You love your pets, but you love your oriental rugs, too. Unfortunately, our pets can cause messes and damage to our rugs. Is there a way for the two to coexist? There is, though you will have to take some extra precautions.

Consider keeping the rug out of reach of your pets

Frankly, the easiest way to protect your oriental rug is to ensure that your pets can’t reach it. This can be done in one of two ways: you could hang your oriental rug on the wall instead of keeping it on the floor, or you could place it in a room where your pets aren’t allowed.

Of course, this won’t be possible for everyone, which is why we provide further tips below.

Buy a rug with patterns

With pets, it’s almost inevitable that they will make some sort of mess on your rug. That’s why we suggest pet owners purchase patterned oriental rugs instead of plain rugs. Patterned rugs can make it difficult to spot any accidents, dirt, or stains.

And short fringes

Cats and puppies love to play with fringes. They will swat, chew, and claw the fringes until they’re almost gone. The best way to handle that is to get a rug with short fringes so your cats and dogs can’t play with them to begin with.

Spot clean right away

Chances are that your dog or cat will have an accident or two on your rug. This isn’t the end of the world so long as you spot clean it right away. Most accidents can be cleaned up without any leftover stains.

If there are stains or more serious damage on your rug, though, consider having it treated by the professionals at Surena Rugs. We offer oriental rug cleaning services to help restore any type of oriental rug. Contact us today to learn more.