Having pets in the home mean that you need to find the right flooring that is perfect for you and your pets. Pets are part of the family, and they need a carpet that will help reduce odors and resist stains just in case your pet has an accident. Here are just a few things that your flooring will need to be able to withstand when you have pets: pet nails scratching or snagging the floor, pet urine, dirt being tracked in from outside, spills from water or food bowls, and other little accidents.
Stainmaster Pet Protect resists pet stains, reduces pet odors, and releases pet hair from the carpet! Stainmaster Pet Protect is one of the best carpets for dogs and cats in the market. Don't worry about stains because even if you can't get to the accident right away, the Stainmaster Pet Protect will keep the pet accident from ruining or staining your carpet. You can easily get out any spots with some hydrogen peroxide-based cleaners.
The Life Happens collection from Shaw features the LifeGuard backing. LifeGuard is a patented thermoplastic backing system, which keeps liquids from seeping through the carpet backing. It is totally water resistant, which is great for any home with pets because those little accidents or water bowl spills won't ruin your sub-floor thanks to LifeGuard. LifeGuard also makes for an easier cleanup because the water does not soak through the carpet into the pad or sub-floor below. Also, the carpets from the Life Happens collection are treated with Shaw's patented R2X Stain and Soil Resistance protection treatment.
Magic Fresh is an odor reducing carpet treatment that will keep your carpet and home smelling clean and fresh. Magic Fresh is completely safe and natural, and it lasts the life of your floor. This carpet treatment is self-renewing, which means that it will continuously work to rid your home of common household smells. The Magic Fresh treatment breaks down odors from pets, cooking, and even smoking.
This carpet treatment works almost in the same way that an open box of baking soda absorbs odors in your refrigerator. When the common household odors come into contact with Magic Fresh, the treatment breaks down the odor components and releases them back into the air as harmless and odorless carbon dioxide. The result is a cleaner smelling home without the use of air fresheners or deodorizers. The Magic Fresh odor reducing carpet treatment is always at work, and the treatment will last up to ten years.
SmartStrand carpets from Mohawk are also great for homes with pets. SmartStrand carpets have been through multiple tests to show that they can deal with any animal's mess, and I do mean any animal. In 2009, Mohawk put SmartStrand carpet in the enclosure of Ricko the Rhino, and the carpet cleaned up easily. In 2010, Mohawk installed their SmartStrand carpet in the Dallas Zoo in the enclosure of elephants and a camel. The carpet once again cleaned up easily without any stains. Most recently, SmartStrand carpet was used for the football field of the 2014 Puppy Bowl X to show that dogs and cats are no match for SmartStrand. If this carpet can survive in zoo enclosures and a puppy bowl, then this carpet will work well for your home.