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The Best Flooring for Pets

If you have pets you will probably be thinking about them when you decide on a new floor.  Especially if you have cats, dogs, or other animals that will be walking on the floor.  You will more than likely want to choose a floor that is durable, hard wearing, waterproof and easy to clean. Carpets are generally not the best choice as they can stain easily, collect pet hair, and can start to become odorous.

Here are our top 4 flooring options for pets:

 

Oak Hardwood Flooring

Oak is one of the most durable and hardwearing species of hardwood flooring.  It is still a natural product so can dent and scratch, but if you are looking for  wooden flooring for pets, Oak is definitely the option to go for. It is easy to clean and does not harbour pet hair like a carpet would. However, we would recommend avoiding a softer option of hardwood like Walnut, which will scratch from sharp pet claws.

Oak Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Tiles

LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tiles) is a great option if you have pets.  Some types are waterproof, which is great if your pet is prone to accidents, and it is very low maintenance.  LVT comes in a range of styles and patterns, including wood effect and stone or ceramic tile effect.

ideal flooring for pets - LVT LVT Brown Oak style flooring

Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo flooring is another good choice for pet owners.  Strand woven bamboo flooring is over twice as hard as Oak flooring, is easy to clean and is hygienic.  There are different colours and styles to choose from, including grey, brown, white and even parquet block.

Natural Strand Woven Bamboo flooring

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is a good cost-effective option.  There are many different styles to choose from. We would recommend choosing a waterproof laminate, which is easy to clean,  Some types even have a scratch resistant protective coating on the surface, so be sure to look at a few different options to decide which is best for you and your pets!

Laminate flooring for pets Laminate Ceramic Tile Style flooring
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