Laminate flooring offers a nice option when it comes to choosing pet friendly floors for your home. Our four legged friends often determine where we live and what goes into our homes. When we are searching for a home we make a note as to if there is a fenced in area, where the nearest dog park is, and yes; even what the composition of the floors. Carpet feels nice and soft under foot, yet in all reality, it is not a pet friendly floor. Laminate flooring is a better option, and we will tell you why!
Laminate Is Scratch Resistant
Laminate flooring is scratch resistant, which means it will take a lot of clawing to get a scratch to show on laminate flooring. With so many distressed looks and patterned laminate floors, it is easy to find pet friendly floors. Laminate flooring has the look and feel of hardwood, yet offers scratch resistant features. As always, be sure to keep your pets toenails trimmed, from a health and flooring standpoint.
Laminate Is Moisture Resistant
Often times, older dogs and puppies struggle with bladder issues. As we all know, carpet is a terrible flooring option when you have pets that can’t control their bodily functions. With laminate flooring, there are no guesses as to what is down “in” the floor, as everything is visible on top. Carpet fibers are a prime place for all sorts of pet residue to hide. As with all types of flooring, it is important to wipe up any spills as soon as you see them. Laminate flooring can warp when liquid sits on it for a period of time.
Laminate Is Durable
You won’t need to worry about your pets rough housing on your laminate flooring! Laminate flooring can stand up to dogs running across it, jumping off of couches, and rough playing. Make sure you get a higher AC Rating to accommodate your pet’s activity level!
So, if you have a four legged friend in your home, an investment in laminate flooring will be a win-win for your family. With plenty of choices to choose from, you will find a pet friendly floor that you and your pets will appreciate for many years.
Have you installed laminate flooring because of your pets? Write about your experience in the comments below! Bonus points if you tell us about your fur-baby!