Chic Rugs That Make Having Pets So Much Easier
If you have an adorable kitty or pup, chances are you have a rug that, at some point, has been destroyed by your fluffy friend. After learning my lesson with far too many ruined rugs to itemize, I took a deep dive into the world of pet-friendly rugs. Now, I'm ready to share all my best tips and tricks for all my fellow pet people.
Using carpet tile is a great way to hope for the best but plan for the worst. The beauty of carpet tile is that should you need to replace a tile or two, no problem! Depending on the size of your "rug," you might want to order a bit more than you'll need and keep your extra carpet tiles in reserve…like a fine bottle of wine.
Our Product Pick: FLOR offers an amazing selection of colors and textures in carpet tile.
Since outdoor rugs are made to withstand sun, rain, heat and wind, they tend to be a great match for most pets. Because of the materials used in these rugs, they are scrubbable and bleachable, so you can wash out almost any stain. Score!
Our Product Pick: Dash & Albert has a gorgeous collection of these indoor/outdoor rugs.
Pile on the Pattern
Rugs with busy or intricate patterns can hide a multitude of sins and are a great choice for both dog and cat owners. Vintage rugs are a great choice, and layering them can help create a chic boho vibe.
Our Product Pick: Going for a colorful, modern, geometric pattern like this rug from Overstock is a great choice.
Finding the perfect rug is only the first step. Even if your pet is a perfectly behaved prince or princess, you will still need a good vacuum cleaner to maintain your pet-friendly rug.
Stay away from sisal, jute or other natural-fiber rugs. Cats will
Make sure you have spot cleaners on hand before any accidents happen. Nature’s Miracle is a great choice for any pet stains or odors.