At Tailored Flooring we know how much our furry friends mean to our customers and the part they play in making a house a home. When pet owners are looking for a new carpet or flooring it’s essential that they not only meet their own needs but the needs of their four legged friend/s. We thought we’d make it easier for all pet owner out there and come up with pros and cons for flooring options available at Tailored Flooring. It will then make the job of deciding which flooring option is more suitable for your needs.
There are a few things you need to consider when choosing flooring suitable for your pet:
- Scratch resistance
- Damage resistance
- Pet comfort
Taking these three things into account we will now discuss the pros and cons of our flooring options...
- Luxury vinyls are finished with a tough and long lasting, scratch-resistant layer, which means it can resist the constant scratching of claws.
- Water resistant so if your furry friend has any accidents or gets caught out in the rain your floor will be protected.
- Easy-to-clean which makes your life a lot easier, giving you more time for walkies and play time.
- The flooring offer pets enough friction for them to comfortably bound around without slipping over.
-It's very hard for us to find any negatives about luxury vinyls in a home with pets
Engineered and Hardwood Flooring
- Hardwood such as oak, walnut and maple are a lot more pet friendly than softwoods as it is less prone to scratches and dents.
- Gives you a lot of options in terms of finishes and colours.
- Like luxury vinyl it is easy to vacuum and sweep up all your pet hairs.
- Solid and engineered floors can be refinished if scratches end up appearing and this will make it look as good as new
-Creates enough friction for your furry friend to get around comfortably.
- Hardwood is an expensive option.
- Hardwood is prone to water damage so will need to be protected as it can easily stain if not cleaned immediately
- Salt crystals in pet urine can cause odor and stain to reappear over time which isn’t ideal.
- Carpets offer a lot of comfort for both owners and pets. It’s soft underfoot for animals and offers a gentle landing for pets
- Available in various colours and styles.
- Carpet in low traffic areas is ideal in homes with pets .
- Carpet options without loops means your pet’s claws won’t catch.
- Difficult to clean and can leave stains and odours if accidents aren’t cleaned up immediately.
- Natural carpet fibres can be worn away from scratching.
- Natural carpets are more likely to get caught on animal claws.
We understand that choosing the right flooring for your pet and yourself is a big task and we hope that this has helped you narrowed down your search. If you need any more help please pop into to our showroom at 80 Alma Road in Clifton to speak to a member of our team or alternatively email us at email@example.com for more advice.