Keeping your home clean, tidy and beautiful when you own a pet can be a hair razing catch-22. You love your furry friend, but you love your home dC)cor too! One feature that pets can wreak havoc on is flooring. But did you know that there are flooring options out there that are pet-friendly?
Carpeting – the preferred choice for many a homeowner.B It cushions the step, and it is kind to the knees.B Best of all there are now stain resistant carpets that will allow you to completely clean up after your pet, if you act fast enough. Pet-friendly carpet should have a performance rating of at least 3.5. This provides advanced stain protection. And choose a carpet without loop fibers.B Loops can capture a cat or dog’s claws, pulling the yarn and causing irreparable damage.
Hardwood – For many people hardwood floors are the only option.B If that is true for you, you can still insure that your floors are pet friendly.B Hardwood floors should have three coats of an oil-based urethane finish, preferably satin sheen, to assure protection. Sweep, vacuum or dust mop, at the very least, weekly; every other day, if possible. B If you’re pet has an accident, wipe it up immediately with a dampened towel.B Do not use harsh chemicals like ammonia or bleach.B Never mix ammonia and bleach,B since it will form chlorine gas.
For all your carpet and hardwood needs in the Boston area, call Dover Rug at 508-651-3500.
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