Pet Friendly Flooring Guide
Picking the right flooring can be a very hard decision for most as there are many things that must be taken into consideration before you make your pick. The decision can be even harder if you are a pet owner. Although it’s important that your choice of flooring meets your needs it must also be on good terms with your pet as flooring can be damaged easily if mistreated by pets.
But no need to fret, here is the ultimate guide to choosing pet friendly flooring…
Non- Glossy is the way to go!
When having a pet in the house you should never choose a glossy floor. Floors with a glossy finish tend to showcase footprints dust and fur/hairs which means lots of cleaning. Whereas, non glossy floors tend to hide away things such as fur and don’t capture your pets footprints. Non- glossy floors also prevent your pets from slipping easily.
Handcrafted hardwood, create a rustic and rough look which helps to hide away scratches, furs/hairs and dents within the woods grain patterns.Handcrafted hardwood also adds an antique natural look to your home while at the same time keeping your maintenance level on an all time low.
Hardwood – A Pet’s best friend
Vinyl – durable, scratch resistant, washes out sound of pets.
Laminate- durable, long lasting, not easily scratched.
Hardwood- strong/durable, scratch resistant, can be refinished.
Above are the top 3 flooring choices for pet owners; laminate, hardwood and Vinyl. As you can see all of these are great flooring choices for pet owners but hardwood would probably be your best pick.. Hardwood comes in many looks and finishes and has excellent durability so both you and your can be satisfied.
Although strong and durable floors are said to last a lifetime, in order for this to happen it is important for them to be taken care and both you and your pet are responsible for this.
Now that you’ve taken a look at your different pet friendly flooring options it is time to look over ways to keep your wood safe from your pets.
- While running around pets can easily scratch wood with sharp nails so it is important you cut your pet’s nails occasionally to prevent scratches and dents.
- Clean up urine or any dirt tracked in by you pet as soon as you can. Acid in urine can damage wood if left uncleaned for a certain period of time.
- Water can easily damage wood if it isn’t wiped up quickly. Therefore, mats should be placed underneath water bowls and litter boxes.