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 dos 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 On Your Pet Friendly Rug

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.

Usually, these area rugs can encourage your cat to dig and scratch. Worse case scenario is they could interpret the long pile as a place to dig and go to the toilet. These also trap pet hair and dirt and require a ton of maintenance and are difficult to clean. If you buy a cheap shag rug for example, it will likely shed hair of its own so now you have rug and cat hair to clean up. While these rugs may camouflage the cat hair, they can be incredibly dirty and awful for allergies. Our experts generally don't recommend these for your pets.

Wool Pet Friendly Rugs

Wool is a Pet Friendly Rug material because it is durable and the natural fibers make it easier to clean and 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 inside. These are generally very thick, flat, durable rugs that can usually withstand pet play and are quite simple to clean. The quality of these rugs varies tremendously, so you need to look at each individually and pay attention to the materials they are created from.

Choosing Color 

If you have a white cat, a black area rug clearly is not a great option for you (and vis -versa). Additionally, area rugs with patterns and mixed colors are usually better at hiding pet hair than a solid color which contrasts your pet’s hair.

Cowhide Rugs

Cowhides are incredibly durable, sturdy and long-lasting. They are easier to clean when it comes to spills and accidents. Additionally, it is rather easy to brush pet hair off of these types of rugs as well. Cowhides also come in an assortment of patterns from natural and traditional to bright hues or shimmer and glitter. Cowhides surprisingly work well as pet-friendly rugs, however it is important to consider the possibility that your pet may want to "mark it's territory" on these types of rugs.



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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