Best Types of Floors for Pet Owners
Guest Blogger: Lizzie Weakley
When you share your home with pets, it’s important that you select flooring that can withstand the mishaps and activity that comes with having an indoor pet as part of your family. Having indoor pets doesn’t severely limit your flooring options. There are numerous flooring materials and an abundance of flooring designs that are pet friendly. You don’t have to sacrifice beauty and style for practicality.
Ceramic flooring is considered to be one of the best flooring options for a home where the family dog or cat is allowed to amble throughout the house. Scratches are not easily visible on a ceramic floor. This type of flooring is durable, stain resistant and easy to clean and maintain.
Choosing vinyl flooring can eliminate a lot of worries that other types of flooring would cause. Vinyl is easy to clean. The even surface of vinyl sheeting eliminates concerns over fluid seepage should your pet have an accident on the floor. Two additional positive features of vinyl flooring is that it’s comfortable to stand on and it typically reduces foot traffic noise. This can be an appealing feature if the sound of large dog or puppy footsteps tends to disturb your sleep.
If you share your home with dogs and cats, you don’t have to deprive yourself of the warmth and beauty that carpet brings to a room. You do need to make your carpet choice based on its compatibility with pets. Look for stain resistant carpet that has the endurance to withstand the activity level of your pet. Large dogs, simply because of the weight, can take a toll on the carpet in a heavily traveled or frequently used area of the house. It’s also essential that you avoid options such as Berber carpet or other materials that your pet is likely to get their claws caught in.
Once you have selected the floor covering for your home, it’s best to have professionals such as those at Certified Flooring Installation, Inc. install your flooring. It doesn’t matter what type of floor covering you select, if the installation isn’t done properly, your floor won’t look attractive. Your flooring plays an important role in the appearance of your interior design. It’s also a determining factor in how well your design choice functions with your lifestyle. Your flooring and the activity level within your home need to be ideally compatible in order for you to fully enjoy your home.
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GUEST BLOGGER: Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. She enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her 3-year-old husky, Snowball.
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