There are many types of floors that we can choose for our homes, hardwood, vinyl planks, carpet… Your style and your design vision for your home is reflected in that choice. However, when you have pets at the house, you need to take more things into consideration. Is your floor scratch resistant, easy to maintain and clean, and is it stain proof?
We all love our pets and want them to be comfortable and safe, but we also want our floors to look good for years to come, void of scratches and scuff marks. Certain qualities of your floor should be considered when you are planning your renovation. Scratch resistance is one of them and probably the main attribute, especially if you have a dog or a cat, or several of them!
There are many flooring options available on the market, but we recommend focusing not only on the material, such as hardwood flooring or vinyl, but also paying attention to the finishes that material has. Here is one of the best examples in our selection of laminates by Mohawk. You have the vintage look of wood with deep graining and the protection from scratches. https://floorzz.com/collections/all/products/mohawk-revwood-rare-vintage-laminate-doeskin-chestnut
Another great option would be Trucor. With wood composite at its core, you can enjoy the feel of wood, natural hardwood look and durability to make sure you and your pets can enjoy these floors for years! Trucor comes in extra large planks, so you can create a space that fits a continuous design throughout the house. https://floorzz.com/products/trucor-prime-xxl-by-dixie-home-10-in-x-84-in-salerno-oak
For homes with the modern design or spaces like bathrooms or pet washing stations (they are getting more popular, especially with larger pets at home), you can opt out for large format porcelain tiles. Not only they provide durability, scratch resistance, but will maintain that elegant timeless look you want to preserve in your home. And it’s easy to take care of, too! Daltile offers a variety of options, like porcelain, natural stone, and ceramic. Here is one of our favorites https://floorzz.com/collections/all/products/daltile-perpetuo-12-in-x-24-in-glazed-porcelain-floor-tile-brilliant-white-matte. Here is another great example of the concrete look and it goes well with Mediterranean style homes in bathrooms and kitchens. https://floorzz.com/collections/concrete-look-tile/products/daltile-modern-hearth-12-in-x-24-in-glazed-porcelain-tile-white-ash.
Whichever style of your home you have or choose in your next remodel, remember, you always have options and different materials to create a beautiful space where you and your beloved pets can enjoy! Contact our knowledgeable Floorzz staff for any questions about pet friendly flooring.