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If you are a current or prospective pet owner, having the right flooring that suits both yours and your pets needs and comforts can be hard to find. You will need a type of floor that can take more wear and tear, plus easier to clean when it gets dirty from stains and spills. Another thing to look for is a floor that can withstand scratches when your furry little friend walks along the surface. Here are some of the areas that you need to consider when looking to renovate your flooring for a more pet-friendly option.

  • Resistant to damages, dirt, and spills
  • Resistant to scratches
  • Easy to clean and something that will last a long time
  • Easy for your pet to walk on (non-slip and comfortable)

The following list will outline some of the best flooring options that hit each of the points above.

Best types of flooring to create a pet-friendly home

Cork flooring

Cork flooring is a great option when considering renovating your home to become more pet-friendly because it looks similar to hardwood, but it is scratch resistant. You also won’t hear your pet walking around at night as cork flooring absorbs sound which makes your home less noisy. Another feature that cork flooring has is that bacteria, mold, and allergens are less likely to grow on the floor.

Bamboo flooring

Bamboo flooring is similar to cork flooring because it looks like natural wood, it’s extremely durable, it’s a lot easier to maintain than hardwood, plus it’s resistant to stains and scratches.

Stone and tile

This type of flooring is one of the best to choose from if you are looking to get a new puppy. Scratches won’t be as visible compared to other types of flooring. They are water and stain resistant, so when an accident or spill happens, it won’t stain the floor. Plus, it’s super easy to clean up. When you get a new puppy, they will more than likely have a few accidents while you are trying to potty train them. Having a stone and tile floor will make it easier for you to clean up, giving you more time to play and love your new fluffy family member!

Vinyl flooring

Vinyl flooring is extremely customizable as you can make it look like hardwood or tile flooring. The advantage of vinyl flooring to make your home more pet-friendly is that it’s less expensive than most flooring options, plus it’s easier to clean and maintain.

If you are looking to update your flooring in Mississauga to become more pet-friendly, give the experts at Ontario Carpets a call! We have a wide variety of flooring options that both you and your pets will love to walk on. We have flooring that will stand up to wear and tear and specialty floors that we know will make your home look great for years, even after your pet has walked over it every day. To find the perfect flooring solution for your pets and your home, give us a call at 905-828-1355 or email us at [email protected] today!