What Is The Best Flooring For Pets?
It’s no secret among owners that pets can be among the most destructive elements in our home.
From scratching nails to toilet accidents, in most cases, Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring is your best bet.
Read our complete article on LVT and the other options best suited for pets.
Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring
Vinyl is a famously quiet material and will help keep the rat-a-tat-tat of your pets’ claws manageable.
It’s also famously waterproof and can easily resist any unpredictable toilet accidents.
Vinyl consists of a smooth surface that makes it easy to clean and tiny ridges that will help maintain your pet’s grip so they won’t slide around as much as they would on tile or another smooth flooring surface.
Laminate flooring is water-resistant and, in some cases, waterproof, which helps when your pet can’t help those little accidents.
Laminate often comes in many different wood or tile designs.
If you’re concerned about scratches, make sure to look for a laminate floor with a high AC rating.
The ideal carpet for pets is low pile.
You’ll want to avoid Loop and Saxony styles as they tend to catch your pet’s claws — and they’re too easily chewable!
Many carpets can be bleached, which makes cleaning up after your pet that much easier.
Few floors can compete in the beauty stakes when it comes to natural or engineered wood flooring.
However, it is not the best option for pets.
Their claws can all too easily damage the wood, but this can be largely overcome by trimming their nails often.
Wooden floors also don’t do well with spilt liquids (or worse if your pet fails to get outside in time) and it will either stain the wooden floor or cause worse damage, which can lead to swelling.
As you can see, the best floor if you have pets is Luxury Vinyl Tile or Planks, with laminate coming a close second, and carpets a distant third.
Wood doesn’t even make an appearance!
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