With about 63 percent of all U.S. households having a pet, it’s safe to say we love our animal friends. But they can be tough on your home, especially some types of floors. Beyond the dirt and hair, their nails prove to be the most difficult problem. If you don’t keep them trimmed, they could scratch a laminate or hardwood floor. However, there are plenty of hard surface flooring options that are pet-friendly.
Vinyl flooring: a popular flooring option to consider if you have a pet since they are extremely durable, long-lasting and resistant to moisture, scratches and dents. They are also easy to maintain without sacrificing style for durability. Another great benefit? Vinyl floors often dull the sound of your pet’s nails when they walk across the floor.
Laminate flooring: the look of hardwood flooring, while providing a durable surface for your pets. With laminate, you’ll have fewer concerns about moisture, dents and scratches.
Now some hard surface floors do have limitations. Hardwood flooring, for example, requires special care with pets in the home. If your pet creates any spills or puddles, you have to mop them up immediately because the boards can stain and warp from moisture. Pet nails and toys can also ruin a hardwood floor. The best advice for pet owners with hardwood floors is to keep your pet’s nails trimmed and keep their toys in a different room.
Conklin Bros. reminds you that when you’re choosing a new floor, simply consider what will make your pet feel at home and give you peace of mind. Talk to an expert at Conklin Bros. Floorcovering to find out more about the right floor for your home. Call 1-800-750-2250 today!