How to Purchase Pet-Friendly Flooring for Your Home
Choosing the right flooring for your home can be tricky because of everything you have to consider. Budgets, aesthetics, your lifestyle, your family and your pets all play a role in determining the right flooring underneath.
Things to Consider When Purchasing Pet-Friendly Flooring
When you’re looking to purchase flooring for your home, you need to consider what type of daily wear and tear it will need to endure. When pets are added into the equation, you probably need to look at flooring that’s resistant to scratches and damages. You also may need something that’s easy to clean, has traction for your pets, and is comfortable for them to lay on.
Types of Pet-Friendly Flooring Options
The more durable your flooring, the most resistant it will be to scratches from your pet’s nails. However, durability sometimes sacrifices traction and comfort for your pet. Luckily, there are plenty of types of flooring to choose from that can help you find the best for you.
Hardwood: hardwood can be quite durable against scratches if you get a hard-enough wood, and it’s easy to vacuum and sweep to keep it clean of pet hair. However, hardwood flooring also is incredibly expensive and can be prone to stains or water damage if not taken care of properly.
Carpet: carpet can be quite cozy for your friends. Unfortunately, carpet can be easy for your pet to destroy with their nails or teeth, especially if you have a puppy, and is prone to stains. However, carpet tiles are easily replaced and overall a more budget-friendly option.
Luxury Vinyl Tile: LVT flooring is super budget-friendly, scratch-resistant and easy to clean. Alternatively, it can dull easily, and water or pet urine can cause mildew or rippling.
Stone Tile: tile flooring is hard, easy to clean and scratch-resistant. However, because of its durability, it can be cold underfoot, slippery for pets, and uncomfortable for them. While tile is long-lasting and timeless, it’s one of the more expensive flooring options.
Work with Your Local Flooring Experts
At Double J’s Installations, Inc., we’re experts in all things flooring. We can help you determine what flooring will work best for your lifestyle and have our professionals install it a pain-free, affordable way. To learn more, reach out to our team at Double J’s Installations, Inc.