Our four-legged friends spend a lot of time on our rugs. And occasionally—for reasons pet owners are all too familiar with!— the rug gets the worse end of the deal. That’s why pet-friendly rugs are essential household items for the savvy pet owner. To be considered pet friendly, a rug has to meet three nonnegotiable criteria:
- Stain resistant
- Easy to clean
We have some rug recommendations that are sure to stand up to almost anything Fido and Fluffy can throw at them, from muddy paws to sharpening claws. These are also great rugs for high-traffic areas.
Pet-Friendly Rugs for Simple, Sturdy Elegance
If your pet prefers to snooze on a colorful rug with a subtle pattern, both our Willow Grove and Splendor Lake rugs are great options.
The Willow Grove rug is a handwoven rug with a herringbone pattern. It’s made from 100% UV stabilized polyethylene terephthalate—also known as PET, what a coincidence!—which is a durable polyester fiber created from recycled plastics.
Another option, made from similar materials, is our Splendor Lake rug. This one has a subtle trellis pattern, and, like Willow Grove, is woven by hand.
Both of these are indoor-outdoor rugs that are fade resistant with UV protection. PET is a quick-drying material that doesn’t absorb liquids, so it’s not prone to mold or mildew. These rugs are available in six colors and in three sizes to fit your space: 2’3″ x 3′, 5′ x 8′, and 8′ x 10′. Even better: They’re reversible for long-lasting value.
Rugs that Make a Bolder Statement
Sometimes, a space needs some bold pattern to spice it up. These striped pet-friendly rugs will wake up your space so your pet can cavort in style.
Our La Grange rug is perfect for a relaxed space and versatile; you can easily picture it in a cottage or in an urban loft. It has a flat weave that’s handwoven from the same high-performance fibers as Willow Grove and Splendor Lake. Like those two rugs, it’s also reversible, and it’s an indoor-outdoor option.
La Grange is available in black, navy, or camel with a contrasting ivory stripe. It’s also available in three sizes: 2’3″ x 3′, 5′ x 8′, and 8′ x 10′.
Let’s turn to a different kind of striped statement: a traditional rag rug look with a slightly whimsical pattern. This rug is crafted from 100% polypropylene in a traditional braided pattern, and it’s sewn around the sides to ensure it doesn’t unravel.
You’ll never guess where we got the idea for this pattern: Mickey Mouse. That’s right—this Mickey Mouse stripe rug is actually from our Ethan Allen | Disney collection, and it’s inspired by classic color combos from early Disney cartoons. It’s traditional with a twist, and when people ask you about it, you’ll have an interesting story to share! Like our other rugs, it meets the pet-friendly criteria and can be used indoors and out.
The reversible Mickey Mouse stripe rug is available in three color combos and in three sizes: 5′ x 7′, 6′ x 9′, and 8′ x 10′.
Rugs for Kids’ Rooms
Mickey Mouse isn’t only for grown-ups. We have another Disney-inspired option for your favorite kiddo (or the kid in you): our braided Mickey Mouse rug.
Like the Mickey Mouse stripe rug we showed you earlier, this one is reversible, braided, and made from 100% polypropylene, a material that stands up to all kinds of messes, whether they’re made by little humans or furry companions.
We love the concentric braid pattern and the bold color options (there are four). We also love the idea that you can place this rug anywhere. You can stand on it in front of your baby’s crib and sing lullabies, or you can stand on it in front of your kitchen sink, doing dishes while your cat or dog watches (they want to help you, but they don’t have opposable thumbs).
One More Thing
We have a gorgeous new line of Home & Garden fabrics coming out, including indoor-outdoor rugs that meet all the pet-friendly criteria. Take a peek at them in our latest H&G lookbook if you need even more pet-friendly rugs to choose from!
Here’s to all the fun we have with our pets—and how nice it is when the cleanup is easy!