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Americans love their pets. In fact, 68 percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association. Although, not everyone keeps their pets inside, the majority do. So, when it comes to choosing flooring and other home décor options, many homeowners also take their pets into consideration.
We want to cover some of the best options for flooring if you have pets. No matter how well they are trained, pets will make messes. However, you don’t have to compromise on style. There are plenty of options that provide stain and wear resistance while still looking beautiful. Many flooring manufacturers even take pets into consideration, creating options specifically for homes with pets.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
If you prefer hard surface flooring, luxury vinyl is a great way to go. It’s stylish, coming in wood and stone visuals, and also durable. Luxury vinyl is resistant to scratches and it’s waterproof, making it a great pet-friendly option. It’s also easy to maintain.
Stainmaster has a specific line of luxury vinyl made just for pet owners. Their PetProtect luxury vinyl flooring is made with a special coating that resists scratches, and it offers extra traction for pet paws. In addition the flooring resists odors from pet accidents.
There are several pet-friendly options for carpeting, which may surprise you. Carpet is often a good flooring option for pets since it’s soft, quiet and provides good traction. It also won’t scratch. However, you do want to consider the construction of the carpet as some may catch pet claws and snag.
If you want to enjoy carpet in your home and provide your pets with a warm place to lay on the floor, here are some options to consider:
Stainmaster Pet Protect
A pet-friendly carpet that is color safe and fade resistant. It’s easy to clean; resists pet hair, odors and stains; and offers durability and comfort. The carpet reduces the attraction between pet hair and carpet, allowing the hair to be easily removed when vacuuming. It also has built-in stain protection to keep accidents from ruining your carpet.
Tigressa Waterproof H2O
This new carpet offers a waterproof construction that prevents liquids from soaking into carpet padding and subfloor. It’s also durable and easy to clean. It’s pet-proof and kid-proof, so spills and accidents can be removed with no lingering odors.
This is an exclusive brand of Carpet One. Lees offers superior stain resistance. With protection running all the way through the carpet fiber, Lees repels most liquids. They also offer a 25-year “no exclusions” stain warranty that covers stains many other carpet warranties won’t, such as pet stains. It also comes with a double-density backing that can take a lot of wear and tear.
There are options for both hard surface and carpeted flooring to enjoy your pets without worrying about the damage they will do. You also don’t have to compromise on style.
If you are interested in any of these pet-friendly flooring options or have more questions, feel free to give us a call at 952-933-8944 or stop by our showroom in Hopkins.