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3 Pet-Friendly Floor Options that Last

Posted April 29, 2022

Choosing the right flooring as a pet owner requires some careful considerations. You’ll need to select a flooring that suits your personal taste while also making sure that it’s durable enough to handle the wear and tear from your furry friends.

Fortunately, there are plenty of flooring options that will align with your style and also withstand pet traffic. Below are three pet-friendly flooring options to consider for your next home improvement project.

1. Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury vinyl tile is a popular option for pet owners because it’s durable and long-lasting. The outer layer of vinyl flooring is typically scratch-resistant, so your pets’ claws won’t leave behind deep scratches. LVT is also easy to maintain - a mess or accident from your pet can be quickly wiped up without doing any damage.

If you’re looking for a recommendation on LVT, check out COREtec. All COREtec luxury vinyl planks and tiles are 100% waterproof and look beautiful in any space. With this option, you can have a beautiful, elegant floor without all the work!

2. Laminate

Another popular flooring option for pet owners is laminate. Pet owners love this type of flooring because it stands up against stains and scratches, plus has good sound absorption. Laminate is also easy to maintain, though it’s recommended to wipe up spills and accidents right away.

However, not all types of laminate are the same. Be sure to choose a textured floor that’s less slippery, and pay attention to the AC ratings. AC ratings refer to the floor’s abrasion classification and go from A1-A5. For a home with pets, you’ll want an A3 floor or higher.

3. Engineered Hardwood

If you love the look of authentic hardwood, engineered hardwood is an excellent option. It’s more durable than wood because it has a protective coating, but it’s hard to tell the difference between the two! Plus, you can pick a wood species with good graining and color variations that will ‘hide’ imperfections from your pets.

Engineered hardwood floors also increase property value thanks to their beauty and elegance. And, if you need to replace a single plank, you can do this fairly easily.

Shop for Pet-Friendly Floors at Woodhaven

Woodhaven can help you choose the perfect flooring for your home. We’ll take into consideration high-traffic areas and the addition of young children and pets. Any of the above options will hold up well to dogs and allow you to get years out of your investment. Schedule an estimate today!

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