If you are a pet owner and are thinking about installing new flooring, here are a few things to consider when picking out new flooring that will be best for your pet and for your family.
The first thing to consider is that if you really want hardwood floors, you may want to think about getting a factory-finished floor that will help to prevent normal wear and tear from pets. When considering these floors, just keep in mind that this type of flooring is more porous than others. So you will need to quickly clean up messes and spills.
Another thing to consider is that you may want to go with a ceramic or porcelain tile for flooring. These tiles are made out of a tough material that is scratch-resistant and easy to clean. These types of tiles are also nonporous, so they will not easily absorb smells.
The last thing to consider is that if you want rugs in your home, you may want to use an indoor-outdoor rug that is designed with stain-proof, odor-proof synthetic materials, instead of natural material rugs that are harder to clean.
These are just a few considerations to think about before purchasing your new flooring to make it a little more pet-friendly.