While pets quickly become an important part of the family, they do not always mesh well with carpeting. From their claws scratching up the material to pet hair sticking to the carpet and the lingering smell, not all carpets are great for pets. However, for pet owners who want to have carpet installed, it is a good idea to know what sort of carpets work best with pets and which ones are just going to absorb the pet dander and never release the smell of the pets once it has been locked in.
First, it is necessary to look at the materials and find out which is going to hold up the best with a pet. If a pet owner has a cat and the cat has been declawed, the material doesn’t matter too much. Wool is typically the highest quality and the most expensive, but a cat with claws or a dog with nails can pull out fibers and cause all sorts of other problems. Instead, for pet owners who still have nails and claws, going with something made from a nylon fiber is desirable. This is because it is both durable and stain resistant. These two variables are extremely important when owning a pet. On top of it all, nylon fiber is less expensive than wool.
For the cheapest option, there is olefin and polyester mix. This is probably the cheapest option, and while it is stain resistant, it is not as durable. It really just depends on how long someone wants the carpet to last and how much money they want to spend on it.
Volatile Organic Compounds
VOC for short, this is a material found in most carpets. It is a chemical that can cause irritation in the throat, eyes and nose. Typically, these chemicals start to break down and come free of a carpet as it ages. Due to this, a newer carpet has a reduced level of VOC. However, for pet owners looking to avoid this all together, the best way to go is with a carpet labeled with the Carpet and Rug Institute Green Label. This means there is the lowest possible level of VOC. These kinds of carpets do not require as much water and electricity to produce, so it is better for the environment.
Outside of the material and the chemicals found inside of a carpet, just about anything else works fine with pets. Always have those carpets cleaned on a regular basis especially with pets