Tricks and Advice about maintaining a stylist home with pets

Sharing your home with a dog or cat has many joys and also disappointments: among them scratched floors , chewed sofas and table legs and soiled rugs.

Designer and author Susanna Salk believes it is possible to live stylishly and practically with pets. 

She answered a few questions with her ideas for protecting rugs and furniture  while making dogs and cats feel welcome:

What's the easier way to clean dog drool?

I live for cloth wipes. I either wet them slightly first or use them to wipe after then I throw them in the wash.

What type of rug will stand up to cat scratching and fur ball vomit?

I like soft-pile rugs with a bold design and colour that hide stains and hair easily between cleanings. I also really recommend Oriental-style rugs. They are so durable.


Stay away from sisal, jute or other natural-fiber rugs. Cats will especially enjoy scratching them to pieces. And since they're not easy to clean, they're not a great choice for a dog who is constantly trekking dirt into the house.


Aside from removing stains quickly, sticking to a regular cleaning schedule can be all you need to keep your carpets in tip-top shape. Vacuuming twice a week is a good start, ensuring that the right attachments are used to get into hard to reach areas. Deep cleaning once a month also helps immensely, particularly for carpets with many stains. And even if you do all this, it’s still worth calling Tapis for carpet cleaning services


Photo by Roberto Nickson (@g) on Unsplash