What is the best carpet for pets? Flooring for furry friends

dog lying on natural carpet
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The best carpet for pets needs to be up to the job of withstanding claws, fur, muddy paws and a whole host of other animal-related issues.

Certain types of carpet are better suited to households with pets than others so if you want something soft and comfortable underfoot, but are keen to avoid anything too high maintenance when it comes to care and cleaning, it is wise to select a product that is designed to withstand whatever your pet throws at it. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.