Dog on wood floor_Claire McAdams_shutterstock_145400347Anyone with pets knows that they aren’t just animals – they’re part of the family! Considering what flooring works best for you and your furry friend is no easy feat. At Floor Coverings International of Pembroke, we understand this and want to help you find the best possible flooring for all members of the family. Check out some insight on pet-friendly floors:

 

  • Carpet – While many think they can’t mix carpet flooring and pets, it’s actually very easy to make this combination work for you. The most important thing to remember is regular maintenance is critical to keeping your carpet looking clean. This can be accomplished through weekly vacuuming and yearly deep cleaning. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies, it’s a good idea to vacuum more often.
  • Hardwood – Another option is the ever-so-classic hardwood flooring. Hardwood is easier to clean when “accidents” happen than carpet flooring, and because you should be dust mopping your hardwood floors weekly anyways, sweeping pet hair is not an extra chore on your list. Just make sure to keep nails trimmed or filed to avoid scratching your beautiful floors!
  • Tile – Tile is a great alternative for those who are looking for non-carpet floors but aren’t interested in hardwood flooring. Cleaning up is a breeze because unlike hardwood floors, tile does not leave stains or warp if it comes in contact with any liquid, and it is more resistant to scratches. However, it can be very cold and hard, especially in our New England winters, so make sure to leave a rug or bed for your pet to lie down on.

If you are interested in learning more about pet-friendly flooring options, or would like to schedule a free in-home consultation, contact Floor Coverings International of Pembroke today!

 

Photo: Claire McAdams