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What floor works best with pets?

What floor works best with pets?

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According to a survey done in 2020, a whopping 59% of British households own a pet. And pet owners will know all too well the mess our little furry loved ones can cause. Household floors need to be prepared for the paws, claws and spills that come with the joy of having a pet.

Deciding on a floor that blends style and functionality, whilst catering to your pet can be tricky. Here at Tech Flooring, we want to help make the process easy. We highly recommend vinyl floors for pet owners. Let’s dive deeper into why vinyl floors are perfect for pets!

 

What floor works best with pets?

Whatever pet you have – surely it has to be the right one?

Why vinyl?

Vinyl floors are durable, waterproof and stain resistant. This is the reason they work so well in pet owning households. Unlike traditional wooden floors, vinyl flooring is cost effective and so is great if you’re on a budget. Vinyl floors come in a range of thicknesses. Thicker vinyl floors will feel nicer underfoot for little paws. Choosing thicker vinyl floors also means they will muffle sound- which is perfect for busy homes.

Vinyl floors can withstand a lot of foot traffic. Because of this, they are great for busy households with one or more pets. Another advantage of vinyl is that it is low maintenance. Spills and splashes can be cleaned up quickly and you won’t have to be vacuuming too much! Vinyl is super durable and can put up with any crazy activity from your pet with no worries.

How to maintain your vinyl flooring

An easy way to maintain your flooring is to regularly clip your pet’s claws. This will lower the chance of scratches and dents occurring. Vacuuming twice a week keeps dust and fur off the floor and helps it look fresher. Follow up with a damp mop and gentle cleaning solution. When spills happen, deal with them quickly. Allowing a spill to sit for too long can permanently stain your floor.

Try putting rugs out. Not only is this a way to add personality to a room but it also protects from pets. The rugs protect the floor and provide a cosy place for your furry friend to snuggle up on. If the rug gets dirty, it can be easily removed and cleaned- leaving your floor fresh.

Door mats are also a good idea. They can stop dirt from ever reaching your floor. When you come back from your walk, get your pet to briefly step on the doormat. This also stops dirt from shoes getting onto your floor. Following these simple tips will keep your vinyl floor looking brand new for years to come.

Hopefully, this has given you an insight into one of the best floors for pet owners. Interested in having vinyl floors installed in your home? Get in touch today to speak to an industry expert. We have loads of different designs and colours available- so there’s something for everyone! Contact us today to discuss options and get a free quote.

 

A cute dog on a wooden floor

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.