As much as we all love our furry friends, it’s no secret that pets and floors don’t usually get along. Nearly every pet owner struggles to keep dents, scratches, accidents, and spills from affecting their floors. If you’re looking for the right pet-friendly flooring, there are a few factors to keep in mind. The best type of flooring for pets is one that is durable, scratch-resistant, waterproof, and easy to clean. Luckily there’s more than one option when it comes to the great battle of pets vs. floors. 

Luxury Vinyl 
Luxury vinyl is one of the best materials for pets because it requires little to no maintenance. This material is coated with urethane which makes it easy to wipe clean – so you won’t have to worry about accidents or spills. Additionally, if a replacement is necessary, you can simply replace the damaged tiles instead of the entire floor. This makes accidents much cheaper and easier to manage.  

Most vinyl is designed to resemble wood or stone, which means the options are endless. Whether your style is farmhouse, contemporary, or somewhere in between, vinyl floors are the perfect choice for your space. Some of our favorite wood-look vinyl products are Shaw Mantua Plus and Mannington Sausalito. Want to see vinyl samples in person? Stop by our showroom and our experts will help you find the perfect design for your space. 

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Laminate is another durable and pet-friendly option. This material is designed to look and feel exactly like hardwood, but it doesn’t require the maintenance that wood does. Laminate is constructed with multiple layers that protect against moisture, stains, and dents — making it the perfect choice for pet owners. It’s not only functional, but stylish as well. It is consistent with any design style because it comes in a variety of colors and styles. Some of our favorites are Mohawk Southbury and Shaw Cades Cove

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If you want to pet-proof your floors without replacement, we can help with that too! There are many ways to treat spills and stains in carpet and hardwoods. We also carry a variety of cleaning products that will help keep your floors looking new. 

So if you’re looking to win the battle of pet vs. floors, we’re in your corner. Stop by the showroom or give us a call at 615-893-7721 to talk with our experts and find the right solution for your flooring needs.