The best flooring for pets

Here at Best at Flooring, we simply love pets of all kinds. From dogs and cats, through to chinchillas and chipmunks, we like to ensure that people get the best flooring for their home and for their pets.

Here is our guide for different types of flooring for those who have small (or large) four legged friends in their homes:

Hardwood flooring

Whether in the living room or in the kitchen, hardwood flowing is a go-to choice of material for pet owners thanks to its versatility, hardiness, and all-time classic look.

Although owners must be careful with water, the density of the wood means that it is able to resist scratches from paws and nails.

What’s more, hardwood flooring is very easy to sweep and clean, meaning that dander and hairs are easily done away with, which is great, especially if your pet happens to moult quite frequently or in excessive amounts.

Carpet and carpet tiles

Like hardwood flooring, carpets and carpet tiles are great for furry friends in low traffic areas.

With that in mind however, it might be best to avoid carpets with loops, so they are not snagged by your pet’s nails and claws.

Again, like hardwood flooring, you just need to be careful with water damage and stains.

If stains do occur on your carpet as a result of a spillage or accidents, always use cleaning materials approved or recommended by your carpet manufacturer.

Laminate flooring

An excellent choice for kitchens and other areas of the home, laminate flooring is easy to clean and hard to scratch.

What’s more, at Best at Flooring, we supply Aqua-Step laminate flooring, which is the world’s first 100 per cent water-resistant laminate floor; suitable for bathrooms, laundry rooms, dining rooms, and even living rooms.

This makes the perfect choice of flooring for pet owners, although rugs are always recommended in houses with lots of laminate so that your canine, feline or any other pet, has somewhere comfortable to relax that isn’t furniture-based.

Vinyl tiles

One of the most favoured flooring types for experts, vinyl tiles are resilient, water proof, and are nearly impossible to scratch.

Hairs and dander are also quickly removed with a quick hoover, while spillages and accidents can be quickly cleaned up without any hassle.

What’s more, when it comes to noise, vinyl flooring tends to absorb a lot of sound, which means that when it comes to playtime, the scuttling and clicking of nails and paws against the floor are largely eliminated.

Tips for looking after floors with pets at hand

One of the biggest pieces of advice for looking after your floors with pets is to ensure that their claws are trimmed. This will not only reduce any scratches on the floors, but will also help the animals move around a little easier.

Also, try and make as much use of doormats as you can to ensure that excess dirt and mud is reduced before they enter the interior of the home after being outside.

If you have any questions about what you can do to keep your floors healthy and clean while owning pets, our expert advisors are always at hand to offer advice.

Contact us on 0113 223 4216 for more information.