How To Choose A Pet Friendly Rug If You Have Cats

How To Choose A Pet Friendly Rug If You Have Cats

Are you searching for a Pet Friendly Rug for your home that can withstand your pets? Our experts suggest that you read the do's and don’ts to purchasing a Pet Friendly Rug that will look great and last.

Things To Think About When Shopping For A Pet Friendly Rug

Pattern Scale 

The BIGGER the pattern scale, generally the simpler it will be to see a stain, snag or pet hair. Always remember, smaller-scale patterns hide imperfections better than large-scale patterns.

Wool Pet-Friendly Rugs

Wool is a Pet Friendly Rug material because it is durable and the natural fibers make it easier to clean, as well as anti-bacterial. Nonetheless, wool rugs are more expensive so if it is ruined beyond repair this can be disappointing.

Outdoor Pet-Friendly Rugs

Today you can find a variety of incredible patterns of outdoor pet-friendly rugs that you can use indoors as well. These are generally very thick, flat, durable rugs that can usually withstand pet play and are quite easy to clean. The quality of these rugs varies tremendously, so you need to look at them individually and pay attention to what materials they are created from.

Choosing Color On Your Pet-Friendly Rug

If you have a white cat, a black area rug clearly is not a great option for you. Patterns and mixed colors are usually better at hiding pet hair than a solid color which contrasts your pet’s hair. Furthermore, make sure to pick the appropriate color so as to make sure your pet's hair will not contrast with the color, even if the area rug is appropriately patterned.

Cowhide Pet-Friendly Rugs

Cowhides are incredibly durable, sturdy and long-lasting. In addition, they are easy to clean up, and pet hair can be brushed off easily as well. They also come in an assortment of patterns from natural and traditional to bright hues or shimmer and glitter. Cowhides are surprisingly pet-friendly and work well with a handful of different styles.

Keep in mind, that depending on the species and breed of your pet, it is impossible that cowhides may encourage your pet to "mark it's territory."


There are several options to consider when shopping for a pet-friendly rug, so that's why we've eliminated the guess work and created a website full of area rugs that are designed to withstand use, and accidents, from your pets! Click here to shop!

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