We all love our pets, but their scratches, hair, and accidental messes can wreak havoc on homes, especially floors. Durable, pet-friendly flooring is a must for any space with dogs, and older or special needs pets can make finding the right pet-friendly flooring even more difficult. Use this guide to learn more about the best dog friendly flooring options for your home.
- Vinyl flooring
Vinyl flooring is versatile, durable, and cost-effective, which makes it a great option for dog friendly flooring. The fact that vinyl is waterproof makes it easy to clean up accidents. There are multitudes of specific vinyl options on the market, like skid and scratch resistance, that make it an excellent option for larger or older dogs. There are also many different styles available so that you can achieve any look, like stone or tile, and still have the benefits of vinyl.
- Tile flooring
Durable and timeless, tile has long been a great dog friendly flooring option. Like vinyl, tile is waterproof and easy to clean, but tile can be slippery for dogs and may not be as well suited for older pets. Tile will hold up well to scratches and messes but can be expensive and is not the most comfortable for dogs to lay on compared to some of the other options on this list.
- Bamboo flooring
Similar to wood, but with distinct differences, bamboo is eco-friendly, strong, and resistant to significant damage like dents and scratches that dogs, especially big ones, could cause. Bamboo is more sustainably sourced than many flooring options, like wood, and efficiently retains warmth, so it is more comfortable for dogs who will be spending lots of time on the floor. One factor that is important to consider when looking at bamboo as a dog friendly flooring option is that the quality of the flooring can differ from harvest to harvest, so some bamboo could be much better quality than others. At Commercial Floor Services, we ensure the highest possible quality for all of our flooring products.
- Carpet flooring
Carpets can add softness to your home while feeling comfortable underfoot for you and your dogs. Carpet is perfect for particular needs or older dogs prone to slipping but is more susceptible to wear and tear, which is inevitable with pets. Carpet can trap dander, hair, fleas, and ticks, and pet accidents in its fiber and is much more difficult to keep clean. It’s also more susceptible to water damage which can be challenging if you are house training a new pet. A carpet is a comfortable option for dog friendly flooring that will be spending lots of time on it, but the difficulty of upkeep when considering the wear and tear that comes with a pet in the home may not be ideal.
- Wood flooring
Wood flooring is a classic option for any home, but it may not be ideal for dogs depending on your lifestyle. In the right environment, wood flooring is durable and long-lasting but can be susceptible to water damage, especially if it sees regular moisture in the same spots. While it can be sanded down and refinished as necessary, wood can stain and wear easier than a more rigid tile material. This dog friendly flooring can be slippery for some pets cost-effective and is perfect for hot climates as it provides a cold space to lay.
Whatever flooring you choose for you and your pets, Commercial Floor Services has the material and installation experience to make sure that you are getting the perfect flooring for your home. With almost 40 years of experience, we Commercial Floor Services will provide you with exceptional sales and installation services. We are committed to making sure your floor will look and perform its best for both you and your furry friends.