Yes, because today's advances have enabled carpet mills to develop products with extra durability and stain resistance. If you are looking for carpet in San Bernardino, CA, or Yucaipa, CA, look no further than Wally’s Carpet & Tile. We carry brands that offer pet protections and warranties, including Mohawk, Phenix, Stanton, Lexmark, and Dream Weaver.
Soundproof, good traction, and superior stain resistance
Carpet is an ideal choice for pet owners because it's soundproof, has good traction, meaning the pet won't slide around, and offers a warm, comfortable place for them to lie down, which might be vital if you have an arthritic or senior pet.
However, the best carpet for pet residents will have extra durability, superior stain resistance, and be easy to clean, especially since pets drool, shed, and spill food.
Fiber is a critical decision
Fiber is the material from which the rug yarns are made. Most receive some chemical treatment to guard against stains, and they all have different strength levels.
Five common fibers
There are five most commonly chosen carpet fibers. They include wool harvested from animal fur but don't worry about the all-white color because it's naturally repellent to dirt. It's also durable and fire retardant, the latter being an issue if you have pets who topple things. Because it's natural, wool doesn't receive chemical stain protection, and it's somewhat absorbent, so wipe spills immediately.
The next four are synthetics fibers, accounting for 97% of all carpets. Many find them to be the more practical choice because of the price and extra stain resistance. They include:
1. Nylon is known for ultra strength, superior resiliency, and good stain resistance, mainly when a protectant is used.
2. Triexta was developed by DuPont, the same company that brought us nylon and is known for strength and permanent stain resistance built into the fiber.
3. Polyester is less expensive than nylon, but it's also less resilient, making it better for homes with small families and less rambunctious pets. In addition, polyester's stain resistance is superior since it's non-absorbent.
4. Olefin (polypropylene) is economical, durable, and has good stain resistance.
Visit a Wally’s Carpet & Tile showroom today
Wally's Carpet & Tile showroom is a family-owned company operating for almost 70 years. We have showrooms in San Bernardino and Yucaipa, CA, serving San Bernardino, Yucaipa, Redlands, Beaumont, and Riverside and offering free quotes. Our company has a solid reputation for providing life, kid, pet-proof carpet, and other flooring products.