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What Are the Best Floors for Homes with Pets?

Discover the best floors to own if you have pets.

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 Do You Need A "Pet Friendly" Floor?

Armstrong's Pet-Friendly Floor Types

About 63 percent of all U.S. households have a pet. We love our animal friends! But they can be tough on some types of floors.

One of the biggest problems with pets is their nails. If you don’t keep them trimmed, they could scratch a laminate or hardwood floor. Many pets also shed, and, they may not always remember they’re housebroken! The good news is that you can have a beautiful floor and still keep the family pet!

Explore your options below.

 Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is a popular flooring option for families with pets. Luxury vinyl and vinyl sheet are highly durable, long-lasting, and resistant to moisture, scratches and dents. They are also easy to maintain. And here's another benefit of vinyl: it softens the sound of your pet’s nails when they walk across the floor.

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Pet Friendly Vinyl Flooring

 Laminate Flooring

Pet Friendly Laminate Flooring

Laminate is an excellent choice if you have a pet who has the run of the house. Armstrong laminate floors have the VisionGuard™ wear layer that protects against scratches, stains, and scuffs. Laminate is also easy to clean. Just dust mop or vacuum regularly and use a damp mop and Armstrong Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner for a thorough cleaning.

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 Hardwood Flooring

Some hard surface floors do have limitations. Hardwood flooring and pets aren’t typically a marriage made in flooring heaven. If your pet creates any spills or puddles on your hardwood floor, you have to mop them up immediately because the boards can stain and warp from moisture. Pet nails and toys can also wreak havoc on a hardwood floor. Best advice if you have a pet and want a hardwood floor? Keep your pet’s nails trimmed and keep their toys in a different room.

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Pet Friendly Hardwood Flooring

 Don't Forget Buddy

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Don’t forget Buddy or Fluffy when you're choosing a new floor! Consider a pet-friendly floor that will make your pet feel at home and give you peace of mind. Talk to an expert at your local flooring store to find out more about the right floor for your home.

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Find the Perfect Floor

The Floor Finder tool helps to choose a floor based on your lifestyle and budget.

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