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Eliminate Your 'Pet Peeves' of Decorating with These Helpful Hints

Credits: beautifuldesignmadesimple.com
Donna Dwyre, co-owner, Cove Carpet One Floor & Home.

You justly love your dog or cat and, if you love pets that much, maybe it's even your dog and cat.

What you don't love are some of the shall we say more challenging aspects of pet ownership as it relates to your living space, specifically the effects a pet can have on the wear and tear of the abode you decorated with the same levels of devotion and adoration you bestow on your furry friend.

Not to worry, we have some simple tips to deal with these 'Pet Peeves' which will help your two 'loves' coexist and look great at the same time.

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- Trim your pet's nails regularly to limit scratches as well as carpet and fabric unraveling.

- Keep pets play toys to a designated area to reduce flooring damage.

- Brush your pet regularly to minimize shedding.

- Put a rubber mat under area rugs to minimize slippage.

- Wipe paws and sensitive areas after outdoors visits to minimize debris.

- Vacuum regularly, place doormats at all entrances to capture the muck and yuck before it makes its way further into your home.

- Have eco-friendly, enzyme pet cleaning products at the ready.

Now, before you decorate -- or redecorate -- here are some key tips that can make your home beautiful and pet friendly:

- Choose flooring that is durable and makes sense.

Hardwoods are beautiful, but susceptible to scratching and dents, as well as not as resistance to moisture. Think about choosing a vinyl, laminate, ceramic, cork or carpet in lieu of hardwoods. If carpet is the call, select a low-pile, tight weave, or perhaps a carpet tile.

For textiles, also select fabrics that are tightly-woven such as canvas, micro-fiber, micro-suede, denim and twill. Pick patterns in areas where your pet likes to hang out and-or sleep, as they will hide shedding hair and other temporary messes until you have had the chance to tidy up... and, choose a paint -- semi-gloss is a great option -- that is durable and can be cleaned without the danger of damaging or, worse, removing the finish.

 

Founded by Anthony Freda in 1966 on the premise of extreme value, Cove Carpet One Floor & Home has grown to be regarded as a premiere dealer of flooring in the area. His family has continued his tradition of offering excellent products, services and attention to all of Cove’s customers.

Their showroom’s assortment of products innovative in design and fine quality is unsurpassed. Cove travels many markets to bring their customers the finest flooring products made in the industry.

The residential community, designer, realtor, builder and both commercial and property managers have all found a need to be loyal to Cove Carpet One Floor & Home throughout the years. That loyalty is regarded with pride from the owners’ team of siblings and everyone else involved in their company.

Cove Carpet One Floor & Home is located at 335 Springfield Avenue in Summit, NJ. They can be reached by calling 908-988-4674, or online at carpetone.com.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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