Pets become a loved and cherished part of a family, which is why the people here in the South Shore care enough to consider which flooring options will be the best for both them and their pets.Pembroke homeowners who are looking to renovate their floors and carpets should consider installing a pet-friendly option to make life easier and more enjoyable for everyone in the family.
Bamboo is a type of hard grass that originated in Asia, famous for its use as panda food and scenery for duels between swordsmen. Its unique durability makes it strong enough to serve as a flooring material that can rival red oak and other sturdy hardwoods. It has a pale tan color with long lines of grain, and it doesn’t form any knots despite the occasional band of darker color from the flooring’s construction. The cost for standard quality bamboo flooring is comparable to hardwood flooring made from domestic varieties, so there’s no budget downside.
Vinyl, whether in sheets or tiles, has no problem taking on the scraping of claws or occasional puddle from a few months of puppy training. Low-cost sheet vinyl can be installed for a fraction of the cost of other materials. Vinyl tiles are typically made from a higher quality material, resulting in both a high degree of durability and a soft texture that is easier for pets to gain traction on compared to a slick hardwood or laminate floor. The choice of printed designs gives you greater flexibility with your interior design, as well.
Carpet is warm throughout the year and soft on both feet and paws, which is especially great for older dogs that may struggle to get around the house. That said, the idea of having carpeted flooring and a pet can draw out some immediate concerns, such as pet dander building up in the carpet or stains from pet messes. You can even get away with long pile carpeting like shag if you keep your pets’ nails trimmed. While vacuuming is a mild chore that isn’t much harder than sweeping a solid floor, set-in urine stains can render a bit of carpet odorous no matter what you do to it. That’s why it’s better to use carpet tiling than a full floor of carpet. Like other forms of tiling, you can remove problem spots and replace them in just a few minutes when they appear. If you want the comfort of carpet but aren’t sure if your pet can avoid damaging it, this is the perfect choice for you.
Are you interested in installing pet-friendly flooring in your South Shore home? The flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Pembroke are here to help! We offer a wide range of flooring products to the greater Pembroke, Hingham, Plymouth and Hanover area.
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