Ready to start a new flooring project, but not sure what will hold up against your dog, cat, lizard, rabbit, parrot, pig, or tiny horse? The experts at Floor Coverings International Southlake are here today to look into the best types of flooring for pet owners. Before we dive in, let’s lay out the criteria that determine whether a material is suitable for pet owners:
- Must withstand scratching, scuffing, scraping, or tearing
- Easy to clean in case of accidents, pet hair, or dirt/debris tracked in
- Comfortable for your pet to lay around on
The Best of the Best for the Pets
Luxury Vinyl Tiles
Extraordinarily easy to clean, resistant to water and scratching, and available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and appearances (including hardwood, stone, and other looks), luxury vinyl tile (LVT) should be one of your very first considerations. These tiles are durable and comfortable underfoot. You and your pets will be happy with the low maintenance and attractive look of LVT.
Tile & Stone
Tile flooring such as ceramic, marble, travertine, terrazzo, granite, and slate are serious contenders for pet owners because they’re extremely easy to clean and can withstand high traffic and heavy wear. Not only are these materials natural and easy to design with, they’re probably the sturdiest floor coverings you can choose. And if disaster does strike, you can always replace the affected tile, saving you time and money.
If you really want to be safe, choose a hardwood with a Janka rating above 1,200 (white oak, maple, hickory, and Brazilian cherry are good). Hardwood is classic and easy to clean, but it’s more sensitive to water. Be sure you know how to properly clean your hardwood floors if you have pets.
Whether you’re looking to overhaul the floors in your home or just fix up a single room, the experts at Floor Coverings International Southlake have got you covered. Our team serves the greater Southlake, Colleyville, Keller, Grapevine area, so schedule a free, in-home consultation today to learn more. Contact us online or call us at our local office to get started!
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