Flooring for pet lovers, which flooring suits your home the best?

02 December 2015

Sure we love our small (and sometimes large) four-legged family members. Dogs and cats are pleasant companions who are always close to us. You probably remember that time when you brought your puppy or kitten home. It was just a few months old and completely harmless.

Pets with claws

Suddenly, your cute little pet transformed from an innocent bundle to a wild animal. Everything is tested and climbed on. Can I reach the sandwich on the table? What does a shoe taste like and is this plant good to pee on? What these furry little wonders are thinking may be hard to figure out, but one thing is certain – they will make a real mess.

Pee, scratches and claws

There are aspects about your cute pets that can be devastating to your beautiful floor. Suddenly, you discover a urine stain that you didn't see before and notice that it's already managed to penetrate the floor and has made major damage. Dogs who aren't house broken don't go so well together with parquet floors. If you want to have a beautiful wood floor, you should think about wiping up wet spots as soon as you discover them. In contrast to parquet, the water-resistant vinyl floor is an excellent option. Even laminate flooring is easy to clean without leaving unsightly stains.

In contrast to parquet, the water-resistant vinyl floor is an excellent option. Even laminate flooring is easy to clean without leaving unsightly stains.

Claws that scratch are another big problem with mischievous pets. Suddenly the dog is in a corner, trying to dig a hole or force his way under the bed. Here too, vinyl is a good choice because it has a strong surface that can handle an animal with claws. Laminate flooring also works well here because it's surface treated with Titan X, which provides very good protection from damage from scratching claws. Just remember that the laminate floor isn't as noise dampening as a vinyl floor. Quite a lot of noise can come from dog claws running back and forth over the floor – something you can be extra careful to think about if you live in an apartment and want to stay in good stead with the downstairs neighbours. It may make it especially justified to keep the animal's claws well clipped.

Like Bambi on ice with a slippery floor

It may look really funny when a dog slides around on a slippery floor, but it's not as much fun for your pet. Think about your furry friend if you are going to lay a laminate floor, so that you get a texture that gives the dog a good grip.


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