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Category: Pets

Custom Dog Assist Carpet Stair Treads

People go to great lengths to care for their pet and our Dog Assist Stair Treads can be one of those solutions for your furry family member. We get may custom requests for our Dog Assist Stair Treads and Custom Stair treads alike. Here is one of our projects that we would like to share. This project helped make this little pup climb the stairs with ease.  

The Challenge: Little Pup, Big Stairs

For Chris’s dog, the staircase might as well be Mt. Everest. With the smooth surface of the steps, it also makes it difficult for any dog or pet to gain any type of traction. The homeowners also needed something that blended in with the contemporary style of the home and steps. (Typical sizes measure 8” x 24” and 9” x 27” to fit most steps) The homeowners wanted something that would still allow for the beauty of the stairs to be seen and assistance for their pet to climb the stairs with confidence. This is where our custom options come into play. We are able to cut to different shapes and sizes needed for many projects – this one proving no exception. We worked together with Chris to come up with a design solution to suit his space.  

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Production and Lead Time

Depending on the project lead time from start to finish usually takes 2-3 weeks – from sample selection to your order arrival. Each Dog Assist Stair Tread is cut to fit and bound to complete the look in a coordinating fabric tape. It is sewn into the edge of the carpet tread. This helps prevent wear and gives the stair treads a finished look. For Chris’s project it took about 3 weeks from samples to customization and delivery.  

Final Result

Over A period of a few weeks and sample approval, Chris was able to make a final selection on what worked best in the space. His dog can now climb the stairs with confidence. Not to mention these Dog Assist Stair Treads complement the interior style too!
 
“The steps worked out perfectly and look great! Thanks for the excellent service!”
 
Kind Regards,
Chris
   

When Can I Expect My Custom Stair Treads

  Depending on the project lead time from start to finish usually takes 2-3 weeks – from sample selection to your order arrival. Each Dog Assist Stair Tread is cut to fit and bound to complete the look in a coordinating fabric tape. It is sewn into the edge of the carpet tread. This helps prevent wear and gives the stair treads a finished look.  

Need To Know

When measuring for your custom stair treads like this one we always recommend to stay ½” away from the front of the step. This ensures proper wear of the stair treads. For more unique steps and cut outs. Templates are needed to make your custom creation. They can be made from paper and sent by mail to our location.    

Consider Pattern

Most patterns will work for customization. We like to stay within a 8” -9” pattern repeat so that you can get the most out of the pattern. Otherwise… the pattern can appear to be chopped up and not look visually pleasing. No matter what kind of pet you have, Koeckritz Rugs has the perfect solution for your flooring needs. Check out our rug selections today! For more custom Dog Assist Stair Treads, guidance, and complimentary stair tread samples read below.  Our Dog Assist Stair Treads are also a great help for your senior and aging pet. You can read more stories and reviews here.  
“Our 15 year old dog had become hesitant going down the stairs. While he was unsure about the treads at first, he now goes up and down freely. One review complained about the quality of the double-sided tape that comes with the treads, but we have had no problems with the tape and we have been using it for several weeks now.”
 
“These turned out perfect!! They look great and the custom shapes and sizes turned out so good. We are very pleased!! Definitely recommend. Thank you!”
   
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Keeping Your Rugs Clean, Even with Pets in the House

Keeping your rugs cleanYou love your pet, but you also love your antique or custom rug and want to keep your rugs clean. You certainly don’t need to choose between the two, you need to find a way to clean their messes – or better yet – stop them from happening! We all love our furry friends, but let’s face it, they’re messy creatures. Preventing a bathroom accident or an upset stomach on your rug, or cleaning an already existing one, is easy with these tips.

1. Apply Pet-Deterring Scents

One of the most popular ways to prevent an accident is to make your rug as unattractive as possible to your dog or cat. Thankfully this doesn’t mean anything bad for the rug itself, you just need to apply a scent that your pet will avoid. For dogs, this means a splash of vinegar in the area around your rug. Not directly on the rug itself, just the immediate area surrounding it. Dogs avoid the smell of vinegar and will be less likely to make a mess nearby. The secret weapon to keep a cat away, however, is citrus. This can be a citrus-scented aromatic or a cleaning product – though don’t spray your rug directly with Lysol anytime soon! Since cats are picky about their bathroom behaviors, make sure they’re using their litterbox too – sometimes cats don’t use one because they feel uncomfortable, so consider moving it around. Aside from bathroom or stomach messes, wool is naturally moisture resistant and hides dirt like nothing else, so as long as you clean it regularly, you don’t need to worry about dirt and stains from fur and oils.

2. Cleaning a Mess

Sometimes a dog or cat gets sick or doesn’t make it outside in time. It happens, but it’s no fun to clean. To save yourself some trouble, though, a simple DIY solution makes use of classic improvised cleaning supplies. Vinegar, baking soda, and detergent. Sprinkle a generous layer of baking soda on the mess area and leave it there for anywhere between 30 minutes and a few hours. The longer you leave the baking soda, the better it will absorb scents. Afterward, vacuum it up. Mix vinegar, warm water, and dish washing detergent in a bowl. Take a scrub brush and your cleaning solution to the rug and start scrubbing away, applying a little bit of the fluid at a time. Scrub the area for a few minutes and immediately blot the spot with a paper towel. Leave your rug to dry in an elevated position – or hang it if you can – so that it gets maximum airflow until it’s dry.

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