Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Pet Owners Guide To Area Rugs

By Argile Randolph

Dogs and cats make excellent pets, as those who know the joy of having animal companions would know. But they do tend to leave hair around. This is especially true of cats. If you have animals, you will want to get area rugs that are easy to clean, consist of short pile and also feature a color scheme that will not make the dog or cat hair look too obvious.

There are many area rugs on the market. Many of them are treated with a solution that enables them to be cleaned easily. The same is true of wall to wall carpeting. This solution is called by several different brand names and allows you to mop up spills before they turn into stains. If you have pets, you know that even the best pets sometimes have accidents. You do not want to have your area rug ruined because of such an accident. By getting a rug that is easy to keep clean, you can avoid any issues that come up when it comes to pet accidents. You can clean up any mess quickly and your area rug will look as good as new.

Most of the area rugs that are on the market today are short pile, although thick shag rugs are making somewhat of a comeback in some circles. You are better off with the short pile rugs when you have pets as they will make it easier to clean up pet hair from the rug. You should vacuum the area rug just as you would a carpet so that you can get the pet hair up.

When choosing your rug you want to make sure that you choose the right color as well. For example if you have a white cat you don't want to invest your money in a dark colored rug. This would only show all the cat hair and it would take away from the beauty of the rug. At the same time you need to be able to purchase a rug that you like and one that will match your decor.

Area rugs are an excellent way to make a statement with your interior design. Just because you have a pet is no reason not to have area rugs in your home. In addition to providing your home with style, they also provide the home with warmth. They are a nice asset to any home decor.

Pet owners should take their pets into consideration when they are choosing area rugs. They should look for rugs that are short piled, that are easy to clean and have colors or patterns that will not make pet hair look obvious. There are plenty of area rugs on the market that fit into these categories. Pet owners can look forward to decorating their homes with beautiful area rugs of all shapes, sizes and styles that they and their pets will enjoy for many years to come.

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