If you have a pet, you know they can be tough on your floors. To help you select a suitable floor to stand up to life with the animal members of your family, here's an overview of some of the most popular types of flooring — and how each might hold up with dogs, cats and other furry friends.
One of the biggest issues with pets and floors is scratching, even pets that don't actively scratch floors can still leave their mark just by walking, running or jumping around.
But, with revolutionary flooring materials you can have the gorgeous floors you want even with a playful, furry, accident-prone pet at home. You just need to find the right type of flooring!
Here is a list of flooring materials that make great options for home with fur babies.
Vinyl flooring is a popular flooring option for families with pets. Luxury vinyl tile and vinyl sheet are highly durable, long-lasting, and resistant to water, scratches and dents. They’re also easy to maintain, clean and install at affordable pricing.
If you choose vinyl you're sure to enjoy the benefit of softening the sound of your pet’s nails when they walk across the floor!
Luxury vinyl tile is an excellent choice for homes with furry companions. Vinyl tile or LVT is known for it’s long-lasting durability, easy cleaning and 100% waterproof planks. If these planks are exposed to water they will not swell, buckle or lose integrity.
Another great benefit of Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring is it comes in a variety of looks. From luxurious wood looks to stone, slate and ceramic with a textured surface that not only makes it seem like the real thing but provide slip resistance to our pets paws.
Vinyl sheet flooring is resilient flooring that comes in a roll, so there are few seams and no grout, but you can still get the realistic hardwood and natural stone styles with all the benefits of LVT. Most Vinyl Sheets are treated with an innovative protective finish that repels soil and spills, making clean-up incredibly easy.
Not many people think about carpet when they are thinking about pet friendly flooring but StainMaster is a game changer. Their carpet fibers have built-in stain protection against even the most messy of pets. These carpets are color safe, fade resistant and easy to clean.
Some key features of these products are: