Pet Friendly Floor Covering Options

Our four legged friends quickly become a part of the family and will have an impact on the choices you make when deciding how to make your home more comfortable and relaxing. Although we love our pets, they can cause some unwanted messes throughout the house. From pawing at a rug and innocent accidents on the carpet, pets do better on some flooring options than others. Depending on the size and breed of your pet, you may want to consider changing your floor to better suit your pet’s habits and make it easier for you to keep your floors clean and looking new.

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is a great flooring option for families that have pets. Vinyl flooring is highly durable, long lasting, and resistant to moisture, scratches and dents. Vinyl floors are also very easy to maintain and require little elbow grease to keep looking new. Another great benefit of vinyl flooring is that is softens the sound of your pets paws pounding along the floor. Some home owners complain of the low tip tapping sound that accompanies harder floors when coupled with a dogs paw steps. Vinyl floors will reduce the sound from your pet’s steps.

Laminate Flooring

If you have a pet that has free rein around the house then laminate flooring is a great flooring option for your home. Laminate flooring usually comes with a protective layer that will prevent any scratches, stains and scuffs. Dust mopping, regular vacuuming and a damp mop are great and easy ways to keep laminate floors looking clean and new. Although laminate floor do not provide the sound dulling that vinyl floors do, laminate floors make it extremely easy to sweep or vacuum up animal hair. If your vacuum has a bare floor setting, this will be a great help in keeping animal hair managed throughout your home.

Hardwood Flooring

Many homeowners choose to install hardwood floors in their home and run into problems with their pets after the floor has been installed. Hardwood flooring is very beautiful and can dramatically change the look of your home. However, if you have pets, it is important to consider a few things before you install hardwood flooring. If your pet has an accident, it must be immediately cleaned up. Any moisture to your hardwood floor can lead to stains and warping. A pet’s claws can do a serious number on hardwood floors, so if you do decide to go with this option, make sure that your pets nails are regularly trimmed to avoid any unnecessary scratches or claw marks.

Man-made and Natural Stone Tile Flooring

The absolute best flooring option for a home with pets is tile. Tile is durable, inexpensive to install, easily maintained and makes for super easy pet cleanups. A tile floor will actually help your pets nails stay filed down on their own and tile floors often provide a cool area for your pet to escape from the heat outdoors. A cool tile floor feels great on a pet’s belly. Pet spills and accidents are no big deal when they happen on a tile floor. For any cleaning and restoration your tile or stone floor needs, contact Silver State Floor Restoration.

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