Rugs add a unique style statement to your home; they tend to become an integral part of your home décor, hence deciding on a perfect style for your home is a crucial task. Choosing the right material for your rug is as important as choosing the right style. The material helps in determining the look, feel lifespan, and care of your rug. Determining the right style of rug with compliments your lifestyle can be an exhausting process, especially if pets are involved. You have to be mindful of your furry-friend along with making your living space aesthetically pleasing. Rugs and carpets tend to cover a large part of your flooring and can give you major chic moments, but when you are living with a pet, make sure to keep in mind that your rug should also be able to withstand the occasional accidents, sand paw traffic or catnapping. Read on to know what to look for in a rug keeping in mind your furry-friends.

Best Pet-Friendly Rug Material

1.Jute Rugs :

Made from the fibres of the jute plant, jute rugs have the ability to stand up to years of use, and it comes among the softest of rugs made from natural fibres. This textured natural fibre rug is firm and affordable. Jute Rugs are usually dyed with earth tones and require careful cleaning. Because of the rope-like construction, these organic weaved rugs are less likely to hold allergens, so they’re healthier for your family. Jute is a natural fibre that is extremely durable and is able to withstand the wear and tear of high-traffic areas of your home. You can vacuum and spot treat your jute rug. Dirt can be easily camouflaged due to the natural brown colour of jute rugs; hence you don’t have to clean it constantly.

2.Wool Rugs :

Wool is one of the most luxurious options for your home other than a pet-friendly synthetic rug. Wool rugs are durable and eco-friendly although they are not stain-resistant and hydrophobic. The rich fibres within wool are crush-resistant, so they’ll bounce back for years in a house full of rambunctious kids and pets. Wool material is strong with good stain and water repellent property. It has excellent insulating property. Soft Wool fibres spring back when compressed, making these rugs ultra-durable and comfortable.

3.Cotton Rugs :

Cotton is one of the best rug materials for a relaxed, natural look. Crisp and classic, cotton is a great rug material for an easygoing place to meditate or lounge with a book. Many cotton rugs are reversible so they can get a lot of love, like a picnic blanket for your living room. Cotton rugs are light-weighted; making them easily movable and machine washable if they are smaller in size. If you want to clean a large cotton rug, any enzymatic spot cleaner will easily help in removing the stains.

4.Polypropylene Rugs :

Vibrant, soft, and affordable, polypropylene (or olefin) rugs are made of synthetic material. They are stain-resistant, easy to clean, and can withstand indoor and outdoor weathering. Its blanket-soft, fuzzy feel mimics wool’s lustrous fibres, but its strength makes a polypropylene rug versatile enough to be used outdoors for cosy nights on the patio.

Match Your Rug to Your Pet

You may get tempted to get a dark-hued rug to cover up stains, but the colour isn’t a cure for it. If you have a pet that sheds a lot, make sure to choose a rug that’s closest in colour to its fur to mask the fallen fur strands. If you have a puppy, make sure to choose a multi-coloured rug, as puppies are more prone to accidents so this will help in disguising small stains. Repeating patterns can also help in making stains less noticeable.

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