A Buyer's Guide to Carpet
"Loops catch on pet nails, both hurting the pet and damaging the
"If you have young children or pets, it's probably best to go with a
plush style to avoid the possibility of snags."
I just bought a brand new house and I am doing quite a few upgrades. I
was wondering should I upgrade my carpet to berber? ... In addition, I
have a dog (lab)...
Forget Berber, you have a dog and it will snag the carpet. If you want
to upgrade go with a carpet that will tolerate dogs and the occasional
heavy foot traffic you have...
"Berber is notorious for raveling at the edges or even in the main area
of a room if just a little piece gets hooked on a high heel or if the
dog or cat gets a paw or claw caught in it."
"Carpet with loop yarns also isn't a good idea if you have pets. "Dogs
will get their nails stuck in the loops," says Jonnie Baker, an owner
of Bakers Sharp Floors in Clovis, Calif. "Carpets also can unravel if
pets get their claws in them."
Etc etc etc... I'm not making this up :)