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
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.
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.
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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