How to maintain flooring in a pet friendly home?
Protecting your floors from dogs is a priority for many homeowners. Here’s everything you need to know about the best flooring options and some tips to keep the peace between your beautiful floors and man’s best friend.
Solid and engineered flooring are durable and beautiful in design, however, even the most well-behaved pets make messes. Paw prints and dirt are just a few of the messes animal owners find themselves cleaning. Always clean up accidents using non-toxic products and keep floors clean to avoid any dirt or grit scratching your floors.
Whilst looking stylish and modern, solid and engineered hardwood flooring are the best options for allergy sufferers with pets since pet hair won't get trapped, remaining on the surface and making it easy to remove by sweeping, vacuuming or mopping.
Solid hardwood floors are incredibly durable if protective measures are put in place to protect them from the day-to-day habits of pets. When cared for properly, solid hardwood can last anywhere from 80-100 years, depending on the species of timber used. Solid timber can be resanded and repolished several times to breathe new life into them. Use rugs in high traffic areas and get your dog’s nails clipped regularly to avoid wear and tear.