iStock_000068261517_SmallWhen you decide to put new flooring in your home, the type you choose can be affected if you have a cat or dog. To ensure that you’re happy with the quality of your new flooring and you’re able to keep it in good shape for many years to come, we have a few tips to offer to pet owners.

A Buyer’s Guide to the Best Flooring for Pet Owners

Flooring Types to Consider

As you start looking into new flooring, you may initially want to stay completely away from carpet. However, carpet can still be a good option if you own a powerful vacuum that can easily remove hair from your flooring and if your pet is generally well-behaved.

If you’d still rather stay away from carpet, we suggest going with tile, laminate, or hardwood flooring. All of these options are durable and can withstand the wear and tear a pet can cause over time.

Taking Care of Your Flooring

After your new flooring is installed, there are some things you can do to maintain its aesthetics and functionality for many years to come if you own a pet. These include some of the following:

  • Make sure you keep your dog’s nails trimmed
  • Keep your pet’s water and food dishes in a separate room where the floors are easy to clean
  • Consider keeping your pet’s toys outside
  • Use mats near all of the entrance and exit points your pet uses to keep messes off your new flooring

To find out more about how to pick out new flooring or what you can do to maintain your flooring if you own a pet, please reach out to us at Lakeland Flooring today.