Pet owners know there are certain steps you need to take to make your home not only pet-friendly, but pet-resistant as well. Pets can wreak havoc on materials like bedding, flooring, and furniture, so in order to enjoy your home and your pets, you’ll need some options that will withstand the use and abuse of your four-legged friend. When it comes to flooring, there are some great options out there for pet owners:
- Tile: In terms of durability, it’s hard to beat tile. Tile can withstand heavy scrubbing, a not-yet-potty-trained pooch, water dish spills, and most importantly, your pet’s nails. If possible, choose a tile with a little variation and grip to it, such as slate or other textures, since tile can be hard for some pets to walk on without slipping.
- Hardwoods: Hardwoods are a good option for people with pets because they are universally enjoyed, are warmer and softer underfoot than tile, and can be very durable. If you’re worried about spills or accidents, choose hardwoods like oak, cherry, maple or even bamboo. Softer woods like pine will dent easily, especially with larger animals.
- Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring: Luxury vinyl plank flooring marries the best parts of other flooring types and makes an ideal surface for pet owners. Because luxury vinyl plank flooring is affordable, attractive, durable and waterproof, it can withstand almost any type of pet that you might have in your home.
If you’d like to know more about flooring options, contact us at American Floor & Restore today!