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
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.