As Americans, we love our pets. As of 2021, 70% of households own a pet, with dogs and cats coming out on top. With these companions at our sides, we think a lot about how we will care for them while keeping our homes clean and good-looking.
Regarding your flooring options with pets, you want something easy to clean, scratch-proof, and resistant to stains. Here are the best flooring options for those homes with pets:
Luxury vinyl comes in planks or tiles to give the appearance of hardwood or stone, respectively, at a fraction of the cost. Luxury vinyl is waterproof, easy to clean and maintain, and resistant to scratches and dents. It’s also easy to install thanks to interlocking edges and comes in various designs and colors.
Ceramic, stone, or porcelain tile
If you want a tough flooring option that radiates natural beauty, ceramic, stone, or porcelain tile may be for you. These tiles are deceptively strong and great for kitchens, bathrooms, and high-traffic areas. In the case of stone, it can even be used in outdoor spaces for a beautiful transition.
When cleaning, make sure that you use a safe cleaning product to prevent damage and product buildup. Otherwise, a sweep with a soft cloth is all that is needed in-between deep cleanings!
Laminate is cost-effective, scratch resistant, and easy to install and clean. This makes it a popular option in kitchens and bathrooms, and the most common designs are made to look like wood, stone, or marble. These options make it easy to find the design you’re looking for in your home without sacrificing style or the many benefits of laminate.
Flooring to avoid with pets
If you have pets, flooring like carpet and hardwood may not be the best option.
Carpets can absorb urine and other fluids, and pets can easily scratch hardwood. But remember that the choice of flooring is yours. In terms of carpet, there are new technologies like stain- and odor-resistance and backing to prevent accidents from seeping into the carpet pad.
Let the experts at Carpet Creations help
Carpet Creations in St. Louis is here to help with whatever flooring you want in your home. Our team of expert consultants and installers makes choosing the best flooring for you and your family—pets included.