We all love our furry friends! Our dogs and cats are important members of the family so it’s important to include them when you’re in the market for new flooring! Here are some suggestions from The Poulin Design Center of flooring materials we recommend for you and your pet!
We all love the look of hardwood flooring in our homes especially for rooms like the kitchen, but both engineered hardwood flooring and solid hardwood flooring can be scratched by your pets’ nails. It is possible for hardwood flooring and pets to mix, it simply requires careful grooming and choosing a species of hardwood flooring that is not too soft. Keep in mind, with solid hardwood flooring you can sand and refinish the floor to keep it looking like new over the years, too!
Maybe you want the appearance of hardwood flooring, but you don’t want to fret over making sure it doesn’t get scratched. If that’s the case you may want to consider wood-look tile flooring. This flooring is super durable and it can handle the traffic from you and your four-legged friend.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl flooring can be installed in a solid bright color, or it can mimic the appearance of hardwood flooring or natural stone flooring. Your pets can walk and play on luxury vinyl flooring without causing any damage. Luxury vinyl also comes in at a lower price point than many other options which helps you save on materials!
Natural Stone Flooring
Pets need a durable flooring surface that is easy to clean and a surface that won’t scratch easily. That is why natural stone flooring is the perfect fit for your pets. You and your pets can enjoy stunning natural stone flooring for decades! Consider adding in some slate flooring, granite, travertine tile, or even marble to your home. These flooring options work especially well in the entryway, foyer, or in the kitchen!
If you have pets in your home it’s best to stick with hypoallergenic flooring options like the ones listed above. While carpet may be comfy, it can also harbor allergens and pet hair. Keep your home clean and healthy by installing new flooring that meets the needs of your whole family! Give the Poulin Design center a call today and we can set up a free in-home consultation!