Pets are just as much a part of your family as anyone else. You love them but you also love your home, and pets aren't exactly a dream for your floors. However, these days there are plenty of great flooring options to chose from, as well as many great products for easy cleaning.
The following types of flooring are pet-friendly:
How to Choose the Right Floor for Your Pet
There are advantages and disadvantages to each style of pet-friendly flooring. When deciding which of the three to consider, think about the following things:
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Pets are a great addition to the household, but messes and claws on excited paws can damage your flooring. If your family loves to have dogs and cats around, installing pet-friendly floors is a economical choice that will keep your home looking good for longer.
House or litter trained dogs and cats and still have accidents sometimes or become ill. The last thing any homeowner wants is an unsightly stain in the middle of their flooring. Pet stains can be difficult to remove, so it makes sense to cover your floors with stain resistant flooring in the first place.
Vinyl flooring is easy to clean and care for. Tiles that look like wood, ceramic, stone and decorative patterns are available. If carpet flooring is what you want, consider ones treated with stain-resistant products. Also opt for an under-rug pad that is waterproof to protect the floor structure underneath.
Stain-Resistant Flooring Options for Pets
Scratch-Resistant Flooring Options for Pets
Even if you keep them clipped neatly, a dog's claws will scratch up many types of floor materials and make them look worn and old. This is especially true for parts of the flooring that get a lot of traffic, for example near the doors or in hallways.
Homeowners who love the look of hardwood floors and insist on genuine should choose the hardest options like Brazilian walnut or bamboo flooring. For those with a lower budget, laminates and wood grain tiles can create a lovely look that can withstand your pet's paws.
Vinyl tiles come in a variety of colors and styles that can suit any decor scheme. Other options include dyed cement, sealed stone and ceramic.
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Every pet owner wants their dog or cat to be comfortable and secure at home without sacrificing decor or style. Reduce the amount of wear that pets put on your flooring by choosing scratch- and stain-resistant varieties.
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If you have pets at home, you know the importance of choosing the right type of flooring. Choose carpeting, and one small accident will leave your home smelling for weeks. Choose hardwood, and your pet's fingernails will scratch up the floors. For homes with pets, vinyl flooring is one excellent option. Here are five reasons why.
1. Vinyl Flooring is Durable
Between walking with their sharp nails and having accidents, pets can be very tough on flooring. Vinyl is one durable choice that is sure to last for a long time no matter what your pets put it through. It won't scratch like hardwood or wear out quickly like carpeting.
2. Vinyl Flooring is Moisture Resistant
If your pet has an accident or drools excessively on carpet or hardwood, those fluids can easily get trapped deep within the flooring where they can cause rot and mold. With vinyl, the moisture stays on top where it won't hurt anything until it is wiped away.
3. Vinyl Flooring is Easy to Clean
While cleaning pet messes is never fun, at least vinyl makes it easy. With vinyl, you simply need to sweep and mop as needed. Vinyl requires no special chemicals and no deep cleaning like other types of floors can.
4. Vinyl Flooring is Affordable
Pets can be expensive. Save your bank account by choosing a flooring option that is affordable. Not only is vinyl far less expensive to purchase and install than many other flooring options, but it is easy and affordable to replace as well. You can replace just a board or a tile instead of the whole thing.
5. Vinyl Flooring Reduces the Sound of Your Pets Walking
The sound of your pet's nail click clacking throughout your house can quickly get annoying. Thankfully, vinyl does a great job of dampening pet sounds. Then, you can still hear where your pet is when you want to hear her without having to be constantly bothered by her nails when you don't.
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