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The Best Carpets for Pets [Infographic]

Everyone who owns a pet knows how easily they make their way into your heart. You treat them as one of the family, so its more than likely you allow them to lounge around your home.

Unfortunately, their dirty paws and sharp nails will cause wear and damage to your carpets – but not to worry!

There is a selection of carpets to choose from that will be resistant to this kind of wear, allowing your carpets to last longer and your pets to roam freely!

Carpets are difficult enough to clean without a pet rolling all over them, but some carpets are more suited than others to deal with this kind of wear.

Here we’ve compiled a list of the best carpets for pet owners and tips on how to hide pet wear better. 

what's the best carpet for pets? Infographic created by John Frederick Ltd.

Wool carpet

Wool is naturally a very resistant material, durable to heavy wear and dirty paws.

It’s difficult to stain but it’s got a high water absorption rate than other carpets, so it may retain odours more easily.

Wool carpet is also extremely expensive compared to other carpets, so if you change your carpets often due to pet wear, a wool carpet may not be a worthwhile investment. 

Nylon carpet

Nylon is a specially-designed carpet, made to resist against wear and tear over the years.

It’s one of the most common choices for carpeting in most homes due to its durable nature.

The carpets stain-resistant qualities make it difficult for odours to stick and claws to break the carpet fibres, which makes it one of the best pet-friendly carpets on the market!

Smartstrand carpets

If you’re looking for a more eco-friendly carpet to fit in your home, this may be exactly what you’re looking for.

This carpet is made from recycled plastics via a very green manufacturing process.

This process emits 56% fewer greenhouse gases than other carpet manufacturing processes, whilst not using chemical treatments that can damage the surrounding environment. This carpet is a perfect choice for those with a lot of pets who roam around the house freely. 

Patterned or dark carpet

White carpets are renowned for showing stains and dirt easily, so if you’re concerned about how much dirt your pets will bring in from the outside, opt for a darker shade or patterned style carpet to hide the dirt that builds up during the week.

The carpet you choose can have a big effect on how clean the carpet appears, a genius solution includes choosing a carpet that matches your pet’s hair colour!

Regular care and maintenance

Unfortunately, there are no stopping pets from moulting, especially during the summer months.

Other times, they may have accidents on your carpet that will stain if left over a long period of time.

The only way to prevent permanent damage to your carpet is to regularly clean it and hoover excess hair on the surface.

A professional carpet cleaning surface will be able to lift up dirt, hair and stains, leaving your carpet looking fresh. 

Here at John Frederick, we pride ourselves in providing high-quality carpets and fitting them with first-rate customer service.

We’ve been in business for over 90 years, giving you the peace of mind you’ll get perfectly fitted carpets every time. For more information on our products and services, please get in touch with a member of our team today. 

John Frederick is based in Hendon, but provides cleaning services throughout the Greater London area, including Harpenden, Radlett & Hampstead.

John Frederick’s are expert carpet, upholstery, curtain & blind cleaners. They also supply a wide range of curtains & blinds and carpet & flooring options to customers throughout London.

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