Our homes are the places that we modify and decorate to increase our comfort, inspire ourselves, and recharge. Bond Products’ motto is, “Every hard floor needs a nice area rug.” We appreciate comfort and beauty. Rugs come in a variety of options, though, so it’s good to choose the right one for your needs. Homes with pets may need different things from their carpets and rugs. What are the best rug materials for pets?
Pets are great. They add so much to their owners’ lives. They also can make fairly large messes. If you have pets, you will want your rugs and carpets to be able to withstand additional traffic and dirt. Here are three fiber options that you should consider.
Best Rug Materials for Pets
Nylon – As a synthetic fiber, nylon is specifically made to withstand both dirt and pressure. It’s a great choice for areas of heavy traffic in the home. It’s easier to maintain than other types of carpet, as well as mildew resistant, stain resistant, and non-allergenic.
Nylon was designed to imitate wool but with improved durability. The color is manufactured into the fibers themselves. It lasts over time, maintaining its texture, color, and appearance for up to 15 years. If you want an indoor carpet fiber that will survive most of what pets can do to a rug, nylon is a great choice.
Wool – As a natural animal fiber that’s been used for thousands of years, wool has many advantages. Wool is renewal, biodegradable, and durable if it is properly cared for. It’s not as tough as nylon for high-traffic settings, but it stands up to the pressure of being walked and laid upon extremely well.
A soft fabric, wool feels good to the touch. It can be dyed nearly any color on the spectrum, and it combines well with other fibers. Wool is somewhat stain resistant, but it cannot be chemically treated like nylon can, so if an accident or spill occurs, it should be cleaned right away.
Wool is also useful for keeping the home quiet, pest and dust free, and for reducing asthma and allergy attacks. It’s even better than synthetic carpets for asthma and allergy sufferers because it both traps and naturally repels tiny insects.
Olefin – Also known as polypropylene, olefin has often been used as an outdoor carpet material. This is also a synthetic material made from plastic. It’s popular because it is inexpensive, simple to clean, and durable.
In terms of durability, olefin is tops. It resists stains, dirt, pilling, and water. It repels moisture, so it’s good for areas that are prone to molds and mildew. It’s not as soft as wool or nylon, but it can handle all of the traffic you throw at it. Because olefin carpet is often made from loop fabric, it may snag more than nylon, though, on pets’ claws.
What’s the Best Carpet for Homes with Pets?
The best carpet is one that will best fulfill your family’s requirements, whether that’s comfort, aesthetics, durability, and/or stain resistance. Nylon, wool, and olefin each offer advantages to pet owners. Pets make messes, but with the right carpet or rug, that’s not a tragedy. If you are looking for materials to bind your rugs, fringe them, or make them slip resistant, call us at 1-888-800-BOND. We are here to help you with your carpet and area rug needs.