Choosing the right type of flooring for your home is no easy task. Add your furry friends into the equation now and you get a whole list of factors to consider before you make your selection. Even though they are proud members of the family, our furry companions love to keep us busy and they often leave stains, odours or scratches that can quickly damage any floor surface.
The good news? Even with your scratchy pet, you can still have a beautiful and shiny floor. It’s important to invest in the right type of flooring that your pets will find comfortable and you will still love.
To make your job easier, we’ve got you covered with the most popular pet-friendly flooring options that your dogs and cats will enjoy while you can rest assured your floor remains stain-free and scratch-resistant:
Vinyl flooring is an attractive and pet-friendly option that is resistant to scratches, dents and is more durable than natural wood or stone flooring. Luxury Vinyl Tiles are also waterproof which is ideal if your pet is prone to accidents or loves to bring the water inside the bedroom after a good bath.
Additionally, the vinyl tiles are easy to clean, removing dust and dirt particles easily with a regular sweep. The tiles come in a variety of shapes, colours and forms that can be fitted in any room and which are produced with rich, bold and natural colours in order to appear detailed and realistic. Therefore, you can relax knowing you won’t need to compromise on the style and design of your home environment.
Wood flooring can meet your required aesthetics while still providing a comfortable option that your furry companions will enjoy. If you are on a budget, engineered wood flooring provides an affordable and highly durable solution that will keep the floor surface easy-to-clean and warm for your pets. Whilst similar to solid wood flooring, engineered wood flooring has a versatile nature which can withstand high levels of moisture and changes in temperature.
With the look and texture of a wood or stone floor, laminate floors are tough, water resistant and durable which is why they are becoming so increasingly popular. Laminate floors are much more affordable than solid hardwoods, as well as they are easy to maintain, thus being a favourable choice for homeowners.
However, laminate flooring might not be the best flooring choice if you have older pets as it can get quite slippery and it doesn’t offer much grip for your pets’ paws. To prevent that, you can choose a textured laminate with a stronger thickness so you can eliminate the paws’ sounds and give your pet some extra traction.
Regardless of what floor you choose, you can take several precautions to ensure your floors are long-lasting and spotless:
– Trim your pets’ claws on a regular basis to minimise the scratches on the floor surface
– Hoover regularly to remove the fur and paw-dirt and keep your floors clean
– Establish a grooming routine for your pet after every walk outside
– Keep your pet’s food area clean and regularly wash their dishes
Are you ready to upgrade your flooring to keep both you and your furry friends happy? Get in touch with our team today to discuss your new home improvement project.