You’ve been putting it off for a couple of years but the time has finally come to upgrade the floors throughout your home. With limitless options for materials, colors and durability, it can become overwhelming if you’re not sure where to begin. If you’re a pet owner, this can became even trickier. You know you want something stylish but also scratch-resistant and stain-resistant. Seem like a tall order? To help you select a flooring option you love, but can also stand up to your furry friends, we’ve compiled a list to make your life just a little easier!
Waterproof Core Vinyl
One of the most important factors to consider with pets is whether or not the floor is waterproof. WPC vinyl flooring (Waterproof Core) is one of the most popular types of flooring at the moment, and perfect for pet owners. It’s rigid, can withstand wear and tear from those large, energetic dogs, and is stylish. WPC is available in vinyl planks or tiles that are 100% waterproof, completely modern and look like real wood.
Tile or Stone
Two more great water-resistant options are tile and stone. They’re both extremely durable, stain and water-resistant and make cleanup a breeze. Tile is hands-down one of the best options for pet lovers due to its durability and affordability.
You may need to think outside the box on this one, but hear me out. Cork is actually a great flooring option for a pet-friendly. It’s environmentally friendly, soft, attractive (it can even resemble hardwood) and is antimicrobial. It’s scratch-resistant against those untrimmed dog nails, and helps absorb sound. We recommend selecting a lighter shade and finishing it with a scratch-resistant coating.
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly and durable option, bamboo is another great one to consider. It’s chic, contemporary, easy to take care of and water resistant. It also comes in a wide range of stylish patterns and natural colors, from tiger stripes to spiral grain.