Picking The Perfect Pet-Friendly Floor

Posted on Apr 28th 2022 by Meredith — Comments ↓

True life at Floors To Your Home HQ: Many of us are pet owners. We have cats, dogs, fish, and our very own Hayley in the sales department used to have a skunk.

All of us who share our homes and hearts with animals are familiar with the trials and tribulations that can come with pet ownership: late night walks, chewing, accidents, hairballs (cat owners feel my pain here), the never-ending cycle of waste disposal. It’s all worth it, though.


We pet owners ask a lot from our floors, don’t we? It really is possible to have a beautiful floor in a house that sees both paw and foot traffic. So, pet owners, what are our options? Let’s look.


Types of Flooring

Hardwood: If your heart is set on hardwood, solid is your best bet. Solid hardwood’s durability can stand up to impact and scratching; however do keep in mind that solid hardwood is not moisture resistant. In that similar vein, solid hardwood is scratch resistant, not scratchproof.

Porcelain Tile: Porcelain and ceramic are great choices! They’re durable, waterproof, and very easy to clean. Scratching doesn’t pose a threat either. Modern porcelain tile also keeps up with the trends, and can even mimic the look of real hardwood!

Laminate: Yes, yes, yes! Laminate makes a wonderful floor for pet owners, because it’s resistant to water, scratching, staining, and impact. Life with pets means a certain amount of unpredictability. Laminate will stand its ground against anything you and your pet toss at it.

Vinyl: Another fabulous option. Modern vinyl tile and planks (not roll vinyl) are waterproof and very strong. Some, like the Supreme Elite Freedom Gold Series, even feature thick wear layers for extra strength and durability. Our newest vinyl flooring option is the Supreme Click INNOcore WPC Luxury Vinyl. Premium quality, discount price!

Carpet: We never recommend carpet for pet owners. Carpet fibers can all too easily become a haven for dander, litter particles (cat owners will know what I mean), dirt, and allergens. Pet accidents can also leave unsightly stains and unpleasant odors, leading to expensive cleaning and equipment rental. Smaller pets like ferrets and rabbits also run the risk of getting their nails caught in the material.


Are you a pet owner? Our flooring experts are standing by to help you choose the perfect floor for you and your furbabies!

Before you go, though, do have some cuteness to take with you!

  BUTTON - Teal Swath Pool Table & Shiny - - - - Meredith Foster is a content writer at Floors To Your Home. Away from the office she's a published author, hockey fan, music lover, and mom to a vampire-fanged rescue cat.     Follow Team Floors To Your Home on Pinterest Follow Me on Pinterestflooring store on Google+ Local