The Best Flooring Options For Your Pet

For many of us, our pets are a part of our family. We feed them, shelter them, and some even clothe them. They are a part of our day-to-day lives, and while they are not always perfect, we wouldn’t have them any other way. 

Whether we’re talking about a dog, cat, rabbit, or any type of furry friend living indoors, the kind of flooring inside your home matters. Sure, we all want attractive, stylish, and budget-friendly flooring. Still, other considerations must be made if you’re a pet owner. This blog will detail some of those considerations and highlight the best flooring options for pet owners. 

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Engineered hardwood is a good flooring option for pets and homeowners who want the beauty of hardwood but at a lower cost. With engineered hardwood, pet owners are getting flooring that is more water-resistant than traditional hardwood flooring, thus making for less of a concern when pet accidents occur. 

Engineered hardwood is attractive, easy to maintain, and, as previously mentioned, more affordable than traditional hardwood. 

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring offers several excellent benefits for pet owners. Perhaps the most valuable is the scratch-resistant technology inherent in laminate flooring. Thanks to this built-in protection, laminate floors, generally speaking, will not take on damage from pet claws walking across the floor. And what’s more, laminate is tough on spills and stains too. Meaning that should any pet-related accidents occur, homeowners need only wipe them up with a cloth in a somewhat timely manner to avoid long-term damage. 

For homeowners with pets looking for flooring that can withstand having animals in the home, look no further than laminate. 

Tile Flooring

Tile floors are synonymous with durability, making them perfect for homeowners and pets. Not only are tile floors durable to handle paws, claws, and any other mishaps, but there is also incredibly low maintenance. Simply by sweeping your tile floors regularly, they will continue to look great and function well. 

Tile floors may be more costly than the other flooring options on this list, but with that cost comes the continuous guarantee of beauty, durability, and unparalleled ease of maintenance. 

For all these reasons, tile floors are worth considering if you’re a pet owner. 

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl floors, much like laminate floors, offer resistance to liquid spills and scratches and, thus, hold definite appeal to those with pets. But where the two types of flooring differ is luxury vinyl’s ability to hold up against water and moisture. Laminate floors are good on spills but are susceptible to water damage in ways that vinyl is not, which is suitable for homes where pets might be prone to accidents. Luxury vinyl is low-maintenance, durable, and incredibly attractive. 

Moreover, luxury vinyl floors offer a resiliency in their makeup that provides pets with more cushion when walking. This cushion is easier on their paws, joints, and bodies overall. For some homeowners, this will be a more critical factor than others. 

Are you interested in learning more about pet-friendly flooring options? Contact us today!