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Home Improvement Ideas for a Pet-Friendly Interior

Pets are more than just our furry companions; they’re residents of our home, too, so it’s always a good idea to make parts of our home more pet-friendly for our four-legged best friends. Handyman Connection of Mountain View discusses some home ideas for a more pet-friendly interior.

Pet-Friendly Interior

Switch to More Durable Flooring

Hard-surface flooring is the best kind of flooring for dogs and cats. Not only do the surfaces withstand the pitter-patter of their clawed feet, they’re also easier to tread on. Laminate flooring is a good choice as it’s more durable than your standard wooden flooring. Other options include ceramic and painted concrete. Both are easy to maintain and clean. Plus, they stay cool during hot weather.

Invest in an Area Rug

Area rugs are great additions to any interior space as they can increase visual appeal and highlight the room. These large rugs are also great for pets, especially if you have rather slippery floors, as the rugs give your furry friends some much-needed grip. We recommend all-wool area rugs since they “naturally” resist stains, making them easy to clean.

Choose Pet-Friendly Fabrics

Furniture fabrics often suffer under their paws, but some fabrics are naturally pet-friendly. We recommend durable synthetic fabrics, such as denim or canvas, that resist common staining and tearing. Crypton super fabrics, for example, stand out because they are excellent at resisting odors, stains and moisture. They’re easy on the eyes, too.

At Handyman Connection of Mountain View, we’ll help you make your home even more pet-friendly than before. Fill out our form or call us at (650) 437-8999 for more information on our products and services.

 

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