We love our pets here at Floor Coverings International Central Westchester but we also know that they have the potential to wreak havoc on our floors. But don’t worry—there are flooring choices that are both durable and stylish for pet owners.
Cork is an eco-friendly flooring option that also happens to be pet-friendly! It has fantastic durability and moisture resistance, which is great for busy homes with pets. Furthermore, cork is hypoallergenic, meaning that will prevent the dander, fur, and dirt from getting trapped in your floor. An added bonus of cork is that it also absorbs sound and will dampen the sound of your pets’ clicking nails.
Stone and Tile
Stone and tile are hard to beat in terms of durability and resilience. Their density and strong surface makes them highly resistant to scratches and stains, so your floor will stay safe no matter how rambunctious your pets are. From porcelain and ceramic tiles to slate or tile, there are endless options to choose from that are great for pet owners. Be sure to pay attention to the grout lines depending on the stone or tile you choose, as these will need to be properly sealed to prevent staining or damage from spills.
Luxury Vinyl Tile
Luxury vinyl tile is the modern solution to nearly every flooring problem, including the risks associated with pets. It comes in a near-endless variety of styles that mimic hardwood, stone and more at a much lower price point. Luxury vinyl tile provides more cushion than hardwood does as well, which will keep both you and your pets comfortable.
Laminate is another great alternative to hardwood flooring that will quell your fears of scratches and stains. It’s quite durable and a much more affordable choice than true hardwood and luxury vinyl. One aspect to consider is that laminate can be slippery for your pets to walk on, so we advise you have an area rug or bed nearby for your stand on.
Are you interested in installing pet friendly flooring in your Central Westchester home? Our friendly experts at Floor Coverings International Central Westchester are here to help! Call today for a complimentary consultation and visit from our mobile showroom. We proudly served the Mamaroneck, Rye, and Larchmont area.
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