The Best Flooring for Pet Owners
If you’re thinking about getting a pet, we’re sure that you’ve thought through adjustments to your home such as pet doors and where to put their bed, but have you considered which flooring might be best for you and your pets? While pets are a joy in many ways, they can be a bit of a burden on your home thanks to shedding fur, little accidents before they’re properly house trained and trailing in mud from the outdoors.
Worried about your flooring yet?
We’ve got a few notes on different types of flooring for pet owners to help you save yourself a few headaches down the line….
We know they’re cosy for you, but carpets are the worst type of flooring for pets. Dogs in particular carry a very distinct scent and the material of the carpet will soak that right up and leave you with an odour you can’t get rid of no matter how hard you try. In addition to the smell, dog hairs will get lodged in the carpet and unless you have an extremely powerful vacuum cleaner, they’ll stay there.
Vinyl flooring makes a fantastic choice for dog owners. Scratch-resistant and noise-reducing, LVT flooring is also water-resistant meaning that accidents are easily mopped up without causing any major problems, plus it won’t stain!
Some hard flooring options such as stone, tile or concrete may be tempting as in theory, they’re the easiest to clean in terms of sweeping up pet hair or cleaning away mud brought in from the outside. However, these kinds of floors can be incredibly cold in the winter months which will end up being uncomfortable for both you and your pets!
Do you love following all the latest eco-friendly trends? Bamboo is one of the most popular flooring trends of the moment. As a natural material, bamboo is great if you’re puppy training as it’s water resistant. However, if not finished properly it can be easily scratched if you don’t keep claws in check.
One of the most popular types of flooring for homeowners, laminate flooring is also fantastic for pet owners. Laminate flooring resists scratches and scuffs and as long as you mop them up quickly enough, you don’t need to worry about accidents ruining your flooring.
Ultimately, the two most important factors you need to consider are:
- Is my flooring scratch resistant?
- Is my flooring waterproof?
We offer a vast selection of flooring that fits this criteria at Leader Floors. We recommend laminate or vinyl flooring for pet owners, but if you’d like to discuss the suitability of any other styles of flooring please don’t hesitate to give us a call.