Best Carpet for Pets
There is nothing quite like coming home to a warm welcome from your pet. Pets are part of our families, and every family member deserves to feel comfortable at home.
Carpet is a great choice for pet owners. It provides a soft and warm spot for cat naps while absorbing the sound of puppy paws prancing across the floor. To help you select the best carpet that you and your pet will love for years to come, check out the Shaw Floors pet-friendly carpet selection guide below!
When purchasing carpet with pets at home, consider the following:
- Durability - look for high performance, durable carpet to stand up to the wear and tear of active pets
- Stain resistance - built-in stain protection provides peace of mind
- Cleanability - accidents are inevitable so easy-to-clean carpet is a must
- Construction and color - consider a low pile style with a textured look
- Sustainability - breathe easy knowing your carpet has good indoor air quality
Durability: Choose high performance carpet.
The type of carpet you select for your home makes a difference in how it will perform over time. Active pets can increase the amount of wear and tear on your carpet in high traffic areas so selecting a high-performance product is key. Attributes like Anso high performance fiber and ColorGuard built-in fade resistance contribute to the durability and overall longevity of your carpet.
Stain Resistance: Choose carpet with built-in stain protection.
Choose carpet with built-in stain protection. No one wants carpet with visible pet stains. Look for products that offer built-in stain resistance to give you peace of mind that your floor will look beautiful well into the future.
Cleanability: Choose carpet that is easy to clean.
Accidents are inevitable when you have pets in the home. You need carpet that is easy to clean and care for when pet accidents, spills and messes occur. Cleaning the mess as soon as possible will help prevent stains and soiling from damaging the look of your carpet. Also keep in mind that vacuuming your carpet thoroughly and frequently is the best way to extend the life of your floor - and helps keep pet hair at bay.
Shaw Floors also offers our specially formulated Carpet Cleaner that is ideal for stain and spot removal to keep your floors looking great. Each bottle purchase also donates $0.25 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Clean never felt so good.
Construction and Color: Consider a low pile style with a textured look.
Generally speaking, low, cut pile carpet is ideal for pets as it is less likely to be damaged by pet nails snagging the carpet fibers. A style with a textured visual or fleck of color can help hide dirt or debris tracked in by little paws until you are ready to clean. You know your pet - and your cleaning habits - better than anyone and can make the best call on if these recommendations make sense for you and your floors.
Sustainability: Choose carpet with good indoor air quality.
Breathe easier knowing your pet is surrounded by good indoor air quality in your home. All Shaw Floors carpet products are Green Label Plus certified indicating they emit the lowest level of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on the market. Green Label Plus is a voluntary industry testing program for carpet and adhesive products that establishes the high standard for indoor air quality (IAQ) for the carpet industry.
Pet Perfect® Carpet. Designed for you. Perfect for your pet.
The Pet Perfect® & PetPerfect®+ carpet collections by Shaw Floors were designed by pet parents, for pet parents with unique flooring solutions to keep you and your pet happy at home. Pet Perfect® offers durability with Anso high-performance fiber, stain resistance with R2X® Technology, cleanability with easy release of pet hair during vacuuming and LifeGuard® Spill-Proof Technology® to protect your subfloor from accidental whoopsies. With stylish Pet Perfect®, you don’t have to choose dark colors or muted patterns in order to hide dirt. From warm or cool tones to solids and patterns large and small, Pet Perfect® carpet has aesthetic and modern styles in a variety of patterns for every pet-loving home.
Explore Shaw Floors’ Pet Perfect and Pet Perfect+ carpet collections.
Now that you have a thorough understanding of what makes a carpet pet-friendly, you can confidently make an informed choice for your home. Enjoy the comfort and beauty of your new flooring while sharing special moments with your beloved pets.