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Old 11-06-2007, 12:42 PM   #1
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What are you folks using as a carpet protector and I am not refering to plastic runners but some sort of spray protection, against pet accidents.
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:42 PM   #2
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What are you folks using as a carpet protector and I am not refering to plastic runners but some sort of spray protection, against pet accidents.
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:18 PM   #3
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There's nothing short of a new laminate floor that I know of that will protect from Pet Stains.
I have had pets for over 60 years and stained carpets for most of the same years.
The best cleaner I have found is SPOT SHOT. However if you use very much of it at one time, you had better open all the doors and windows and turn on your vent fans.
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:12 PM   #4
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There is a Teflon spray on the market that will help reduce the absorption rate of pet urine and fecal matter. However, it needs to be handled right away, or it will start down into the fiber of the carpet. It will still make it easier to clean up, but is not bullet proof. It can be bought at carpet stores and janitorial supply houses.
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:54 PM   #5
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Since my pets are the ones lying on the carpet all the time, for their health and well-being, I do not use any teflon spray or scotch-guard on the carpets as I am concerned about long-term contact to these chemicals.

Carry a good carpet shampoo with you when the unexpected happens.
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:01 PM   #6
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Lots of throw rugs on the carpets--then when they get dirty, they go into the washing machine.
Also I like Nature's Miracle which is an enzymatic cleaner for urine, feces, etc.
I also make sure that there are dog beds for them to lay on--I buy the double sided fleece ones. With my older girl who is sometimes incontinent I use a special dog bed for her that has fleece on top of a bed that has a rubber liner so the inside isn't ruined. then I remove and wash--fairly easy. It's made by Masterpiece Pet Products in Lubbock, TX. No relationship to them--just really great products.

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Old 11-07-2007, 03:35 AM   #7
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I guess that is why I don't have any pets. But if I did I would remove all the carpets and use a pergo or tile. Hope I don't start a war but Some people have just tooo many pets in these things.. I have seen 5 german shepards in one coach. Also a lady told me she had 11 cats. One or 2 are pets over that? A lot of work.. I agree with the person above. Not to put any coating on the carpet that could get into the pet and hurt it.
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I agree if you do not want pet urine or fecal matter on your carpet, put down tile or wood. All carpet coming from the mill has "Teflon" on it. Some times called stainmaster and many other trade names. So whether you like it or not, if you have carpet you have Teflon coating on the carpet. It will not harm your pet, it has been tested to great lengths. After all kids play on the carpet to. The subject of too many animals in an RV is a valid one. I have watched people walking 3 or more dogs in the rain and then go right into their RV with them. It is their business, but it makes you wonder.
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:12 PM   #9
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Unless you're a "take your shoes off at the door" shoe nazi, it's only a matter of time before carpet is heavily stained, pets or not. If I were ordering a new RV today I would try to get it without carpet at all. However, my current unit has carpet in the living room and bed room, and I have show dogs. I try to completely cover the carpet with rugs. When they get dirty, I shampoo or replace.

If you have an older pet that is incontenant, buy a baby blanket with the rubber/vinyl in the middle. On top of it, put a 100% polyester blanket. You can find them at Walmart for about $8.00. The poly blanket will not asorb water and helps keep the pet dry. The water will run down to the bottom and be asorbed by the cotton cover on the baby blanket. Due to the rubber sheet in the middle, your floor or bed will not get wet. I've used these very successfully for years with older pets. I try to keep 2 or three sets available and wash the dirty one every day.
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:50 PM   #10
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Thanks, I have two cats and fur balls. They tend to do thier thing when ever and we can't sometime get there in time to catch it. The stuff comming up is pretty harsh and it the cleaner we use has damaged the carpet at home so was looking for something to help in a small space.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:17 PM   #11
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The greatest carpet cleaner we've ever found is FOLEX Instant Carpet Spot Remover made by Folex Company, Spring Valley, CA 91976; www.folex.net. It's available at lots of stores here in the West. Just spray and brush removes almost any stain one can imagine!
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I was a power boater before an rver. On most all larger boats they use color coordinated snap down canvas runners. I am having a local canvas company make room runners for my rig
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We have two Shelties and a cat
After 5 1/2 years of full timing - four years in this motor home - we gave up and installed laminate flooring everywhere except in the driving area.
I am trying to come up with something to replace the carpet on the engine cover now.
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