Best Carpet for Cats

Cats aren’t picky when it comes to something to sharpen their claws on, and your carpet is no exception. Because cats can do a number on your carpet, it’s important to choose a material that can hold up against your feline friend. 

Whether you’re worried about your cat clawing the carpet or peeing on it, you can do a lot to prevent problems by choosing the right carpet for cats. Below, we’ll review some of the best cat-friendly flooring that Empire Today provides.

best carpet for cats

Cut Fibers

Finding the best flooring for cats with claws begins with finding a carpet they can’t easily damage with their claws. In this case, you’ll want to go with cut fiber carpet rather than looped fibers. With looped fibers, cats can easily grab hold of the loops and pull them out, causing them to unravel. 

Once they’ve unraveled a small section, it’s easy for them to do damage to a section of ever-increasing size. We recommend staying away from loops and going with a simple cut fiber.

High Density

Similarly, finding the best flooring for cats that pee starts with finding a carpet that’s more water-resistant. High-density carpets are a good example of this. This type of carpet is more tightly woven and shows less matting than other carpets. Plus, because it’s denser, there’s less chance of liquid soaking through to the backing, which can cause additional damage.

For example, Empire Today’s selection of Pet Urine Protection (PUP) carpet is perfect for hiding urine or poop stains from both cats and dogs, keeping your home looking fresh regardless of accidents.

Carpet with Darker Colors

If you have a cat that regularly has accidents or claws at the carpet, a darker-colored carpet may solve both of your problems, at least aesthetically. Lighter colors don’t hide pee stains or claw marks well, but darker colors do. While they won’t stop your cats from peeing or clawing on them, they can hide these eyesores and make for less maintenance on your part. 

Polyester Fibers

Some of the most durable and stain-resistant carpets available are polyester carpets. This is one of the best types of carpet for cats as it’s very soft, stain-resistant, and more durable than other carpet materials. Plus, if you’re looking for an affordable flooring choice, polyester can be very cost-effective. 

Pet-Protected Carpet

In the end, if you’re looking for the best flooring for cats with claws or the best flooring for cats that pee, pet-protected carpet is a must. 

Pet-protected carpet is made with pets and their owners in mind. It contains a light, breathable moisture barrier that prevents water, urine, or other moisture from penetrating the subfloor. This makes for easier maintenance and helps prevent odors getting trapped beneath the carpet.

Empire Today is proud to sell R2X® Stain & Soil Repellant and HOME Fresh carpet that neutralizes odors, holds up well against stains and liquids, and is mold and mildew resistant. Our pet-friendly carpet comes in a variety of beautiful colors, so you’re sure to find one that fits the style and decor of your home.

Find the Best Carpet for Cats at Empire Today

Getting great carpet for your cats is possible; you just have to be careful about which kind you get. You’ll want to choose something that caters to their needs—especially if you have a cat that claws or pees excessively.

At Empire Today, we provide a number of great carpets for cats that are stylish, durable, and affordable. Whether you’re interested in our PUP carpet or HOME Fresh selection, contact Empire Today for a FREE in-home estimate. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about cat-friendly flooring.

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