Tips for pet owners
Alas, together with good mood in the house with them comes the hair, claw marks and teeth on the furniture and Wallpaper and many other minor troubles. We will try to give some useful advice on repair, selection of finishing materials and furniture that will help owners of Pets to keep your interior intact and will be safe and comfortable for their Pets.
Helpful tips for animal lovers:
choose blinds for the Windows instead of curtains — they are unlikely to spoil your Pets
metal and plastic blinds will attract unnecessary attention with its rustling, so also not recommended by experts
where is your favorite bed dog or cat, you can lay an extra piece of carpet and occasionally to wash and replace
a variety of scratching posts, houses and toys can distract the pet from chewing furniture and Wallpapers, so they should not be neglected
use odor absorbers for Pets
if you have houseplants, make sure they are safe for animals and will not lead to poisoning if your cat, for example, decide to eat them (harmless to animals begonia, Coleus, Maranta tricolor, cacti, peperomiya)
The flooring in the house, where live dogs or cats, is subject to more stresses and strains than usual. When it is selected for moisture and abrasion resistance, and resistance to mechanical damage should pay special attention. All these options are definitely the most suitable option of flooring are tiles and porcelain tiles. Of course, not everyone is willing to do tile floors in the living room or the bedroom, but if you every day to walk the dog, ceramic tile and warm floor in the hall area will be invaluable.
Reminder: if you have Pets at home, furry rugs will certainly want to forget. In this case, while the pet will not be accustomed to the toilet, any carpeting from the floor to clean better.
Linoleum is one of the most budget flooring which is often in sight of the customers. This floor is easy to install and clean, does not absorb moisture and odors, however, claws of animals can leave noticeable scratches, and a large dog costs nothing to break up the usual linoleum teeth. The solution can become more wear-resistant and durable linoleum, designed for public spaces, or PVC tile. A significant advantage of the latter material — the possibility of easy replacement of the damaged section of the floor.
Another significant disadvantage of the linoleum — slick surface on which animals can disperse feet that can cause injuries or broken interior.
Note: a slippery surface, laminate or linoleum may cause problems with your joints or posture in large animals and development of osteopathy in dogs of larger breeds.
Laminate flooring is currently the most popular option of flooring, however whether it is suitable for a house dog or cat? Among its advantages include low cost, ease of cleaning and antistatic due to which wool not elektrilised and does not stick to the floor. However, it is better to choose only high-quality laminate with a high wear resistance, wet otherwise trouble your Pets will get the floor covering in disrepair.
Reminder: laminate floors can be quite “loud” and the sound of claws on it, especially if we are talking about the big dog will be very significant.
Walls suffer from the activity of Pets is not less than the floors, so a simple paper wall-paper will not be a good choice for apartment with Pets.
If you’re going to decorate the wall, to give preference to better washable vinyl Wallpaper or cteklotkanevye Wallpaper for painting, which have relatively good wear resistance and can withstand repeated painting.
Tip: for painting walls is better to use washable water-based paints.
The most practical and durable option wall decor — use a variety of wall panels for the lower part of the wall that is a zone of reach of the animal. The material for the manufacture of such panels can be virtually any plastic or ceramic tiles for corridor, balcony or bathroom, particleboard or MDF for residential premises. Artificial stone will not only look distinguished in the interior, but also will not suffer from the encroachments of teeth, beaks and claws. Decorative panels are usually easy to clean, wear-resistant and enable replacement of individual damaged sections.
An interesting way out of the situation can be a decorative plaster, however, you should choose it resistant varieties that can withstand wet cleaning.
Pets, trying to enter the room or go for a walk, often scratch and ruin the door. To avoid damage, the front door can be decorated with vandal-proof plastic or a thick layer of metal spraying that can damage even large animals. About the soft upholstery of doors, of course, you should forget once and for all.
Interior doors is better to choose with laminated or plastic trim, as the natural wood veneer or Pets can easily scratch that, given the cost of such decoration, is unlikely to please the owners. To solve the problem of the closed doors blocking the access of Pets in one or another location, and causing their active protests, interior doors can make special slots for animals or to use special stoppers that look much more attractive than the traditional piece of folded several times in Newspapers.
The safety of upholstered furniture, probably causes the greatest concern among animal lovers. However, to do without sofas and chairs in the apartment you are unlikely to succeed, however many Pets do not dwell in the dwelling, therefore, it remains only to choose the most suitable fabric for upholstery and not to neglect regular cleaning.
As upholstery specialists recommend to use a flock or chenille. Dense bristles prevent the emergence clues, is not electrified and can easily tolerate wet cleaning.
Reminder: when choosing upholstery fabrics, carpets or rugs for the house, make sure that the villi were definitely cut, because the loops can snag a claw of an animal, which can lead to painful injuries.
If expensive sofa in your house before the animal, a good choice of provisions will be textile covers for furniture, which you can make your own or order in any sewing room.
Of course in order to reconcile good repair and the family pet, you should carefully examine the nature and habits of the animal to consider, what precautions will be required in your case. About training and education also do not forget, because without them most will depend on the comfort in your home.