You shop for the best flooring/floor tiles for yourself and your furry family member when you are a dog owner. It could make you and your pet unhappy in the long run by choosing the wrong flooring material.
Plus, your floor is a big investment, and a few years down the road you don’t want to get something you’re going to have to redo. A tile floor is a great way to make you and your dog happy.
It can be difficult to choose your flooring because almost every material has its drawbacks. Carpets are hard to clean and they rip and stain easily. Hardwood floors are beautiful, but they can be scratched easily, and spilled juice or coffee can also develop set-in stains.
Laminate can give you a more beautiful wood look, but it can be slippery and dangerous for pets. Vinyl floors are good for moisture and scratches, but they often do not offer a high-end and desirable appearance.
Tile is one of dogs and other pets ‘ best flooring options because it solves all other material problems. It is extremely durable, scratch-resistant, stain-resistant and water-resistant, making mess cleaning easy.
You can put heating elements under your tile or add rugs and pet beds for coziness if you are worried about having a hard, cold floor. Your pet will have the coolest, most comfortable place in the house in hotter months!
Between natural stone, such as marble or travertine, and ceramic and porcelain floor tiles, there are differences to consider. The softer it is a natural stone, the easier it scratches. Hard stones make great floors for pets, like granite, while a soft marble tile may not be the best choice.
There are, however, porcelain and ceramic tiles with increased durability that replicate almost any look, including marble and wood. And best of all, it won’t scratch porcelain and ceramic.
If you choose a natural stone floor, ensure that it is always sealed, regularly cleaned and maintained properly. You will want to seal your grout for all tiles because if left unsealed, this area is more susceptible to stains from pet accidents.
Always clean up messes to protect any kind of flooring as soon as possible. Use rugs in your space for additional protection, warmth, and traction. Keep the toenails of your pet clipped to minimize scratching when possible.