Pet-Friendly Flooring Options

Pets are family; unfortunately, dogs and cats are not always friendly to the flooring within your home. This post provides helpful information on varieties of pet-friendly flooring.

Pet-Friendly Hardwood Flooring

  • Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) – A hardwood known for its durability and scratch resistance.
  • Walnut – Offers a rich, dark appearance and is relatively wear-resistant.
  • Maple – Known for its hardness and ability to resist dents and scratches.

There are additional hardwood flooring species ideal for households with pets, including:

  • Birch
  • Ash
  • Cherry
  • White Oak

Pet-Friendly Vinyl Flooring

  • Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) – Resilient and waterproof, mimicking the look of hardwood.
  • Sheet Vinyl – Provides a continuous, water-resistant surface with various design options.

Pet-Friendly Laminate Flooring

  • Water-Resistant Laminate – Specifically designed to resist water damage.
  • High-Pressure Laminate (HPL) – Known for its durability and scratch resistance.
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Pet-Friendly Engineered Hardwood Flooring

  • Durability – Engineered hardwood has a strong top layer that can resist scratches and wear caused by pet claws.
  • Stability – Its multi-layer construction provides stability, reducing the risk of warping or cupping, even in areas with fluctuating humidity.
  • Moisture Resistance – When adequately sealed, engineered hardwood may be more moisture-resistant than solid hardwood, preventing issues related to spills or accidents.
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