Finding the perfect rug for your house is even harder when you’re a pet parent. There are so many things to think about before dropping money on an oriental runner or faux sheepskin rug to protect your wood floors or carpet. You need a rug that masks pet dirt and hair, is easy to clean, and stands up to the wear-and-tear caused by pet paws and nibbles.
With so many rug shapes and fabric styles available, finding one can get pretty overwhelming — so here are some rules to remember when you’re looking for a pet-friendly rug for your space.
Pick A Print
A rug in a vibrant print will go a long way toward hiding all the dirt and pet hair that could accumulate every day. The right print might even mean you can go a little longer before vacuuming all that hair up — which saves you time. Because no one wants a rug that turns into a giant cotton ball during shedding season.
Choose A Low Pile
A rug with a lower pile will make it easier for you to vacuum up all the dirt, debris and hair. A lower pile rug will also be less likely to snag on your pets’ claws — which is good for you and them.
The Smaller The Better
Choosing a rug in a smaller size provides a more convenient option for either machine-washing or hosing down your rug. Which you’ll be grateful for if you run into any major messes that need to be cleaned up quickly.
Now you’re equipped with those quick tips, here’s a run-down of what type of rug will work best for your space and style. We’ve broken down your fabric options and found the top-rated rugs on Amazon that fall into each category. So prepare to say goodbye to the worn-out rug that's been accumulating pet hair all year.