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Stairs and landing- carpet or....what?!!

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kansasmum Tue 02-Aug-16 14:21:04

We have an old puggy who occasionally has peed on landing carpet and despite thorough cleaning with urine removing carpet cleaner etc it's stinky.
I would love to replace it but wish I didn't have to use carpet. Our stairs aren't nice oak etc just ordinary cheapy wood so not sure painting them would work. And what would I do with the landing. Really would like to avoid carpet.

What alternative is there??

wowfudge Tue 02-Aug-16 20:50:32

I would use a stair gate to keep doggy downstairs - the more doddery they get the more the risk they'll fall and hurt themselves aside from peeing indoors.

ginorwine Wed 03-Aug-16 07:30:35

We have bare wood - not esp lovely with runners on landing
I have nice stuff on walls to distract from floor !
I love the look of clean carpet but we gave a four storey house and I Wd be forever cleaning in and teens Wd spill drinks etc
I don't love it but the alternative is worse .
The other option is some carpets are washable even with bleach .

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