Do You Need A “Pet Friendly” Floor?About 63 percent of all U.S. households have a pet. We love our animal friends! But they can be tough on some types of floors.
One of the biggest problems with pets is their nails. If you don't keep them trimmed, they could scratch a laminate or hardwood floor. Many pets also shed, and, they may not always remember they're housebroken! The good news is that you can have a beautiful floor and still keep the family pet!
Vinyl FlooringVinyl flooring is a popular flooring option for families with pets. Luxury vinyl and vinyl sheet are highly durable, long-lasting, and resistant to moisture, scratches and dents. They are also easy to maintain. And here’s another benefit of vinyl: it softens the sound of your pet's nails when they walk across the floor.
Laminate FlooringLaminate is an excellent choice if you have a pet who has the run of the house. Armstrong laminate floors have the VisionGuard wear layer that protects against scratches, stains, and scuffs. Laminate is also easy to clean. Just dust mop or vacuum regularly and use a damp mop and Armstrong Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner for a thorough cleaning.
Hardwood FlooringHardwood flooring and pets aren't typically a marriage made in flooring heaven. If your pet creates any spills or puddles on your hardwood floor, you have to mop them up immediately because the boards can stain and warp from moisture. Pet nails and toys can also wreak havoc on a hardwood floor.
Hardwood flooring with a rustic or distressed look is a good design choice since it already shows signs of wear and will hide imperfections. We also recommend selecting flooring with a lower gloss level to help hide additional marks that may occur.