In the United States alone, 67% of households own a pet. That’s about 85,000,000 families! Shedding, dirty paws, nails, zoomies, drool, accidents - let’s face it, pets can damage and shorten the longevity of your carpets. Your pet is a member of your family, so of course, you take into account their needs when buying a new carpet. Don’t worry! There is absolutely no reason you can’t have a beautiful cozy pet-friendly carpet. Not to mention that your pet enjoys the softness of a carpet as much as we do!


Solution Dyed Nylon is a popular carpet material for durability and superior stain resistance against all pet stains. Solution Dyed Nylon is highly durable and known to last 15-20 years. They typically do not treat solution-dyed nylon with a stain-blocking technology, as solution dyeing eliminates the need for stain-resistant chemicals used in regular nylon carpets. Not to mention that it is also can be budget-friendly. All these features are great for carpets when there are pets in the home.


Even though pet (and human) accidents are bound to happen, that doesn’t mean you have to live with stains on your carpet. You can buy stain-resistant carpets for pets to protect your floor from the inevitable. The best carpet for homes with pets offers stain resistance, durability, absorbs sound and looks great.

If you’re looking for an excellent nylon carpet with fantastic stain resistance, my #1 pet-friendly carpet option is Mohawk SmartStrand!

Mohawk SmartStrandpet friendly carpet carpet is on a pedestal for durability and stain resistance, not to mention its softness. In fact, this textured carpet uses twisted yarns for a comfortable feel for a furry friend and their human. This pet-friendly carpet has excellent durability for all levels of human traffic and pet zoomies! Available in several styles and colors*, this carpet suits many homes beautifully while staying tough against stains, pets and abrasive wear. The spring-like fiber molecules preserve the carpet’s aesthetic and help it retain its texture over time.

Mohawk SmartStrand Forever Clean is made with dual inside and outside stain protection utilizing Nanoloc™. Nanoloc™ spill and soil shield truly makes cleanup quick and simple for all kinds of pets and their various accidents. With the Nanoloc™ shield, liquids can’t absorb into the fiber, unlike many other carpet options. This lifetime stain protection won’t wash or wear off, which increases the carpet’s lifespan and makes Mohawk SmartStrand the simplest carpet to clean. With zero percent moisture absorption, the carpet overcomes stains along with any pet odors in the fiber.

*Tip – Choose a darker color or patterned carpet to help hide imperfections and pet messes.


In addition, here are some easy preventative actions you can use to help limit the wear and tear your pets have on your carpets:

  • Keep dog’s paws clean
  • Trim nails
  • Keep up with grooming
  • Potty train
  • Use area rugs and runner carpets in entryways
  • Vacuum regularly to control pet hair
  • Deep clean carpets according to your manufacturer, removing stains and dander

Update your home with some Mohawk SmartStrand carpet for your fuzzy family member. Stop by Creative Carpet & Flooring to see and take home some samples today!