The Best Flooring For Kids and Pets

The Best Flooring For Kids and Pets

So you want new flooring. But you have kids…and pets. You mention a flooring remodel to your friends and they give you that look. “You’re brave. I wouldn’t install new floors with a toddler and an 80-pound lab running through the house.”

But what that friend doesn’t know is that you have the full Dream Team of flooring experts on your side. And we’re here to tell you that you can have it all — durable, practical, and totally gorgeous.

Let’s dive into some of our personal favorites.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring
. She’s resilient. She’s versatile. She knows how to make a statement in any room. 

With vinyl, you can get the classic look of a hardwood, stone, or tile. But since it’s made from synthetic materials, it’s much more affordable and easier to maintain. 

Vinyl flooring is waterproof in nature, which makes it totally resistant to spills and life’s messes. Oh, and not to mention, the soft and cushioned surface of a vinyl flooring makes playtime even safer for your little ones. 

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Laminate Flooring

What’s highly durable, scratch-resistant, and easy to clean? Ding, ding! It’s laminate flooring, baby. 

Like vinyl flooring, there are also plenty of laminate flooring options that feature water-resistant properties. Just be sure to select a higher-quality laminate if you’re looking to install in a bathroom or a kitchen. 

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Porcelain or Ceramic Tile

Porcelain and ceramic tiles
can stand up to anything. Including the terrible twos and several rounds of the zoomies. 

These tile types are also a scratch-resistant and low maintenance option, saving you stress and time (two birds). 

(Bonus: Living in Tennessee? Porcelain and ceramic tiles keep the house super cool during those hot summer months.) 

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Engineered Hardwood Flooring

We all love a traditional hardwood. But one downside is its vulnerability to scratches and moisture damage. 

For a kid and pet-friendly alternative, engineered hardwood flooring is an excellent choice. It’s made up of a thin layer of real hardwood overtop a high-quality plywood, offering both elegance and durability. 

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As always, our Dream Team of design consultants are here to attend to all your needs — from flooring selection to flooring maintenance, your local Murfreesboro flooring pros have you covered.