There are always many decisions to be made when selecting flooring, but if you're a dog or cat owner, something pet-friendly is sure to be at the top of your list when you visit our flooring company in North Logan, UT.
Pets can be hard on floors; an eight-pound cat can sound like an elephant walking down the stairs, and dog nails can scratch up floors; and when pets mistake the floor for a litter box or the great outdoors, there are sure to be stains and odors. Here are our suggestions for some of the most pet-friendly floors; don't hesitate to come into our flooring store if you still have questions.
Almost anything can work with some adjustments
Tile is waterproof, easy to clean, and scratch-resistant with excellent heat transference properties, so it can keep you and your pet cool as long as the room is cool. That's a great benefit during the hot months, but it can sometimes be chilly for pets. It's also hard, so if your pet is a senior, she'll appreciate a cushion or blanket to add comfort and warmth.
Many people think they can't own carpet if they have pets, but nothing could be further from the truth. Technological advances have created carpets that are pet-friendly with extra durability and stain resistance. You can also get a commercial-grade carpet which now comes in a wide assortment of colors, patterns, and styles. They're constructed to withstand the heavy wear of commercial facilities and are always low pile rugs, so they are effortless to keep clean, which is why you always see them in offices.
Even solid hardwood can work, but engineered hardwood might be a better choice, especially since it has a better ability to handle moisture. The biggest concern is the pet nails, but it'll be fine if you keep them trimmed. You'll also want something very hard, so if yours is active, select a species that ranks high on the Janka Scale of Hardness, such as hickory or white oak.
Luxury vinyl flooring: ultimate pet-friendliness
Sometimes just referred to as LVF, this material is 100% waterproof, durable, and easy to clean. Human residents will also appreciate the high-end style. Because vinyl is resilient, it has that warm, soft, and bouncy quality that any pet, especially an arthritic one, will appreciate.
Our experts will help you find the best flooring. Come into the Carpets of America showroom in North Logan, UT, for some information and a free flooring quote. We service North Logan, Logan, Cache County, Box Elder County, Rich County, UT, and Franklin County, ID.