best carpet protection

have 2 poodles (standard) and 1 sloppy wife. getting new carpet next monday....other than changing the household, what's the BEST carpet protection available to protect 1100 sq ft of carpet? thanks much
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Buying a carpet that's resistant to stains, such as a Stainmaster, buying a carpet that is a color and pattern that will not show stains and wear, and trying to train the wife and dogs to be better behaved. http://www.stainmaster.com/page/warranties
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On Wed, 23 Mar 2011 17:18:56 -0700 (PDT), RicodJour

yep, getting stainmaster...and training the dogs and wife is pretty much a lost cause...
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Dogs and carpet don't go together. If you could figure where a dog will do dirty business, you could cover that area with something waterproof. But you can't figure where a dog will do dirty business. A dog will piss under a table. Or a seldom traveled place. You might not notice it for days. The piss will soak through into the padding. Depending on the dog's chemistry, it can stink forever. If there is decent wood underneath, the piss can stain the wood. It will dissolve the varnish over time. They sometimes puke in "private" places too. Then you got your diarrhea, dog body odor stinking up any place where it nests a long time, etc, etc. You say you are "getting new carpet next monday." So all this will do is give you something to worry about. You should just forget you asked. And don't read this reply.
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On Thu, 24 Mar 2011 05:32:19 -0500, Vic Smith

i'm hoping to use some of the old carpet in high traffic areas as a cover..

yeah got a cat that's quite old as well...have all bases covered it seems
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On 3/23/2011 8:00 PM, bpuharic wrote:

I presume wife is an enthusiastic cook/indoor gardener, and not leaky like the poodles? But seriously- what are you thinking? Carpet is contra-indicated in your environment. As much as I hate laminate, put down some of that, and buy a couple dozen small rubber-backed throw rugs, that can fit in the big-boy washer at the laundromat, or survive manual cleaning at the coin-op car wash. (After which you hang them over the fence till they drain enough to roll up and put back in the car. If you have a truck, you can hang them over your own fence till they dry.)
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we have laminate in the kitchen. looks good, but dont want it for the rest of the house...might try scotchguard
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bpuharic wrote:

While laminate is the biggest bang for the buck, there are alternatives.
One of which is an electric fence for the dogs... and maybe the wife.
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