Your pets are family, providing companionship and fun. As four-legged household members, there is always the chance they track in mud or have an occasional accident if they’re left alone for too long. To help keep your home looking and smelling fresh, choosing pet-friendly flooring is always a smart investment.
No matter whether you are building a new home, or you need a new floor replacement when renovating your existing home, here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the most popular flooring options available today.
Carpeted floors are plush, providing soft areas for your animals to sleep and relax. All family members are sure to find this new floor replacement comfortable and welcoming. If you invest in pet-resistant carpeting, you can reduce maintenance. This type of carpet is useful at reducing pet odors, more convenient to clean, and more durable than standard carpeting.
Tile flooring is a great flooring option for pet owners with older or younger animals with potty training troubles. Tile flooring is straightforward to clean, and even multiple accidents won’t damage the finish. Further, it is suitable for animals with short or retractable claws. Putting down area rugs and carpeting can help make tile floors more comfortable and welcoming.
While natural wood flooring is beautiful, it isn’t as pet-friendly as other flooring options. Accidents can result in stains. Pets with long or sharp claws can scratch or damage wood surfaces. Another drawback of wood flooring is that dust and hair collect in corners. If easy cleanup and straightforward maintenance are essential to you, hardwood flooring is probably not among the top flooring options.
If you love the look of wood floors, but you’re not crazy about the cost or the needed upkeep, laminate flooring offers the best of both worlds. Laminate flooring has the appearance of wood; however, it is more affordable, easier to clean, and less likely to stain or scratch, even if you have multiple pets in your home.
Vinyl flooring is durable, cost-effective, and resistant to liquid. Homeowners who choose vinyl flooring don’t have to worry about spills or accidents penetrating through to sub-flooring. Vinyl flooring comes in a variety of colors and styles, offering homeowners the chance to get creative with their flooring.
Stone floors are appealing in kitchens, bathrooms, and foyers. Some varieties of stone are porous, so using a sealer helps to protect the surface from damages from moisture and pet accidents.
Undoubtedly, new flooring represents a significant investment in your home. For pet owners, considering your special requirements ensure your floor is right for you, and cleaning services from Doiggs Restoration keep it looking fabulous for years to come.