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How to Choose Pet-Friendly Flooring for Your Home

73% of Canadian households have pets and a significant number of them have had to deal with property damage as a result.


One of the biggest problem areas for Canadian pet owners is their flooring. To avoid any possible damage inevitably caused by your furry friends, it's in your best interest to look at pet-friendly flooring options.


In this post, we're going to go over some of the best floors for pets and give you some tips for choosing flooring materials that make sense for your situation. Having the right floors makes such a difference, not only for your finances but for your relationship with your pet, so keep reading and learn more about your options right here.


Tile Flooring

Porcelain tile is an attractive and durable type of home flooring that is commonly used in bathrooms, entrance ways, and kitchens. What makes it such a great option for pets is that it's comfortable on their pads and they can't make any visible scratches on it. 


When your dog comes inside from a walk during the winter months, its paws are going to be wet and dirty. Having a tile floor in your walkway makes it easy to wipe away dirt and debris.


Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is one of the most popular options on the market these days for pet owners and non-pet owners alike. It's versatile, allowing you to choose between plank, tile, and rolls, as well as a variety of patterns.


It's also known for its durability. A lot of pet owners worry about their dog's nails scratching up flooring surfaces when they move around. With vinyl plank or tile, you'll have something durable, easy to clean, and soft for your pets to walk on. 


Even if you do experience damage to a piece of vinyl flooring, it can easily be replaced quickly and affordably.


Laminate Flooring

If you love the look of hardwood, but don't want to invest in it when your pet could cause damage, laminate is a great option. It's budget-friendly and you can mimic a number of hardwood styles while getting the durability of multi-layered synthetic flooring.


You can use laminate pretty much anywhere you like in the home, from the kitchen to the living room. No matter what type of destruction your pet leaves in its wake, your laminate flooring will be able to withstand it.


Get Your Pet-Friendly Flooring in Medicine Hat Today!

Now that you understand what pet friendly flooring options you have, it's time to check out our virtual showroom and see them in person. At Design Flooring Center, we're Medicine Hat's top option for all types of floors, from carpet to hardwood and everything in between.


Contact us today to discuss your flooring needs and we can help you choose, install, and care for your brand-new floors. With our help, your floors will stand the test of time, as well as everything your furry pal puts it through.



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