Mostly over half of American households have a pet. What is there not to love about having an animal best friend. But let’s be honest, maintenance of floors when having pets is a bit challenging.
One of the biggest problems with pets is their nails. If you don’t keep those nails trimmed, they could scratch and damage laminate or hardwood floor. But this article will help you choose some pet friendly floor choices so your floors look wonderful and the least of your worries is your pet.
Vinyl flooring is popular flooring option for families with pets. These floors are durable, long-lasting, resistant to moisture, scratches and dents and they are also easy to maintain. Best part that it softens the sound of your pet’s nails when they walk across the floor.
Laminate is also a great choice if you have a pet who has the run of the house. You may buy some laminate floors that are protected against scratches, stains, and scuffs. Laminate is very easy to clean. Just dust mop or vacuum regularly and use a damp mop. If your pet creates any spills or puddles on your hardwood floor, you have to mop them up immediately because the boards can stain and warp from moisture.
Look for hardwood flooring that have finishes combined with acrylic micro-beveled edges. This type of hardwood flooring resists scratching because the beveled edge give your pets’ nails something to grip onto as they cross the floor. Hardwood flooring with a rustic or distressed look is a good design choice since it already shows signs of wear or tear (that’s the look) and will hide imperfections. We also recommend selecting flooring with a lower gloss level to help hide additional marks that may occur.