Choosing Pet Friendly Flooring
Posted by: Genesis Floors
Pets are an integral part of the family and their needs will certainly affect your flooring choices. As cute as they are, animals have a habit of being destructive, so it’s best that any flooring option you choose can stand up to their abuse. Pets can scratch, stain, and soil flooring with ease, so we’ve got some friendly tips to help you weather the storm that is caring for your four legged friends!
Although hardwood isn’t the most ideal option in terms of durability in a pet friendly household, it still remains the most popular choice. To prevent scratching of your floors, keep your pet’s nails neatly trimmed, and add door mats to every outdoor entrance. Additionally, when the inevitable does happen and there’s an accident, the quicker you clean the mess, the less damage it will cause to your flooring.
Tile is one of the best choices of flooring in regards to owning a pet. Tile is hard, relatively water resistant, and durable, and because of this, it should stand the test of time. Using a proper grout sealer will aid in waterproofing your floor and prevent anything from leaking in. It’s important to consider that tile can be harsh on your pets due to its rigidity, so we recommend putting area rugs down, which not only look great, but will provide your pets a comfy place to lounge.
Luxury vinyl tile or LVT is a fantastic choice for a pet bearing household because it’s durable, low maintenance, and can withstand even the hardest abuse. LVT is going to be the standout performer when it comes to coexisting with your animals, as it has four strong layers, the top layer designed for protection. The protective layering of the luxury vinyl will prevent your pet’s nails from scratching the surface, as well as making sure spills are contained to just the surface, which is why it’s the recommended choice.
Carpet is a tricky flooring option for households with pets, yet it remains immensely popular, and with the right guidance, it shouldn’t be difficult to maintain. From now until December 4th, 2016, with our One Price Makes You Happy event, you can save up to 50% on our Stainmaster PetProtect carpet. Not only does our Stainmaster carpet look great, but it’s durable and easy to clean, meaning very little maintenance for you! Whether you choose our Stainmaster PetProtect carpets, we recommend using liquid odor eliminators containing bio-enzymatic components, and to vacuum on a regular basis.