Best Carpet for Dogs

Wednesday February 18, 2009
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Selecting a carpet that best suits your dogs needs can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. The combinations you can make with carpet fibers, colors and pile types are seemingly limitless. And this doesn't even include eco-friendly carpet pads and fibers that a number of carpet manufacturers are now offering. So before going to your local retailer to find the best carpet for your dogs, it's in your best interest to first do some research on

Carpeting can be comfortable for you and your dogs, but make sure you select the rigth oneEnvironmentally friendly or green carpet types are in fact a great choice for both you and your dogs. Green carpets are made with significantly fewer volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than other carpet types, meaning healthier indoor air quality (IAQ). Believe it or not, dogs can be negatively affected by common household pollutants just like people, developing allergic reactions in the form of sneezing and itching. It's important that you choose a carpet that can help keep your dog healthy.

Carpet types that are somewhat stain resistant are also a good choice for dogs. Whether your dog(s) are perfectly potty trained or just puppies, accidents happen. You want to make sure that you get a carpet type that is less likely to stain on account of standing water or spilled liquids. Carpets that have a higher level of stain resistance include nylon and polyester. These carpet types can at least help keep liquids from seeping through the fibers to the carpet pad.

Carpet is not an ideal surface for dogs as it's known to harbor common household allergies such as dust mites, pollen and most importantly, pet dander. It's also important to note that carpet can be a breeding ground for fleas. So before you decide to install carpet in your home, make sure that you're up to the task of vacuuming and cleaning your carpets on a regular basis.

To learn more about the pros and cons of carpet for your dogs, check out's Pet-Friendly floor section


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Thanks for the flooring advice. I want to keep my pooches healthy and happy. The low voc or no voc carpet information is really helpful because I never knew what a VOC was until I read it here. Good help!
April 15 2009
Frieze carpet is very nice. I love the look of it too. Great choice for a busy household. I'm thinking of installing new carpets in my house but I hate vacuuming so maybe something eco-friendly like bamboo. I'm a home-body type of person, I don't have guests very often but when i do i can bet that a fine floor would make a bold statement.
April 9 2009
Best carpet for a busy house
I just recently installed new carpet in my living room, dining room, kids playroom, and family room. All of these rooms had a hardwood floor that was scratched, bumped, bruised, and chipped. It was horrible. I had a carpet professional look at my options and I came to my decision on the "Frieze" carpet which is twist or trackless carpet. This type of carpet actually masks footprints all together!High–traffic areas like my family room or kids' rooms do really well with this type of carpet!Frieze carpet is VERY kid friendly! Its amazing how rich my home looks now with the new professionally installed carpet.
March 23 2009
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