Carpeted cat houses are becoming increasingly popular as they provide a warm and comfortable place for your cat to relax. After all, your cat deserves the best! While some people may think that carpeting a cat house is a difficult task, it is actually quite simple.
Read on for a step-by-step guide on how to carpet a cat house.
Before we tell you how to change the carpet of your cat’s house, you may be wondering why you should bother in the first place. After all, cats are known for being clean animals, so why go to the extra effort?
There are several reasons why you will want to change your cat house’s carpeting. Simply said, it becomes old or tears apart, resulting in a major problem since little carpet pieces, and frills will spread all over your home, resulting in a massive cleanup task that will never stop.
Furthermore, while a cat house is supposed to be comfortable and clean for cats to rest in the house, if the carpet is old, stripy, scratchy, and torn apart, your cat will be uncomfortable and may become more interested in picking out the loose strands.
You might need a few materials before you start – old carpet, scissors, measuring tape, new carpet, strong adhesive, and a friend to help you (optional).
Apart from this, you’ll also need some time and patience to successfully place a new carpet in a cat house. Here are three simple steps to help you do just that.
Take Out The Old Carpet
The old carpet needs to be removed before you can put in a new one, so get started on that right away. When carrying out this task, a common mistake that many people make is to just place new carpeting on top of the existing carpet. This will not work as the new carpet will not be able to adhere properly.
Furthermore, if you have an old and tattered carpet, it is important to remove it as your cat may be tempted to chew on it, which could lead to them swallowing pieces of carpet and becoming seriously ill.
Choose The New Carpet
Now, it’s time to choose the new carpeting that you want to attach to the cat house. Keep in mind that while a high-quality carpet is quite durable and should last for a very long time, it also tends to be rather thick and may be somewhat challenging to deal with.
Once you have decided on the carpet you want in your cat’s house, you can proceed to cut it to size with the help of your box cutters and your scissors.
Next, you will need to take the new carpet you bought and have it trimmed to the same measurements as the older carpeting that you removed from the area. By doing this, you won’t have to make any guesses about the dimensions of the carpet pieces you want to cut for your cat’s house.
Attach The Carpet To The Cat House
After you have finished cutting all of the carpet pieces to the exact size, it is time to attach them to the cat housing. Using a staple gun should be enough to do this job. This may be easy or hard, based on the material from which the cat house is built of.
You have the option of using a hammer and nails or a heavy-duty staple gun using carpenter’s staples. Either way, you should be able to get the work done.
The only thing that is left to do at this point is to make sure that the new carpet is risk-free for your cat to use without getting hurt. Make sure that all of the carpeting is completely attached so that your cat will not be able to get caught on any of the edges.
Even more importantly, you need to make sure that there are no loose staples or nails sticking from any place at all, as this may be very harmful to your cat. If you do not do this, your cat could get hurt. Now that you’ve finished, the cat house should look brand new and comfortable.
Now that you know how to carpet a cat house, you can go ahead and do it yourself the next time your cat’s house needs new carpeting. Keep in mind that this is a rather easy task to do, but it is important to take your time and do it carefully so that your cat will be able to enjoy their new house for years to come.