5 Flooring Options For Humans With Dogs

Written by: Stephanie Figy

December 28, 2015

We love our pups, but there’s no denying that they can be a tad ruff on your home’s floors. From scratches to accidents, there’s no shortage when it comes to flooring fiascos. If you’re planning on pup-grading to dog-friendly flooring, look into these types.

1. Vinyl


Vinyl is very durable and resistant to moisture, scratches and dents. Vinyl sheeting and luxury vinyl come in a number of styles that mimic hardwood or natural stones, giving you a beautiful look with easier maintenance and at a more affordable cost. It’s also quiet since it’s softer under foot (and paw).

2. Laminate

Easy to clean, laminate flooring can be coated in a protective layer to help it withstand scratches and stains. Smooth options can be slippery, so look for embossed laminate, which will help your furry friends gain traction.


3. Bamboo flooring

Hardwood flooring can be hard to maintain in a house full of pups. You have to keep nails short and knock on wood that no scratches appear. Plus, you need to clean accidents immediately. But bamboo flooring, an eco-friendly option, is more resistant to stains and warping. Since it’s harder than most woods, scratches won’t surface nearly as often.


4. Stone and ceramic tile

This stain-resistant option doesn’t scratch easily and makes for simple cleanup. But ceramic tile can be cold and slippery. Use rugs to help pets get their footing.


5. Carpet

We can’t lie… carpet isn’t the best idea. But if you really prefer carpet, there are ways to make it work. Choose a stain- and water-resistant brand. Or better yet, consider carpet tiles. If there’s ever an accident, you can just replace the affected tiles.


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Sources: American Home Shield, Porch, Armstrong

Written by: Stephanie Figy

December 28, 2015

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