Here in the East Bay, we love our furry friends. However, we also also know that pets can cause more potential damage our floors than people can. You need to be sure that your flooring is ideal for both your pet and the longevity of your home. Our flooring experts at Floor Coverings International East Bay have four of the best flooring options if you have a pet.
Stone tile does not scratch easily, making it an ideal flooring option to combat claw or scruff marks. Its naturally smooth surface makes it very easy to clean in the event of a pet or owner-caused spill. Since stone tile can be colder than other flooring types, you may want to get an area rug or dog bed for your pet to keep them warm.
Bamboo stands up to heavy foot and paw traffic due to its natural resilience and durability. Bamboo is more water resistant than other hardwoods, so you won’t have to worry about warping when pet accidents happen. Bamboo’s water resistance combats stains as well and is the perfect choice for a pet owner who wants a hardwood look and feel.
Luxury Vinyl Tiles
The new luxury vinyl is an excellent option for pets and their owners. Luxury vinyl handles high traffic areas with ease, making it the ideal flooring for kitchens and entryways. It also absorbs sound better than tile or hardwoods, which in turn will soften clicking nail sounds made by high-energy pets. Luxury vinyl has built-in water resistance that will keep puppy accidents or water bowl spills at bay. Its smooth nonporous surface makes it easy with a simple damp mop.
Sheeting is a more economical option than luxury vinyl tiles, but they still provide a nonporous surface with a similar level of water resistance. Vinyl sheeting comes in many patterns ranging from simple to elaborate, with little to no grout between sheets. Unlike tiles, sheeting does not mimic the feel of stone or hardwood as closely. However, sheeting will still soften the sound of nails while remaining resistant to any scratch or spill. If you have an energetic and accident-prone puppy or kitten, vinyl sheeting may be the perfect solution for you.
Interested in installing more pet-friendly flooring in your home? Call our experts at Floor Coverings International East Bay!
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