We love our cats and dogs, but they don’t always feel the same way about our floors. Whether it’s tearing up our carpets or scratching our newly laid wooden floors; pets can be a destructive and expensive member of the family. So here at The Rug Seller we’ve put together this piece to offer some guidance to help you understand why our cats and dogs damage our floors, how you can stop them doing it, the most pet friendly rugs to buy and how to best clean up after accidents.
The reasons dogs and cats attack our flooring varies a lot. Dogs attack carpets for reasons such as excess energy, anxiety and fear, physical illness and due to other stress related illnesses. Cats on the other hand are more likely to attack your home due to more ‘practical’ reasons. These can include marking territory stretching their bodies and flexing their claws as well as other causes.
Telling you why your pets take their feelings out on your floors without giving you some tips to stop them doing it wouldn’t be much use. So this infographic provides some easy to implement ideas to protect your flooring. One of the simple ways you can prevent cats and dogs scratching your carpets and floors is through a rug. Yet before you buy a rug you should consider what makes up a pet friendly rug. To do this means considering what fabric rug you need, what colour and pattern of rug you need and, as ever, what looks good in your home.
One thing all pet owners will face is the time their pet makes an unwanted stain on the carpet. While we’re sure you’ve all come up with good ways of coping, we thought it relevant to see if we could give you a few pointers as to how best clean up after little 'accidents'.