More than 66.5 million households in the United States have pets. These furry, lovable creatures make their way into our hearts and sometimes make a mess on our floors. Pets bring a lot of life and love into the home, but they can also take a toll on certain types of floors. Whether you have a dog, cat, or other animal friend in your home, finding the right type of flooring is important. Here we’ll look at three popular pet-friendly flooring options to consider for your Flagstaff home.
Vinyl is often an ideal flooring choice for households with pets. It’s affordable, stylish, and comes in a large variety of colors and patterns. Vinyl flooring is also very durable and will withstand the wear and tear that results from active pets in your home. Vinyl works especially well in the kitchen, entryway, laundry room, and bathroom, as its water resistant and easy to clean in the case of a bathroom accident. Beyond its durability, vinyl is also a soft, comfortable flooring choice, which will help minimize the noise caused by four-legged friends.
Laminate is a good alternative for pet owners who are nervous about installing hardwood flooring in their homes. Hardwood is a beautiful flooring choice, but it can sometimes be more difficult to maintain with the presence of pets. Laminate flooring can be made to appear as if it is real wood, so you can achieve a similar look for a more affordable price. Additionally, laminate is generally easier to maintain. If your pet has an accident, you can clean it up without fear of damaging your floors. It’s also scratch resistant. Laminate flooring looks great in just about any room of the house, making it very versatile and practical for homes with pets.
Many people wrongly assume that they should avoid carpet for their homes if they have pets, particularly a dog or cat that will have the run of the house. However, some carpet styles work well in homes with pets. Frieze carpet is one of the best pet-friendly carpet styles. It has a longer pile, which makes it a comfortable choice for the home, and it has high twists that make it durable and able to hide dirt and imperfections. You can also have extra stain resistant products applied to your carpet to make it even more resilient against pet damage.
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In addition to considering the durability and functionality of the flooring in your home, you might also want to think about your pet’s comfort. In many cases, a nice, soft bed is a wonderful addition to your living space, as it gives your pets a place to rest that is all their own. Find out more about pet-friendly flooring options by contacting Floor Coverings International Flagstaff today and scheduling a free in-home estimate and design consultation!
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