Roughly 60% of all Canadians own a pet and about 35% of those are dog owners. With that said, this leaves a lot of homeowners with a very commonly asked question...
"What are the best floors for pets and dogs?"
Lucky, overtime, flooring manufacturers have tremendously increased the quality of their flooring and have put specific focus on creating products that are not only pet-friendly, but look fantastic too!
With tons of different products to choose from, homeowners can easily get lost in the mix, wondering what products are right for their busy household. Don't worry, in this post we are going to break down the top 4 puppy proof floors that can withstand the day to day destruction that comes with owning a dog.
Let's start with our favourite: carpet!
Puppy Proof Carpet
While most people don't think of carpet as a pet friendly option, as mentioned above, manufacturers have made significant innovations over the years, providing pet owners with stain & water resistant carpet.
This has given your typical dog owner the privilege to own soft, luxurious carpet without the destruction that might come with owning a standard carpet. It doesn't matter if there is an accident, dirt tracks, or spills, you can rest at ease knowing your carpet was built for these day to day activities.
Oh, and the best part, your dogs are going to love it too!
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- Click here to learn more about StainMaster Pet Protect Carpet.
Puppy Proof Laminate
Laminate is another great option for dog owners. It's the perfect floor for home owners that want to mimic the natural beauty of hardwood without the cost or the day to day maintenance that is required while owning a dog.
We all know dogs have a mind of their own and even the most well-trained dogs are willing to put your floor to the test. Fortunately, you won't need to worry about this (as much) with laminate flooring due to its 4 layer construction, specifically the wear layer. This layer is built to protect the floor from pet stains, fading, and surface burns making it a dog owners dream floor. Laminate is also very easy to clean and the surface is water resistant, another perk to keep your mind at ease if you're ever worried about your pet having any accidents.
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Puppy Proof Luxury Vinyl
Luxury vinyl, similar to laminate, is affordable, looks amazing, is durable, and has water resistant properties that make it the perfect candidate for pet owners. With a protective top coat, luxury vinyl provides ease of maintenance and a floor that is resistant to scratches and scuffs. Now you can worry less and spend more quality time with your dog!
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Puppy Proof Tile
Tile just might be the best option for a household with dogs. It extremely durable, moisture resistant, scratch resistant, and very easy to maintain and clean. Not only that, but tile floors can last a lifetime if properly maintained. While tile flooring might come with a steeper price tag when compared to other flooring types, it's typically the most practical floor for busy households due to its extremely durable properties.
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As you can see, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to picking a puppy proof floor. A couple things to consider when choosing a floor is your lifestyle, budget, and how much maintenance time you want to put into your floor.
If you have any questions feel free to contact your local End Of The Roll Flooring Centre and we will have a Flooring Advisor ready to help you out!
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