Pets are an integral part of the family and their needs will certainly affect your flooring choices. As cute as they are, animals have a habit of being destructive, so it’s best that any flooring option you choose can stand up to their abuse. Pets can scratch, stain, and soil flooring with ease, so we’ve got some friendly tips to help you weather the storm that is caring for your four legged friends!
Although hardwood isn’t the most ideal option in terms of durability in a pet friendly household, it still remains the most popular choice. To prevent scratching of your floors, keep your pet’s nails neatly trimmed, and add door mats to every outdoor entrance. Additionally, when the inevitable does happen and there’s an accident, the quicker you clean the mess, the less damage it will cause to your flooring.
Tile is one of the best choices of flooring in regard to owning a pet. Tile is hard, relatively water resistant, and durable, and because of this, it should stand the test of time. Using a proper grout sealer will aid in waterproofing your floor and prevent anything from leaking in. It’s important to consider that tile can be harsh on your pets due to its rigidity, so we recommend putting area rugs down, which not only look great, but will provide your pets a comfy place to lounge.
Carpet is a tricky flooring option for households with pets, yet it remains immensely popular, and with the right guidance, it shouldn’t be difficult to maintain We carry the highest quality brands with 1000s of flooring samples in all colors, types and designs in our showroom ready for you to see, feel and touch to see which is the perfect fit for you and your pets.
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