What kind of rug should you get if you have pets? It’s a question many homeowners face as their pets, while adorable and loving, can do some serious damage to your home’s furnishings if you aren’t careful. Not to mention the fact that if you have hardwood floors, you could be in for a lifetime of claw marks on your wood planks. 

It’s for these reasons that selecting the right area rug for your pet-friendly home is all the more important. But when shopping for your furry best friend(s), it’s normal to wonder about safety. This causes many homeowners to ask: Are polypropylene rugs safe for pets? The answer is absolutely. 

Learn more about why polypropylene is a safe, durable option for your pet-loving home down below.

A Safe, Reliable Playspace

Any pet owner knows that taking your pets into the veterinarian can sometimes come with a huge price tag and a lot of anxiety. It’s important as their main caregivers, that you make sure your home is a safe, healthy space for your animals to live in. Otherwise, you could be jeopardizing their well-being and putting them in harm's way. 

Made of strong and safe synthetic fibers, polypropylene rugs are completely non toxic, making them perfectly safe for your pets both indoors and outdoors. You can feel confident that your dog, cat, bunny, or other animal can play safely and freely on your area rug without sacrificing their health. This holds true whether your pet is lounging on the rug or tries to eat off of its surface. Either way, polypropylene rugs are safe for your pets and are not harmful, making them a great pet-friendly area rug.

Can Withstand Plenty of Pawprints

Shedding. Drooling. Tracking in mud. There are a lot of reasons why pets can create quite the mess. One thing you don’t want, though, is to have to worry about the mess instead of spending quality time playing with your fuzzy companion. 

Luckily, polypropylene rugs can stand up to your pet’s messy paws without any problems. This makes them a great choice for any areas of your home that might take a heavy beating like stairs, hallways, or the living room. And because they can safely absorb water, polypropylene is also a great choice for outdoor areas as well. 

This also means that these area rugs are extremely easy to clean in the event that muddy paws make their way onto your rug. Simply press firmly with a paper towel and continue to blot. Or, for a pesky spill that won’t go away, feel free to wash the rug completely with a hose and allow it to dry. 

Read: How to Clean a Polypropylene Rug

A Thin Pile for Fewer Snags

Does your dog or cat like to paw at you? If so, you’re already aware that your animal’s claws, paws, or nails can do some damage. Whether that’s breaking your skin, hooking in your clothes, or tearing your area rugs, animals love to scratch. If you have a polypropylene rug, however, those tears in your rug become few and far between. 

Made of tightly woven polypropylene fibers, these area rug have a thin pile. This tight weaving makes it so that your pets’ paws, nails, claws, or teeth won’t get caught in the fibers. Not only does this reduce the snags that appear on your rug, but it also prevents your pet from injuring itself trying to get free from the fibers.

A Safe Rug for a Safe Home

With non toxic fibers, stain resistance, and a thin pile, polypropylene rugs are not only a safe option, but one of the best options for a pet-friendly area rug. With polypropylene protecting your floors both indoors and outdoors, you won’t have to keep a constant watch on your pets to make sure they don’t ruin your floors. 

To find the perfect pet-friendly area rug for your furry friends, view our selection of polypropylene rugs.