Are you among the 44% of U.S. residents who own a domestic pet? If so, then you know how important it is to have a pet-friendly home.
When it comes to flooring, there are many options that can make your home more comfortable for your pets and manageable for you.
Here’s everything you should know about pet friendling flooring.
What to Look For
There are certain qualities you should look for that can tell you whether a product is pet friendly flooring.
There are many vinyl and laminate flooring options today that are scratch resistant. Look for these when you’re shopping for your new floors.
They will prevent wear and tear from your pet’s nails, stay looking new longer, and last longer as well.
Plus, these types of floors are among the cheapest–saving you money upfront and in the long run.
Moisture and Stain Resistant Hard Floors
Most hard floors with scratch resistant will include stain and moisture resistance too. However, it’s always safe to double check.
Moisture resistance will keep the floors from becoming too slippery or damaged from humidity as well as weather dragged in by your pet (e.g. snow, mud, etc.).
The stain resistance is especially helpful for lighter colored and wood floors. It makes cleaning easier and protects your floors so they last longer.
Stain Resistant Carpet
If you’re set on carpet for your home, you should always get stain protected carpet. No matter what type of pet you have, carpets with stain protection will make your life easier.
They will prevent stains from whatever your pet brings in from the outdoors, accidents, illness, and spills.
Pet Urine Protection
Accidents can happen. Be prepared and look for carpet sample labels that say “pet urine protection”.
These carpets will make cleaning up the mess much easier, protect against odor, and are stain resistant.
If your pet has nails, you will want a carpet that does not have loops. Pet’s nails can get stuck in the loops and cause snagging and ripping.
The Best Pet Friendly Flooring Materials on The Market Today
Once you know what to look out for, you can decide on what material would suit your home and your style best. Here are the best materials for pets.
Tile or Stone
Tile and stone floorings are the most durable. They will be able to handle anything that comes along with your pet.
Both stone and tile are scratch resistant and easy to clean. Plus, they do not trap hair like carpet.
Bamboo provides the look of hardwood floors but is stain and scratch resistant and more durable.
It is also easy to keep clean and virtually damage-resistant. It is the perfect option if you’re looking for something environmentally friendly.
Cork flooring is perfect for a house with pets because it is bacterial resistant. This means your pet and your home can safe from any bacteria your pet may bring in.
Cork’s antimicrobial properties mean it protects against mold and allergens, too.
Some cork floors are also scratch resistant, and they absorb sound keeping your home quiet and cozy.
Find Your Pet-Friendly Flooring Today
At Motor City Carpet and Flooring, we have a wide variety of pet-friendly flooring options for you and your furry family.