There are lots of factors to consider when upgrading your floors. As a pet owner, you may be wondering what the best flooring options are for your remodel. As much as we love our furry friends, they sure can wreak havoc on our homes. Luckily, there are many pet-friendly flooring options to choose from the next time you’re considering an upgrade. We have a few suggestions for you to consider.
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What About Carpet?
Most homeowners love carpet (and we can’t blame them), but it’s usually not the best option for households with fur babies. Although, one option would be to carpet areas your pets don’t have access to, such as bedrooms.
Ultimately, you’ll want to select flooring that is resistant to scratches, stains, and liquid. For example, tile is beautiful and comes in many different styles, patterns, and color tones. Tile is also hygienic, easy to clean, and made to last. One drawback to this flooring option, though, is that it’s colder in the winter months.
Luxury Vinyl Tile
Almost everyone loves the look of hardwood flooring, but it’s not the first choice for homeowners with dogs. This is because their nails can scratch the surface. Plus, hardwood is also more vulnerable to pet accidents.
If you really want this look for your home, though, you could choose a luxury vinyl tile. It’s the perfect choice if you have pets because it can actually mimic the appearance of natural stone, hardwood, or tile. This flooring is an excellent choice due to how easy it is to clean if your furry friend makes a mess. It’s better for your pets and your budget. There are two options: luxury vinyl planks, or luxury vinyl tiles. All in all, it’s very durable and easy to maintain.
Laminate is especially popular in kitchens. And, its surface is durable enough to resist scratches and scuffs, but it does have a wood core. Unfortunately, one downside is that it’s more slippery than other options, so your pets may have a harder time gaining traction. You can install laminate flooring with a textured surface, though, which should help.
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Pet-Friendly Flooring For Your Home
If you have more questions about the perfect flooring for your home, contact us at Dublin Carpet. We’re here to help. We offer a wide range of pet-friendly flooring that is durable, easy to maintain, and easy on the eyes, too. Call us at (925) 833-0165.