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Contrary to popular belief, carpet is a great choice for homes with pets – you just have to know what to look for! Modern carpet is more durable, stain resistant, and moisture resistant (sometimes waterproof) than ever before. We even have carpet that can help fight the spread of germs. If you have pets and are ready for a more comfortable floor, here’s a quick look at our most pet-friendly carpet flooring.

Microban Carpet: The Germ-Killing Solution

Affirmation Microban Carpet in a bedroom

Sometimes, pets have accidents – and those accidents attract germs. There was a time when that was a concern in rooms with carpet.  But not anymore.

Our Clean Home Destination features carpet with the industry-leading Microban treatment built into its fibers. They can actually help prevent microbial growth. It’s still important to clean Microban carpet regularly, but they are designed to stay fresher between cleanings.

Solution-Dyed Carpet

Solution dyed polyester carpet in a living room

Pets have a surprising way of making carpet fade over time. Their claws wear down carpet faster. Repeated cleanings with harsh chemicals removes the dye.

That’s why we recommend solution-dyed carpet for homes with pets. This means the color is built, rather than dyed, into the fabric.

Stain Resistance

Stain resistant carpet in a bedroom

Carpet has a reputation for being easy to soil and difficult to clean. Simple spills turn into a great source of stress as we try to quickly wipe them away before they settle permanently. Unfortunately, pet accidents aren’t always found right away.

This is no longer a problem with newer floors. For example,  Anso Nylon carpet features the R2X treatment that creates a barrier around each fiber. This prevents spills from soaking through the carpet’s backing and keeps them above the fiber’s surface, where they can be wiped away with ease.

Waterproof Backing

Textured carpet with a waterproof backing

As we all know, there’s more to worry about with pet accidents than stains and odors; typically, if spills aren’t cleaned quickly enough out of the carpet, it can soak through to the subfloor. Once there, it’s virtually impossible to remove without pulling up the carpet. Over time, it can promote mold and mildew growth – even if the carpet itself is perfectly clean.

Fortunately, the LifeGuard® Spill-Proof Backing is here to help. It offers a completely waterproof system for carpet floors. Spills will never soak through and instead remain at the surface.


Pet friendly carpet in a living room

Your pet’s claws can be hard on carpet fibers. The constant running around and occasional scratching tear at cheaper fibers, causing a frayed appearance. The problem is especially concerning in busy areas, where foot and paw traffic can work together against the carpet’s fibers.

But some carpet floors are up for the challenge – even after years of use. Smartstrand fibers feature a 2o year wear warranty right out of  the box. They are composed of the industry-leading Triexta fiber for exceptional durability.

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Every family is different. Carpet can be a great choice for homes with pets, but it’s only one of several options. If you’re ready to make an informed choice for your home, visit Columbia City’s leading flooring experts at Aumsbaugh Flooring!