Pet owners consider their animal friends as family members. Most of them love their pets as much as they love their children. However, they can be your floor’s worst enemy. Your furry friends will undoubtedly cause wear and tear on your floor over time.
Survey reveals that about 63% of all American households have a pet. That’s plenty of shedding and a lot of long nails tearing at your floors. More often than not, your pets can damage the floor by scratching it and relieving themselves on it.
Whether you’re building a new home or just remodeling, here are some flooring options that are best pet owners like you.
Laminate floors can imitate the look of hardwood floors. This is good news for those who want to install hardwood flooring, but are hesitant to do so because of the amount of damage dogs can bring to it. While laminate flooring is not waterproof, it will not incur damage as long as you clean up spills and urine right away. Plus, it is resistant to scratches.
Most people think that tiles are completely waterproof, but they’re not. So when choosing a flooring for your home, opt for ceramic or porcelain tiles. While different types of tiles offer different levels of protection against liquids, these types of tiles are more water-repellant. Plus, they’re easy to clean and maintain. To prevent water absorption, we recommend using grout to seal the spaces in between tiles.
Since most dogs relieve themselves wherever and whenever they want, it is best to choose a floor covering that is completely waterproof. This is one of the strongest points of vinyl flooring. Plus, it is also easy to clean and scratch resistant. Most importantly, it is a very affordable flooring option.
If you want an eco-friendly product for your home, then bamboo is the right flooring for you. The good news is that bamboo can stand up to more traffic and can withstand stains and scratches better than traditional wood floor; thus, making it a good choice for pet owners.