When it comes time to renovate your home, you have many options for the flooring. But when you have a pet, you should factor them in as the flooring options are truly an investment you don’t want ruined. Future Vision Remodeling, Inc would like to take a look at your options to help you select the flooring best for your tastes, the style of your home, and your pet.
Best Flooring for Pets
Bamboo Flooring: Bamboo is ideal for homes with pets for many different reasons. With the surface being among the hardest of hardwood flooring, it can handle foot and paw traffic; because the bamboo doesn’t wear out and is fully renewable. Pet owners prefer this flooring to avoid reoccurring pet stains and odors with its stain resistance power.
Carpets: Probably the worst option if you are only looking for the perfect floor for your pets. Damage most certainly expedites the wear and tear from their snagging nails in the carpet, as well as constantly depositing dirt and dander onto the carpet. With even an occasional accident, the stains and odors will mar the condition of your carpet.
Cork Floors: Excellent for pets and people as well, cork is an exceptional option. Reducing the growth of mold and other allergens, it is an antimicrobial type of flooring that has additional advantages. It is scratch resistant with regular maintenance and has a sound absorption quality, causing pets walking across the floor to be not as loud.
Hardwood Flooring: Despite the upgrade status, luxurious hardwood floors are not very pet friendly. Dark stains, terrible odors, and moisture damage like warp and wood rot can occur with any urine accidents as hardwood can absorb liquid into the wood. In addition to accidents, simply leaving the water bowl is not ideal for the same situation minus the odor; regardless the water causes damage as much as urine does. Your pets’ nails are also capable of scratching and scuffing the surface. If you are dead set on hardwood floor despite your furry friend, investing in quality throw rugs, as well as applying high quality urethane coating to increase the scratch resistance and opting for solid hardwood flooring is an option.
Laminate Flooring: The hardness of laminate flooring, if you are partial to hardwood flooring is a more pet friendly option; pet owners may turn to it instead of traditional hardwood. Laminate may provide the décor you want as well as be more durable for pets, but your pets, especially dogs, will find it a challenge to walk or run through the home as they slip and slide. You can opt to have your laminate floor with an embossed or textured finish. Laminate won’t show scratches as easily as some other surfaces, but be sure to lay rugs out to increase comfort and avoid your pet from slipping.
Natural Stone Tile Flooring: Compared to other floor options, stone tile is an amazing selection for pet owners because it does not scratch easily. There is much less reason to worry over how this will impact the condition of the flooring when pets have accidents on the stone tile floor. Again, use area rugs and pet beds to alleviate most of the discomfort your pet can experience. Granite is the hardest of the natural stones and is the best choice for scratch resistance and people with pets. Marble, slate, travertine, and other soft stones are easier for your pets to scratch and require more maintenance.
Vinyl Flooring: Offering scratch and stain resistant, low in allergens, easy to clean and maintain, and even quiet to walk on, vinyl flooring is another optimal options and with the new luxury vinyl flooring is an excellent choice for pets.
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No matter what kind of flooring you choose, Future Vision Remodeling can get the floor installed quickly and efficiently as part of our home remodeling services, leaving you with beautiful floors to enhance your remodel. Contact us to schedule a helpful consultation to inspire you today!