4 Pet-Friendly Rugs & How To Keep Them Clean

Posted on 16 November 2021

There’s nothing better than coming home after a long day and being greeted by our 4-legged fur babies. At K.A. Menendian, we believe both cats and dogs can coexist with stunning area rugs in perfect harmony. When you come into our Columbus rug showroom a member of our staff will walk you through the rug materials, colors, and construction that work best with pet-friendly households. Not only can you expect first class friendly service with your rug selection process, but we also provide insider knowledge on how to care for your rug and keep it looking great.

Before we dive into our favorite types of pet-friendly area rugs, keep these odor and pet urine removal tips in mind to reduce/avoid the risk of permanent damage to your rug's fibers and colors. Not only is pet urine bad from an odor standpoint, it is also very damaging to rugs fibers and can cause permanent discoloration and color bleeding as the urine pH in the rug goes from acidic to alkaline. This is why timing is critical to remove the urine from the rug quickly to avoid long term damage.

How To Remove Pet Odor From Your Area Rug

If you’re considering breaking out the carpet shampooer to clean up the accident your pet left on your rug - think again. Machines like these or other at-home cleaners can actually diminish and damage the integrity of the rug fibers while also making the spot worse. Instead, we suggest reaching out to us by dropping your rug off anytime or scheduling a pick up appointment for your rug(s). Our rug cleaning experts have pet odor and urine removal down to a science and our process has been perfected over the past 111 years!. Depending on the condition of your area rug, we highly recommend choosing either our deodorizing treatment for lighter odor issues or the enzyme bath treatment for those more serious issues when guaranteed odor and urine removal is needed.

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Professional Rug Deodorizing & Enzyme Bath

For the last 111 years, we’ve seen our fair share of area rugs affected by not only pet urine but also a variety of issues causing unpleasant and heavy odors. We’ve crafted a specially formulated enzyme bath that not only neutralizes odor, but completely flushes out pet urine and any other stubborn odor you can think of! The enzyme bath also thoroughly cleans and disinfects your area rug - restoring it back to its original beauty.

For those minor accidents or if you are in need of a short-term spot cleaning solution, our rug experts suggest using the Nature’s Miracle product to aid with pet odor/spots in between our professional cleanings. You can find it at your local pet store or online.

Pet-Friendly Area Rugs Your Dogs & Cats Will Love

There’s a lot more to consider when shopping for the perfect area rug if you have pets at home. From scratch-resistant materials to the right colors to look for we break down our top four pet-proof area rugs worth investing in.

Durable Materials Are Your Pet’s Best Friend

Pets have claws. When considering different area rugs for your space, remember to avoid higher pile hooked, shag and looped rugs. Instead, consider lower pile and flat weave wool and synthetic area rugs that are not only easy to vacuum, but easier to clean and more snag resistant than the higher pile extra fuzzy rugs.

Not sure where to go from here? Ask about pet friendly rugs the next time you stop by K.A. Menendian. We have just about every style, color and size imaginable!

Choose Colors and Patterns That Don’t Show Dirt

This is also true for people with small children, but darker colors and patterns won’t show dirt and stains as much as light and bright color schemes. Spot treating an accident is necessary from time to time and is less noticeable on these kinds of area rugs. Rugs with more pattern also tend to hide spots much better than those with little or no pattern.

Insider tip: Did you know you can schedule a free rug pickup to have it professionally cleaned? We do all the heavy lifting!

Finding Pet-Approved Area Rugs Is Easier Than You Think

When you’re shopping for an area rug that is also compatible with your pet, it can be tricky finding the right one. Do your research and visit us at K.A. Menendian anytime to help determine what materials, colors, and sizes to consider. Always utilize our professional rug cleaning service to remove pet odors and stains as soon as possible to ensure your rug is getting a cleaning treatment that preserves the integrity and useful life of your investment.

Find Your New Rug Today At K.A. Menendian

The only thing more exciting than bringing home a new pet is bringing home a new rug! Okay, we might be a little biased here but we do believe getting a new rug should be a lot of fun and enjoyable! Our rug showroom is open Monday-Saturday with friendly (pet loving) staff ready to provide expert insight on the best rug for your home and pet. Stop by our store today located at 1090 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212. We can’t wait to show you around and we’d love to see pictures of your pets!

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