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RUGS FOR PET OWNERS

Hints for living with cats & dogs

Whether dogs, cats or rabbits - we love our little four-legged friends! For many people, pets are not just pets. They are family members and faithful companions who enrich our lives! People often say: “Do not buy rugs if you have dogs or cats!” So does this mean that anyone who decides to get a pet, or has a pet, has to say no to rugs? Fortunately, we disagree with this statement!


As long as you bear some points in mind, there is no reason why pet-owners should say no to the combination of rugs and pets. On the contrary - we will explain how the right choice of a carpet can even have a positive effect on your life with your little four-legged friends and what to look out for if you have a dog or a cat.

BENEFITS OF RUGS FOR PET OWNERS

Have you ever thought that a carpet could bring a whole range of benefits to you and your pet? Let us convince you of our reasons:

Dogs and cats can easily slip on laminate floors or other smooth surfaces. This is not only very stressful for the joints of your loved one, but can also lead to unsightly scratches on the floor. Rugs also exude visual appeal and feel good. Pets like to use the cosy areas to relax. Rugs can thus create a feel-good atmosphere for all residents, whether they have two or four legs.

“Click clack, click clack” - with a rug, the annoying pattering of small paws is a thing of the past. A carpet has a sound-absorbing effect - and ensures more peace and inner balance. Another big advantage is that small blemishes and stains on rugs are less noticeable than on other floor coverings. In addition, rugs are lighter and far cheaper to replace than a wooden floor.

As you can see, rugs provide a higher level of comfort and are by no means a no-no in a home with pets.


SUITABLE CARPETS FOR PET OWNERS

Our four-legged friends give us a lot of joy - but unfortunately also a good deal of work. They lose hair, cough up hairballs and cause one kind of mess or another. They either have intense fights with rugs or spread themselves out on them to make themselves comfortable. One thing is clear: Rugs have to endure a lot!

For this reason, flat-woven rugs, which consist of synthetic fibres, are best-suited for pet-owners. In contrast to rugs made of natural fibres, these are more durable and easier to clean at the same time. Tips on rug cleaning can be found here: Cleaning rugs and removing stains. Keep an eye on our quality seals as well. Just as for ourselves, we do not want to expose our animal friends to polluted fabrics, therefore many of our rugs are certified and high quality is ensured.

When your pets fight on, or with, your rug, the claws of your loved one may get stuck in the fibres of the rug. On the one hand, threads are pulled out of the rug and, on the other hand, the pet can get hurt. Both of these instances should be avoided! Short-pile rugs made of flat fabric are particularly well suited for pet owners, as they are very resistant and have a solid structure. So your darlings can play all that they want!


THE COLOUR AND PATTERN OF PET RUGS

The colour of your pet’s fur is very important when choosing a carpet. For example, if your four-legged flatmate has light fur, a light rug may be suitable. For dark-furred animals, you should opt for a dark rug. A well-considered colour choice will mean that animal hair will not fall directly on the rug, resulting in a positive effect on the overall look of the room.

Keep in mind, however, that dirt and stains are more visible on light-toned rugs. Alternatively, you can opt for rugs with different patterns. These not only make your room look even more beautiful, but any stains on them are hardly noticed. Multi-coloured patterned rugs have an even stronger concealing effect.

RUGS FOR CAT OWNERS

Do you have a cat and are not sure which criteria to use to choose your rug? Then you have come to the right place, because if you observe just a few points, cat hair, accidents and scratch marks are no longer an issue.

The material is an important aspect when choosing a rug. Sisal rugs have become the favourite rugs of many cat owners. These are made of the same material as many scratching posts, the strong, durable material can withstand even the sharpest clawing for several years. In addition, sisal rugs are very water resistant, easy to care for and extremely inexpensive. And for the interior designers among you - sisal rugs can be perfectly combined with many furnishing styles and are modern and timeless.

Are sisal rugs too boring for you? Our insider tip: choose an indoor and outdoor rug. In- and outdoor rugs are now available in a variety of sizes, colours and designs. Lovers of both vintage styles and lively patterns can find something to their taste here. Outdoor rugs are extremely durable and versatile. Being a cat owner does not mean you have to do without creative rug designs.

Kilim rugs are considered indestructible. These rugs stand out due to their particularly dense fabric and give sharp claws no chance. Kilim rugs are also known for their unique patterns in a trendy ethnic style. With a Kilim rug, you will not just be a proud cat and rug owner, but also a stylish trendsetter!

Tip: Pieces of old rugs are perfect for litter trays or your pet's food and drink bowls. Liquids, leftover food and cat litter are easily caught and kept away from your new floor. Also, scratching posts can be beautifully designed with the remains of old sisal and wool rugs.


RUGS FOR DOG OWNERS

Are you more of a dog person? Of course, this does not mean you have to do without a chic rug in your home. We show you what to look for when buying rugs for homes with dogs.

As is the case with cats, when buying a rug as a dog owner, you must carefully select the right material. Sisal rugs and indoor and outdoor rugs are inexpensive and durable, but also serve as a stylish home accessory. Keep clear of shaggy rugs - our four-legged friends like to dig into these. Not only does this cause unsightly threads to be pulled, but it can also cause injury to your pet by its claws getting caught in the loops of the rug. Hair and dirt also like to hang in the high pile.

The rule for dog owners is: The shorter the pile, the better. Don’t worry, short-pile rugs can also provide a homely atmosphere. Do you own a larger, very lively dog that romps around a lot or plays with a ball? Then it is important that the rug does not slip around. Therefore, buy a non-slip rug or get a suitable base.

Tip: Even with dogs, it is advisable to place pieces of old rugs under the feeding area of your pet. If your sweet four-legged friend has a kennel, you can also pad the floor with a piece of old rug. This makes the kennel a whole lot more comfortable!

So you see: Anything is possible! Even though a few important aspects need to be considered when choosing a rug for a home with pets, the range of beautiful and practical rugs available to you is still large. With a matching rug, you can create an oasis of well-being for both you and your loved one in which cosiness is a top priority.


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