What is the Best Flooring for Pet Owners?

Furry and fluffy, feathery or scaley, our favorite pets come in all shapes, sizes, and species! A home with pets is undeniably more fun and active but will also experience an extra degree of unpredictability and occasional accidents. It pays to invest in the best flooring for pets to both minimize stress and arm your household for whatever may occur. In addition to providing desired style and easy cleanup, these flooring options will allow your pets to roam freely and spend time with the family indoors without worry:

Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Flooring

If you’re afraid to invest in genuine hardwood floors because of your pets, that’s understandable! Since claws, scratches, pet accidents, knocked-over water bowls, as well as spilled food and drink, will all pose threats to your pristine wood planks, we love the versatility of 100% waterproof Luxury Vinyl Planks or Tiles (LVP/LVT) to capture your favorite wood visuals. Not only are luxury vinyl floors a breeze to clean up and even mop, but you will also never have to worry about your floors being damaged by water or liquid anywhere in the home. This tough flooring option offers a rigid top layer to protect against scratches as well as attached antimicrobial underlayment that resists mold and mildew growth while adding extra sound insulation from energetic pets!

Laminate

For an extra tough, pet-friendly floor that can easily handle the wear and tear of daily life, high-quality laminate flooring will offer the protection and durability of an aluminum oxide surface. Laminate products are prized for offering greater water resistance than wood, along with incredibly realistic textures thanks to today’s advanced manufacturing technology. When accidents occur, laminate floors are exceptionally easy to clean, and many products are certified for below-grade installation if your pets have the run of the basement. In addition to resisting scratches and dents with ease, laminate products come with impressive warranties and are tremendously easier to repair than hardwood floors over time.

Tile & Stone

Perfect for adding classic upscale style, water resistance, and durability to kitchens, bathrooms, and other rooms in the home, tile flooring and natural stone will withstand life with pets easily and admirably. To achieve maximum protection, you may explore sealing the outer tile surface for greater resistance to stains, scratches, moisture, and mold. Homeowners cherish tile floors since they are extremely easy to care for and in a home with pets, this waterproof, hypoallergenic surface will be a dream to maintain! Also, if your family lives in a humid climate, a cool tile floor is the perfect surface for your pets to find relief and relax on.

Carpeting

Perhaps soft carpet wasn’t your first pick as the best flooring for pets, but the right carpet fiber and carpet construction combination will work well in your home! Since loop carpets can get snagged by nails and claws, a cut and loop carpet will add softness, texture to handle high traffic, and hide stains and dirt better between cleanings. Shags and friezes will be more difficult to keep clean, but low-profile patterned carpet will look fresh for longer! Investigate which carpet fiber suits your household needs the best, but nylon, polyester, Triexta, and olefin will generally provide the best matches for life with pets.

We want our lovable creatures to be around us as much as possible in the home and the best flooring for pets will help you achieve true peace of mind. Contact us today and we’ll help you begin selecting the perfect styles to complete your pet-friendly home!