PET ownership comes with many considerations, many of which relate to the interior and exterior upkeep of the home, says Carpet Court ambassador and celebrity interior designer, Darren Palmer.
“In the past, the question of ‘which flooring is most suitable for pets?’ would have had a limited answer,” says Darren, who appears on “The Block” as a celebrity judge and interior expert.
“Now, there are innovative solutions such as stain-resistant carpets, water and odour-resistant underlay, hybrid floors and outdoor synthetic grass that give homeowners the freedom to inject style into their home while allowing for life’s little mishaps caused by pets.”
Homeowners no longer have to sacrifice style for durability, thanks to Carpet Court’s new pet-friendly ranges to allow pet parents to welcome fur-babies into every part of their home.
From plush living rooms, restful bedrooms through to townhouse courtyards, Carpet Court has a wide range of products and solutions.
“If you love the look and luxurious feel of carpet, you can’t go past Carpet Court’s new UltraPet range that comprises 10 colours and three pile types,” says Darren.
Created with cutting-edge technology, these ranges come with a 15-year guarantee for colour fastness, durability and stain resistance. This can be extended to 25 years when paired with the UltraPet underlay.
“Best of all, pet ‘potty’ mishaps can be cleaned easily using cold water, as the carpets repel liquids from penetrating the fibres,” says Darren.
Darren suggests that a pet’s fur colour should influence colour choice.
“Light fur will show up on dark floors, just as dark hair will show on light floors. Something in the middle of the spectrum will have the best chance of disguising individual hairs, though regular vacuuming is always recommended,” he says.
Darren says the right underlay is a must.
“Carpet Court’s new UltraPet carpet underlay has been engineered to protect against common household spills and pet stains thanks to its protective barrier, StainShield,” he says.
“It’s also treated with a proven antimicrobial which helps to prevent lingering odours, mould, mildew and dust mites – providing hygienic freshness for your home.”
For a more traditional approach, Darren recommends hard flooring.
“Tiles and timber can be quite unforgiving in a household with pets; tiles absorb the cold (which no pet or human likes), and timber, although the most natural of the bunch, requires a degree of care to maintain,” he says.
“Carpet Court’s Hybrid flooring, Stainmaster PetProtect, is well-suited to withstand the wear and tear from furry family members. With eight contemporary colours, it’s designed to resist pet stains, odours and scratching, and has anti-skid technology,” he says.
For pet owners who love greenery but have little space to build their desired garden, or have issues with their best friends’ burrowing in the garden, Darren says artificial grass is a great solution for outdoor areas.
“Having the ability to tailor your lawn to meet the needs of your entire family, including pets, makes artificial grass, such as Carpet Court’s brand-new LuxTurf, an appealing solution,” he says.
“For playful, mud-loving pooches, installing this turf removes the risk of them digging up the backyard and trawling their muddy paws throughout the home.
“Best of all, it’s soft, looks realistic and doesn’t require the constant maintenance of a real lawn.
“To minimise the unwanted ammonia odour caused by a pet’s urine, you can sprinkle PetFresh granules across the turf to neutralise odours and to prevent bacteria build up.”
For more information on Carpet Court’s pet-friendly products, prices, to view the full ranges online or to find the nearest showroom, please visit carpetcourt.com.au, Facebook or Instagram @carpetcourtau #CarpetCourt