
•    When area is as dry as possible, sprinkle area with baking soda.
•    After allowing area to sit overnight, vacuum.

•    Again, remove as much as possible, but instead of rinsing with water use a commercial enzymatic cleaner.
•    After allowing the solution to soak per manufacturer’s guidelines, wet-vac to remove moisture.
•    DO NOT use a steam cleaner, as the heat might permanently set the stain.

As you can see, Pets and New Carpet is most apt to be a major decision the next time you decorate, or re-decorate, a room.  When that happens, you will want to contact Chris Brown of BRANDI CARPET at 602-475-0931 or and he and his staff will provide you with all the pertinent information you will need before you purchase your new carpet!



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