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Best Flooring Option For Pets

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Best Flooring Options for Pets

Deciding on the right floor when you are a pet owner is an important choice and one that should not be overlooked. Our fluffy friends can be the greatest joy in our lives, but the mess they bring with them is certainly not! Here at Techflooring, we want to make sure you pick out the best flooring for you and your pet. So, let’s look at different flooring options to help you choose the best one for a happy pet and home.

A cute dog on a wooden floor

Hardwood

Traditional hardwood floors are classically stylish and look great in any home. However, they are not the best option for a pet-owning household. Smooth hardwood flooring may make it difficult for your pet to get a solid footing and can be susceptible to scratches. Spills from water bowls, or housetraining accidents, can sometimes stain your hardwood floors if not cleaned up immediately. Don’t let that put you off if you are really keen on getting a wooden floor as smaller, well-trained animals can be absolutely fine with hardwood floors.

Vinyl

Vinyl floorings are one of the most popular choices when it comes to pet owners. The advantages are that it is water-proof, stain-resistant, and very durable. It is also easy to wipe clean should there be any muddy paw prints or spills. Want to learn more about different vinyl flooring options or get a quote? Contact us today for information and advice.

Rugs

This is a great way to control the mess your animals make. Rugs come in all designs and sizes and are easily removable for cleaning if you need to. This is also a good option to protect your wooden floors from claws and scratching. A rug can also double up as a comfy place for your pet to snooze on.

Laminate

Laminate floorings are synthetic and come in a variety of styles. They are the perfect option for a pet-loving household as they are very durable and can withstand the comings and goings of your little fluffy friends (and their scratching paws!). Laminate floorings are also more hygienic than traditional wooden floorings and can be hoovered and wiped clean very easily. We love laminate floorings at Techflooring , so get in touch today to browse our different styles or get a quote.

Carpet

This may come as a surprise, but carpet can be a reasonable option when it comes to pet owners. A carpet with closely knitted fibres is more durable and can work in harmony with your pet. Bear in mind; however, a carpet may be more high maintenance with a pet than a vinyl or laminate floor. But, if your pet is well trained and has its claws trimmed regularly, there is nothing stopping you from getting a cosy carpet. Contact us today to have a look at our carpet range.

Want to learn more about choosing the Best Flooring Options for Pets? Get in touch today, and we’ll help with any and all queries. We specialise in all flooring types supplied and fitted in Croydon and the surrounding areas.

Why choose laminate flooring?

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When there are so many flooring options available, it can be hard to decide between them. Of course, it all depends on the style and use of the room you are fitting the flooring with. If you’re unsure what flooring to go for in your home or commercial property, laminate could be the perfect choice. Not sure where to start with laminate flooring? No worries. You can buy laminate direct from us here at Techflooring as we want to help answer all your questions about laminate flooring.

Dalmatian on a beautiful laminate floor

Laminate floors from Techflooring

What is laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring is made from synthetic layers fused together through lamination. It essentially is made up of a photograph layer and a clear protective cover. This means it can come in a huge range of styles and designs.

What are the advantages of laminate flooring?

There are loads of advantages to choosing laminate flooring for your property. It is very durable, making it perfect for high foot traffic areas. It is also hygienic and very easy to clean. This makes it a low maintenance floor option which means you can spend less time mopping and vacuuming.

Another advantage is that it is quicker and easier to install than traditional wooden floors. The manufacturing process means each piece of flooring can be made to measure specifically for your room.

Because laminate flooring is so durable, it’s great to use in spaces like kitchens, dining rooms, hallways and even bathrooms.

What thickness should I get?

This very much depends on your budget and where you want to install it. Thicker laminate (10-12mm) has a more traditional wood-like feel. A greater thickness also allows for deeper etchings, making the floor look more realistic. Thicker laminate can also provide an element of sound proofing. It can muffle foot noise and echoes.

Thinner laminate (6-10mm) is cheaper so it’s great if you’re on a budget. Want to learn more about laminate flooring? Email or call us today to get quick, helpful information from industry experts.

 What style/colour should I get?

This is entirely down to preference but there are a few things to consider.

Darker or patterned floors are suggested for high traffic areas as they will help disguise dust and dirt. If you want something funky, try a patterned floor and accentuate it with neutral walls and furniture. You could also just go for something classic like a laminate wood-like floor and play around with colour in other areas of the room. It’s up to you. Browse our selection of designs and styles today.

Hopefully this has given you a little more insight into why laminate might be a good choice for you. Here at Techflooring, we will provide every aspect of laminate flooring from installation to aftercare. Contact us today to learn more and get a free no obligation quote and buy laminate direct from us here at Techflooring.

Top 5 tips on how to take care of your LVT floor

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Top 5 tips on how to take care of your LVT floor

Luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) are a popular option for properties and it’s easy to see why. They are durable, waterproof and comfortable underfoot. Because the top layer can be embossed, LVT has a much more realistic look than other options. It can easily mimic stone or wood and comes in a huge range of designs. It is thinner than traditional vinyl and therefore doesn’t disrupt skirting boards.

But once you have vinyl installed, what’s the best way to take care of it? Here at Techflooring, we want to help you take care of your LVT flooring so it looks fresh and brand new for years to come. Here are our top five tips on how to take care of your LVT flooring.

Luxury Vinyl Tiles

Clean it once a week

This might seem obvious but cleaning your floor once a week is crucial for keeping it looking fresh. By cleaning it at least once a week, dirt and stains are not allowed to sit and cause damage for very long. Cleaning also stops smells, particularly cooking or pet smells, from sinking into the flooring and creating long term problems. Going over with a hoover and then with a mop will keep your LVT floor shining!

Watch out for furniture

Make sure when you move furniture to always lift rather than drag it. Dragging furniture across the floor can create scratches and damage your floor. It’s also a good idea to put floor protectors on the legs of your furniture. These will stop your floor from becoming dented.

Stains

Spills and messes inevitably happen but it’s important to clean them up as soon as possible. If they are left to sit, they can cause deeper staining that’s hard to remove. Go in with a damp cloth and mild cleaning solution to clean small stains. Always check the cleaning solution bottle to make sure it is compatible with your LVT floor.

Keep pets nails trimmed

This is an easy way to prevent your floor from being scratched and damaged. Keep your fluffy ones claws neatly trimmed to avoid damage.

Hoover more efficiently

This a great way to keep your Luxury Vinyl Tiles looking fresh. Make sure your hoover filter bag is not too full before you start hoovering. Another tip is to check your hoover is on the right setting before you start. Having the wrong setting on your hoover can mean that your floor is not cleaned properly. Taking a good amount of time to hoover ensures that no spots are missed and your floor is cleaned thoroughly.