What is the Best Flooring to Use with Pets?

Your furry friends are important to you – but so is keeping your floors looking beautiful, clean and fur-free!

When thinking about the flooring options for your home, it’s good to keep your pets in mind. Nails can make scratches, accidents can cause odours and shedding fur can make messes…

dog and cat cuddled up together

Luxury Vinyl Flooring (LVT)

Durable, hardwearing and easy to clean, luxury vinyl flooring is the perfect choice for a pet-friendly home! It’s a versatile flooring option, with loads of styles to choose from including some stunning stone and wood effect designs. LVT is scratch, stain and water-resistant, so it can be easily wiped down if your furry friends have any accidents in the house. In addition, it is soft and quiet underfoot so it will reduce the noise made by over-excited pets!

Why is luxury vinyl flooring good for pets?

> Scratch and stain resistant

> Easy to clean

> Quiet underfoot

> Water-resistant

simply classic oak luxury vinyl lvt wood effect flooring

Above, Simply Classic Oak Luxury Click Vinyl Flooring

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is also a great pet-friendly option for your home due to its durable, hardwearing and long-lasting nature. Like LVT, it comes in a wide range of beautiful styles and it is stain-resistant, scratch-resistant and super easy to clean! At Flooring Mountain, we even have some waterproof options available to limit the damage done by any accident-prone pets.

Why is laminate flooring good for pets?

> Scratch and stain resistant

> Easy to clean

> Water-resistant options available

sea brown laminate wood effect oak flooring

Above, Sea Dark Brown Laminate Flooring

How do you maintain your flooring when you have pets?

> Regularly trim your pet’s nails to help avoid scratches on the surface

> Keep a towel at the entrance of your property to clean and dry dirty paws – dirt can cause fading, staining or even scratches on your flooring

> Place a mat down at the entrances to your property for extra assurance of clean paws!

> Brush and bathe your pets as often as you can to avoid their fur getting all over your flooring

watson white luxury vinyl lvt wood effect flooring

Above, Watson Frost White Luxury Click Vinyl Flooring