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Pets

Pets love carpet, too

Carpet is very forgiving.  It not only helps disguise animal hair, it also helps minimize airborne pet dander and keeps those fuzzy hairballs from forming in a room’s corners as they do with hard floors.

Color choice:  Think about the color of the carpet along with the color of your pet. Is he black, white or brown?  Does he shed a lot?  If you have a pet with dark hair, select a medium to dark carpet to help camouflage shedding.  The same goes for lighter-haired pets.  Of course, this strategy is for those times when you don’t vacuum as often as you would like. Keep in mind that a dark carpet may not be the best option for your white-haired, four-legged friend.

Style choice:  Your pet’s activities may dictate a certain type of carpet.  People, whose dogs are vigorous diggers, or whose cats enjoy “kneading” surfaces with their claws, should avoid carpet with large loops, as claws can become caught in the pile more easily.

Comfort:  Comfort also should be a consideration, as pets, like their owners, enjoy softness underfoot.  In fact, a study by the American Pet Association found that more than seven million dogs spend their nights on the floor.

Care and Cleaning: The number one rule for homes with pets is vacuum often. You need to do this for the cleanliness of your home and for the sake of your carpet’s appearance. Frequent and proper vacuuming is the single most important step to maintaining the life and beauty of your carpet. To identify superior carpet cleaning products and equipment, CRI developed the Seal of Approval program.

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