Published on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
Pets are an important member of the family, and should be taken into consideration when purchasing new flooring. Did you know that an average of 63% of U.S. households have a pet. These furry family members come in many shapes and sizes, making it tough on particular flooring options. Typically, the most troublesome problem with pets and flooring is the pets’ nails causing indents and permanent marks and scratches. Not to mention potty training and shedding, many factors should be considered. Scottsdale Flooring America is covering the most pet friendly flooring options that will keep your beautiful new floors damage free.
Vinyl flooring has become one of the most trusted flooring options for homeowners with pets. Both luxury vinyl and vinyl sheet options are trusted because of their resistance to scratching, moisture, and is highly durable making it ideal for bigger pets such as large breed dogs. Cleaning vinyl flooring is a breeze, and doesn’t require specialized products to maintain. This affordable flooring option offers a soft step that cancels loud steps or nails scratching along the flooring.
Although this is one of the toughest flooring options within many flooring showrooms, these hard surface floors have a breaking point and vulnerabilities. Most flooring experts believe that hardwood flooring and pets aren’t a winning combination. Moisture can soak into the boards of hardwood causing stains, warps or discoloration, meaning any potty accidents or spills need to be cleaned up immediately to prevent these damages. Animals with longer nails also cause scratches in the hard surface that are impossible to remove. If you’re seeking hardwood flooring with pets, the nails should be regularly trimmed.
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Laminate flooring offers many of the same characteristics and benefits to homeowners as the vinyl flooring options. While the laminate itself is not quite as durable, many manufacturers offer laminate flooring finishes that protect against wearing, scratches, scuffs and whatever else pests can manage. For everyday cleaning, a vacuum or dry mop is all you need for cleaning. Deeper cleaning is typically treated with a laminate flooring cleaner.
As flooring experts from Scottsdale Flooring America speak to homeowners about their lifestyle and choices for flooring, asking about pests is a common question. Understanding your pets makes it easier to suggest the perfect flooring options. Visit the Scottsdale Flooring America showroom to learn about the various pet friendly flooring options.