Active households with pets appreciate a floor that can handle life’s toughest mishaps. Thanks to new technology, spills, scratches, and dents don’t stand a chance against resilient flooring products that can take on all kinds of unexpected accidents, from spilled beverages to puppy accidents.
Below are some flooring types that could work well in homes with pets:
Pet-proof Hard Surfaces
The latest advancements in floor engineering have led to engineered hardwood products that are incredibly durable. For example, you can get the popular authentic white oak look installed throughout your home with enduring features and waterproof construction, and it will surely stand up to the test of both kids and pets.
Most of the vinyl plank flooring available today is pet-approved and equipped with super durable construction which is dense and sound absorbent —great for quieting the pitter-patter of paws on your floors. It has a rustic feel with the charm of classic oak hardwood and the long-life performance of laminate. Protected against wear, stain, fade, and water, vinyl plank is the perfect flooring for kitchens, bathrooms, and any other high-traffic area where your pets often wander.
Looking for something softer in the bedroom or your family room? With pet-proof carpet, you can select a pile that’s trackless, so you’re less likely to see footprints (or paw prints) showing up on your floors.
For more pet-proof carpeting, look for options with advanced fibers that repel water and stains, keeping them on top of the surface so it’s easy to clean. This type of carpet is typically protected against fading, soiling, and wear, and is designed with an active household in mind.
Waterproof Floors with Area Rugs
Installing waterproof floors in the kitchen and entryway is a smart idea, not only to prevent water damage from culinary messes and wet shoes but because this is most likely where your pet’s food and water station is located. Other tricks to prevent messes around your pet’s food area include setting a small pet mat underneath the bowls or creating a customized food and water station.
When it comes to your pet’s comfort, area rugs are key! It’s no secret that dogs love a good bed to curl up on and cats enjoy napping in the warmest spots. Area rugs are especially great for rooms where you might have cold tile or luxury vinyl plank floor installed, as it gives your pet a soft place to land. Typically, rugs made of synthetic materials like nylon or polyester make for the most pet-friendly rugs since they are durable and easy to clean.
Contact the Experts at Premier Flooring
If you live in the Northern Virginia area and are looking to select and install pet-friendly flooring, look no further than Premier Flooring! We can’t wait to help you enhance your home! If you are looking for flooring in Northern Virginia, please contact us to schedule a free consultation.