Regular readers will know that we have recently got a puppy. Our gorgeous girl Lilly is quite settled but wow it was a tough first month as this post 9 Unexpected things I learnt in the first week of having a puppy highlighted. Today i have a guest post on the best flooring for your pets.
Owning a pet has many beautiful moments, but also many moments where patience is needed! Sometimes we have to put our fluffy friends first, and having the right type of flooring is key, is that is where they will (hopefully) spend most of their time. Each flooring type has different benefits, we’re going to help you break them down today.
We’ll start with the most practical, and possibly the most effective flooring for homes with pets, laminate. Not only is laminate the cheapest on the market, it is also possibly the most durable. It is also very water resistant,so if your pet has an accident, it is very easy to clean up. The only real downside to laminate is that it is very slippy, and the claws will make a bit of a racket. It’s the best option for any home on a budget, but you may find your pets sliding around your home!
A lot of experts say that Luxury Vinyl Tiles is the best flooring option for pets. Similarly to laminate it is extremely resilient, providing you’re happy to loosen the purse strings a little! Cat and dog hairs are very quickly removed with a hoover and urine would easily be removed without a trace. It’s also water resistant so spillages can be cleaned up very easily. Another benefit with LVT is the softness of the flooring, there is also a lot of give on the flooring making it easy on your pets paws.
Hardwood flooring is the big question amongst pet owners, which is the best for them? Solid or engineered wood is probably your answer. Both have reasonable levels of durability, and with a brushed and oiled finish shouldn’t show scratches and marks as badly as a lacquered finish. The only downside is that hardwood isn’t very water resistant, so any spillages would need to be cleared quickly as it can soak into the wood. If you’re willing to invest in wood flooring, it is arguably one of the better options out there!
There are many ways you can ensure your floor is kept undamaged. Investing in mats/rugs for your floors can stop scratching happen, but mostly it’s down to the type of flooring your purchase. We hope this guide has helped you somewhat, for more advice head to www.poshflooring.co.uk!