Our four-legged friends can be hard on floors. When it’s time to install new flooring, take a look at the many stylish options that will go the distance with your pooch.
Best Dog-Friendly Flooring Options
Luxury vinyl is an excellent choice for homes with furry companions. Our Vivero Luxury Flooring collection is one of the most resilient flooring products on the market featuring Diamond 10™ Technology for long-lasting durability, easy cleaning and 100% waterproof planks. It comes in luxurious looks of wood, stone, slate and ceramic with a textured surface that’s not only convincingly real but provides slip resistance to padded paws.
Vinyl tile flooring makes it easy to wipe away the little accidents left by housetraining puppies or the inevitable water bowl spills. And there’s no need to sacrifice style for the convenience of an easy-care surface. Now more stylish than ever, vinyl floor tiles come in a variety of patterns, colors, and styles that closely resemble natural products like wood, stone, and ceramic tile.
Laminate floors give you the look of traditional hardwood and natural stone in a durable surface that stands up to the rough treatment dogs can dish out. When shopping for laminate flooring, steer away from smooth or high gloss finishes that can cause your pet to slip and slide. Instead, look for a textured surface that not only enhances the floor’s beauty but provides surer footing. Laminate’s scratch- and water-resistant wear layer takes the worry out of pets tracking water on the floor. Just make sure to quickly wipe up spills after they happen.
Hardwood – Homeowners with dogs often think a hardwood floor is beyond their reach. Actually, hardwood floors and dogs can live in harmony – with a few rules. Keep your dog’s nails trimmed regularly and be sure to wipe up any messes quickly.
Our top recommendation is the Performance Plus Hardwood collection. Its durable finish and acrylic micro-beveled edges make this flooring less susceptible to damage. The beveled edges give additional grip for your dog’s paws as they gain speed across the floor, which prevents scratching. Choose flooring with a distressed look that’s lighter in color and with a low gloss finish. These attributes will help hide any marks that your active canines may make.
It’s easy to earn tail wags from man’s best friend by choosing dog-friendly flooring.