Australia boasts one of the highest pet-ownership rates in the world, with an estimated 24 million pet parents. So when we talk about a family-friendly home, we are often referring to a space that is just as inviting for our animal friends as it is for our human ones.
As more and more households welcome pets into their living spaces, it becomes even more necessary to create homes that are equally accommodating for dogs, cats and other domestic creatures. One of the best ways to achieve this is through the installation of pet-friendly flooring.
According to Carpet Court Ambassador Darren Palmer, advances in technology are paving the way for an ever-growing selection of pet-proof flooring options, allowing pet parents to welcome their fur-babies into every part of their home without compromising on style, warmth, comfort or aesthetics.
“In the past, the question of ‘which flooring is most suitable for pets’ would have had a limited answer,” says Darren.
“Now, there are innovative solutions such as stain resistant carpets, water and odour resistant underlay, hybrid floors and outdoor synthetic grass that give home owners the freedom to inject style into their home while allowing for life’s little mishaps caused by pets.”
Here are three different options for homeowners looking to upgrade their flooring to accommodate for their four-legged friends.
Hard flooring is always a recommended option because it can handle muck and mire with grace and is durable and easy to clean. The Carpet Court STAINMASTER™ PetProtect™ hybrid flooring has a ClawShield™ coating designed to guard against scratches while also resisting stains and odours. 100 per cent waterproof, this flooring is an engineered, rigid, floating-floor product which combines the best attributes of laminate and vinyl. With eight colours to choose from, there is bound to be an option to suit every household and taste.
For those who prefer a softer underfoot, large synthetic rugs are another go-to choice. Not only can you choose a design, colour palette and style that suits you, but a rug will always be easier to clean and replace.
Carpet Court also offers a specially-engineered UltraPet range which features SDN (solution-dyed nylon) fibres that are robust in terms of colour fastness and UV resistance. This range is a pawsome choice for pet owners because of its advanced manufacturing processes, providing superior protection against spills, scuffs, and stains and giving the best possible chance of resurrection should the worst occur.
If you are living in an apartment or looking for low-maintenance living, the Carpet Court LuxTurf outdoor flooring is both pet and child friendly. Closely resembling real grass, the turf features its own drainage system, is easy to clean, and easy to install. When combined with PetFresh granules to absorb ammonia and substantially neutralise odours, this option is paw-fect for outdoor fun without the maintenance.
With a focus on Australian-made, Carpet Court’s range of flooring solutions has every member of the family in mind – providing for spaces that allow parents to be parents, kids to be kids, and pets to be pets.