We all love our pets. They are great companions. They can make you happy and improve your health too. However, they can be your flooring’s worst foe.

Your furry friends can cause wear and tear on your flooring over time. If you don’t keep their nails trimmed, they can scratch your hardwood or laminate flooring. Pet urine can stain your carpet. The good news is that your furry friends can live in harmony with stylish flooring.

Here are some of the best flooring to install for homes with pets.

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is a long-lasting, durable option for your home if you have pets. Unlike other flooring materials, vinyl provides great traction for your pets. It is an extremely affordable option and can be installed almost anywhere in your home. If you don’t like the “tappity” sound of footsteps on hard flooring surfaces, then vinyl is the right flooring for you.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate floor is known for being incredibly tough, resistant to moisture and long-lasting. It has a melamine layer that makes the flooring easy to clean and makes the surface invincible against dog and cat claws. However, one of the biggest drawbacks of laminate flooring is that it can be quite slippery. Luckily, this can be remedied by placing area rugs in high traffic areas.

Cork Flooring

Cork is also an excellent option for pet owners, as long as you clean up accidents promptly. Although cork flooring is water resistant, liquid spills must be cleaned up immediately. It is an eco-friendly material and is a natural antimicrobial that reduces mold and other allergens. In addition, cork has amazing acoustic qualities, which is an additional perk when your pet has claws that click.

Bamboo Flooring

If you are looking to install hardwood flooring in your home, but you’re worried about pet claws scratching your floor, bamboo is right for you. Unlike hardwood, bamboo flooring is more resistant to warping, damage and water stains. It is easy to clean and maintain, eco-friendly and is usually harder than most hardwood flooring. However, pet nails from larger dogs can scratch the surface of the flooring over time.

Pets are another member of the family. They can cause a lot of damage to your floors, so it is important for choosing the right flooring and managing the upkeep of your flooring. Contact Denver Carpet and Flooring today for more tips on floor maintenance and your flooring options.