Best Choices For Pet Friendly Flooring

What does the “Pet-Friendly Flooring” mean ?

Comfortable and safe flooring should be the best ones for pets, it would be the perfect flooring if it can be resistant to pets sharp paws, shed hair and unpleasant smelling.

At Aolong, we believe a perfect pet-friendly flooring should prioritizes comfort, safety, and cleanliness. A good flooring for pets, should be very durable in order to withstand pets’ activities. Hence the surfaces should be resistant to scratches at the same time providing a comfortable space for pets, especially those with joint issues.

In this article, we are going to look at some suitable floor type and materials that we recommended for you are looking for a Pet-friendly flooring.

pet friendly flooring

 

Characteristics Of Pet-Friendly Flooring

Before we dig deeper into this topic, it is important to look at some of the features that makes a flooring suitable for pets. With the fast growing technologies, many flooring types has been improved to make sure they can support the tough conditions needed for a pet-friendly flooring. Which kinds of floor can meet the above requirements ? Maybe the below factors should be considered when you are selecting pet-friendly flooring:

  • Resistant to staining
  • Resistant to scratching
  • Offers better traction
  • Water-resistant
  • Tailored for pets’ comfort

I can understand that you have difficulty in find a floor which meet all of above features, so you should know what you cared most before making a right decision.

 

The Suitable Areas For Pet-Friendly Flooring

Commercial use:
  • Pet-friendly hotels
  • Pet-allowed corporate office
  • Pet day care center
  • Animal hospital
  • Veterinary Clinics
Residential use :
  • Interior(Living room/ kitchen/ bedroom )
  • Backyard
  • Balcony

cat on living room

 

Flooring Options Available

We need also to take some other important factors into considerations when selecting the suitable pet friendly flooring. Regardless of the flooring types, it has pros and cons, It’s not easy to find flooring that can accommodate both home style and pet needs. but we are here to assist you discover the ideal balance. Suitable flooring options for pet owners include:

1. Engineered Wood Flooring

This type of flooring is considered to be an excellent choice for pet-friendly homes. This flooring type has a strong core which makes it perfect for pets. The modern engineered wood type is sometimes treated with a protective finish that enhances scratch resistance, making it more resistant to the wear and tear caused by pets’ claws. This type of flooring has a similar visual appeal to traditional hardwood, and its tough core layer can withstand the damage and scratches that pets at home usually inflict on floors.

2. Porcelain Flooring

This flooring has a strong surface, which lowers the chance of damage by pets’ nails and it’s extremely durable, withstanding heavy foot activity and canine activities. Porcelain tiles are also moisture-resistant, making it easy to clean up accidents or spills and avoiding aromas from permeating the flooring. Furthermore, the flat surface of porcelain flooring does not retain pet hair, making cleaning easier.

3. Vinyl Flooring (SPC/PVC Flooring)

Vinyl flooring is also a great choice since has the abilities to last long. Easy to clean, making it a top choice for both pets and people. Normally vinyl floors are made up of four layers. a foam or padding backing, resistant plastic or stone core layer, a design layer printed with a wood or stone image, and a wear layer to preserve the surface. Some vinyl flooring also has the feel of other materials, such as wood or stone, which can assist pets avoid slipping. Sheet vinyl is simple to apply and ideal for smaller spaces since it has fewer seams.

vinyl flooring

 

Why Vinyl Flooring Takes The Lead?

If you want the ideal flooring for your pets, vinyl flooring should be the first one on your list ,because it almost meet all of the pet-friendly flooring’s features. Vinyl flooring(LVT/LVP/SPC flooring) takes the lead among various flooring options due to its impressive durability and pet-friendly features .

Vinyl flooring will always endure your pets frequent activities without showing any indications of damage. Moreover, It’s coated with wear layer and protective layer which can shield against scratches caused by the paws and claws of your beloved furry companions.

We all know that vinyl flooring is famous as its water-proof and stain-resistant properties, This special property not only simplifies cleanup but also extend its service life, The unique composition and special design of vinyl flooring can blocks water and moisture penetration effectively .

 

Types Of Flooring Not Recommend

1. Carpet

we would not recommend the carpet if you are going to have your pets in doors, Because the carpet will capture and gather the odors , it will take lots of time to clean it once it get stained. When you come home and see furs on the carpet, you will not be in a good mood. Certainly, the most unpleasant thing is handling pet poop.

Of course, The carpets also comes with some advantages, Kids like playing on it with barefoot , The soft touching feeling brings them more joy, A good vacuum would be highly recommended if you have made up your mind to choose it .

2. Solid Wood Flooring

This type of flooring has a natural classic look that homeowners like. However, not all types of hardwood flooring are recommended for pets. Some hardwood flooring are more prone to scratching from pet nails compared to other flooring options. You have to make sure to select oak solid hardwood flooring and maple solid hardwood. It is highly recommended care, such as clipping pets’ nails, putting area rugs in high-traffic pet areas and immediately cleaning up spills or accidents, may help maintain the beauty of solid wood floors in pet-friendly houses.

dog peeing on carpet

 

7 Extra Tips For Maintaining

1. When you find your pets paw prints and ready to clean it up, Ensure that your mop is moist but not dripping water.

2. Before your pets entered your house with wet paw print, Prepare a cloth or entrance mat at your front door, Make sure the wet and dirty paw’s print can be left on it.

3. it is very necessary to put something like a mat or padding under the pet’s feeding area, A naughty pet doesn’t eat and drink as quietly as human, it’s a common thing happened for pets to spill food or water around.

4. It’s your duty to trim pet’s nail regularly as a diligent pet-owner. If you don’t want to trim your pet’s nails on your own, you can have a professional pet groomer do it.

5. Quality: This one is one of the first thing most people consider when purchasing any type of flooring. To get a vinyl that can last-long, you have to make sure you get the best quality in the market. Lucky, these days most companies offer samples for their flooring for customers to test and compare quality.

6. Thickness: The flooring thickness is another important key to pay attention to when selecting type of flooring for your pet friendly home floors. It’s recommend to get a flooring with a high thickness like SPC flooring.

7. Installation: Installation is as much as important the quality of the vinyl flooring. You must make sure your floor is properly installed by professionals. During our 20 years of experience, we have seen report of high quality flooring getting replaced because of poor installation skills. It is the best to hire pro to install your flooring.

cleaning the flooring

 

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