You love your pets, but it’s hard to watch them destroy your floors. Scratches, stains, and other messes are unavoidable in Cleveland homes with pets, but you can still do something to alleviate the long-term damage to your floors. Our Floor Coverings International Cleveland Southwest team can help you find the right floors for both you and your furry friends. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Vinyl flooring is one of the best all-around choices for pet owners. Its built-in underlayment makes it comfortable and quiet for you and your pet to walk on, but its also durable and low-maintenance. If your pet sheds or has an accident, just pull out your vacuum or mop for a quick and easy clean up. Plus, vinyl floors are both scratch- and stain-resistant.
With tile and stone, you can rest easy knowing that your pets won’t be able to stain or scratch your floors. However, you should still take steps to make sure your tile lasts. If you’ve chosen a porous material, like natural stone, make sure your tile gets resealed regularly. Also, consider using area rugs or installing under-floor heating to make the cold, hard tile more comfortable.
Don’t want to pay for expensive hardwoods just so your pets can scratch them up? Consider laminate – it’s a durable and affordable alternative. Quality laminate flooring has tough, scratch- and stain-resistant finishes that will help protect it from your pets. Just don’t let moisture sit on your floors too long, or it could cause damage.
Want to compare vinyl, tile, and laminate samples in your own home? Just give us a call! Floor Coverings International Cleveland Southwest offers free in-home consultations to homeowners in the Strongsville, Broadview Heights area. We look forward to helping you and your furry friends find the perfect floors!
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