Have Pets? Flooring Options To Consider

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Have Pets? Flooring Options To Consider

16 March 2022
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If you have pets inside your home, you have a few options in flooring to consider to keep your home looking great and be easier to clean as well. You can even have carpet if you want, you just have to make sure you choose ideal flooring with pets in mind.

Here are some flooring options to consider when you have pets in your home. Your flooring supplier can show you several options that fit your personal style and budget, and you can use this guide to lead you to the best options for your needs.

Commercial carpeting

Commercial carpeting is an ideal flooring option for pets because the close and tight weaves of the flooring option will make cleaning a breeze, and pets won't add a lot of traffic to this flooring style. You can find commercial flooring in a variety of colors, patterns, and styles at your local flooring supplier specialist.

Hardwood flooring

Hardwood flooring is ideal for pets if you choose true hardwoods for your floors and have the floors sealed afterwards. True hardwood flooring options include oak (both white and red), walnut, and even ash. Stay away from pine and other softer woods for your flooring, because these wood options will scratch and dent easily with ample traffic.

Tile flooring

The best type of tile flooring when you have pets is something that isn't absorbent, like ceramic or porcelain tile. If you cannot afford to put ceramic tile in your entire home, consider this flooring option in entryways and areas where pets like to hang out and choose a more cost-effective flooring option in the rest of the home.

Luxury vinyl plank flooring

Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring is a wise option to consider when you want the look of hardwood, tile, marble, stone, or other type of flooring but you don't have a big budget to do so. Luxury vinyl has the added benefit of coming in several durable layers so pets won't wear the flooring option down quickly, all while looking great. Your flooring supplier will show you several LVP flooring options to consider within your budget, and you'll find that many of these options are not only affordable, but very realistic in appearance.

You can have pets and great flooring options too. Choose your budget and visit your flooring specialist to see what floors will look best in your home. Whether you're just doing a single room or your whole house, the right flooring will allow your pets and your floors to coexist comfortably.