The hardwood floors underneath my beautiful new FLOR carpet had become hazardously slippery to my sweet three-legged wonder pup, Celia.
Her travels through my home – from area rug in the living room to area rug in the master, for instance – forced her to cross ‘little oceans’ of hardwood floors, where she would often lose her balance and slip, causing pain and potential injury to her one back leg. I know this issue to be a concern for owners of older pets, as well, who see their animals’ balance grow unstable over time, and heartbreaking falls become more common.
I had tried non-slip booties for Celia – really, I had tried everything – as I honestly thought that deploying carpet would be a true sacrifice in style and cleanliness in my casa.
However, after visiting the FLOR Store in Dallas and working with Sean (FLOR’s design consultant at the store), I came away pleasantly surprised. I absolutely LOVE my FLOR carpeting – the gorgeous patterns designed (one for entry and master, another for living – and all flowing seamlessly, smartly together!), the quality of the line, the smooth install process.
FLOR warmed up the entry, living and master so much – in terms of both style and coziness. And the flexibility of changing out a tile should there be an accident of any kind (pet? wineglass? : ) is just fantastic.
Celia is SO happy, too. Literally, she stretches out and smiles.
Thanks loads to Sean for his TLC and the amazing design work he did for the new FLOR wool carpeting in my home! I absolutely love the finished product, and have received so many compliments!
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If you’ve seen the cover of our new fall catalog, you probably noticed the adorable dog sitting attentively on one of our new styles: Line, Please. (Yes, he is real … we think he’s a
Wire Fox Terrier. Update: The pooch is a she (Sophie) and she’s a Lakeland Terrier. We were close and she’s still super adorable!).
For anyone who has ever owned a pet you know there are occasional mishaps that accompany these adorable little creatures – kitty scratches on furnishings or pillows, puppy accidents on the carpet, or the periodic chewing of your favorite rug or shoes.
But fear not – it is possible to have a beautiful home without having to oust your furry friend. One of the secrets in designing a pet-friendly home is choosing materials that work for you instead of against you. That means, choosing textiles or patterns that can actually help to camouflage things like pet hair, accidents, snags or spills.
(above: Mild Mannered – Thyme)
(above: Level Setting – Black)
(Above: Sound Check – Pewter)
(Above: Reverb – Persimmon & Magenta)
These low-profile styles are less likely to trap pet hair or soil and use variations in color and texture that give them extra camouflaging qualities, making them perfect for homes with pets.
Check out more reasons why FLOR is the smart answer for beautiful, well-designed homes that happen to have pets (or kids).
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