Do you have a four legged friend in your home? Do you wonder, what is the best flooring for dogs?
We’re here to help you with that! Dog owners have a few aspects to consider when wanting to add the best flooring for dogs into their home: scratch resistance, cleanabilty, sound absorption and traction.
Meet my girls: Penny and Bella and my granddog, Kiki. They are the loves of my life!
Pros: Scratch resistant, pee proof, quieter sound, easy to clean. Vinyl flooring has just enough grip for your dog to feel safe when trotting across it.
Pros: Scratch resistant, easy to clean. Cons: Not pee proof, noisy, no traction. Generally, dogs hate it!
Tile – Ceramic and Porcelain
Pros: Scratch proof, pee proof, easy to clean (but residue left in grout), nice and cool to lay on. Cons: Noisy, no traction.
Pros: Dogs love it for traction and because the family tends to get down on the floor more often, no scratching (but loop pile can pull), and it’s quiet. Cons: not pee proof, needs extra vacuuming and occasional spot cleaning.
Pros: Easy to clean. Cons: Easily scratched by claws, not pee proof, not very quiet, no traction.
I chose a wood looking vinyl for my home, and I love it! It doesn’t scratch, it’s pee proof for those occasional accidents, it’s easy to clean, it’s quiet and has enough traction for my girls. We invite our dogs to sit on the couch with us, I am not into sitting on the floor with them.
If carpet is your preference choose a solution dyed yarn such as Stainmaster pet protect, it promises to be cleanable. Check out What does a stain warranty really mean?
My Grandog Kiki on her new Stainmaster Pet Protect area rug covering the ceramic tile, now she’s free to run and play. The ceramic tile made her scared and cautious, but the traction of the carpet gives her more security.
Do you have more questions about which floor to get for your four legged friend? Contact Me!