We all love our four-legged friends. However, they can be a bit rough on our floors. Of course, no floor is completely resistant to pets, but it’s essential to consider options that can stand up to long nails or wet paws.
With anti-scratch and water-resistant options, Landmark Interiors flooring products combine the practical needs of having a pet in your home with on-trend styles that make your home feel complete. Contact your local retailer to learn more today!
Dog-Friendly Flooring Should Be Tough
When shopping for flooring with dogs in mind, there are some important considerations. While some of your flooring options may change depending on your dog’s size and level of activity, there are a few baselines to keep in mind:
Consider your dog’s nails: Anti-scratch qualities
Dogs have nails. Nails can create scratches on flooring that is too soft. While no floor is completely scratch resistant, you’ll want to look for options that have anti-scratch qualities.
Think about Moisture: Water/liquid resistance
Many things can happen in your home, from a dropped glass to your dog’s drool. You’ll need flooring that won’t stain or be damaged by water easily. This is especially important if your dog is in the process of potty training or might be prone to accidents.
Easy-to-Maintain Floors for Dog Owners
Dogs shed and track dirt. This can add to the dirt on your floors in your home. It may mean you need to sweep or vacuum more regularly to keep them looking great. Consider how much upkeep the flooring option you love requires when factoring in other pet messes.
Caring for Your Floor With a Dog in the Home
Whatever flooring option you choose, there are a couple of things you can do to care for your floor and help ensure its longevity. Clipping your dog’s nails is a helpful way to prevent scratches on the floor. Short nails limit the damage.
Place a mat under your dog’s food and water bowls if your dog is a messy eater. The mat will stop food from hitting your floor and contain any potential water spills.
Dog-Friendly Flooring Can Still Be Stylish
While maintenance and durability are important when you have a dog, you still want to maintain a sense of elegance and style in your home. Just because you have a dog doesn’t mean your home needs to show it. That’s why Landmark Interiors products include stylish options that provide that quality look while also offering durability.
Some of those options include:
LVT/LVP is one of the most durable pet flooring options. Landmark Interiors’ LVT/LVP mimics the look of real wood and offers plenty of colors and natural patterns. LVT/LVP floors are water-resistant and have a scratch-resistant layer, ensuring messes, nails, or scrapes don’t damage your floor.
Luxury Vinyl Tile & Plank
Engineered hardwood is a great alternative option for homeowners with smaller or low-energy dogs. This flooring is often comfortable for dogs and has some moisture resistance.
Landmark Interiors’ engineered hardwood comes in classic wide planks that give your home a timeless look. You can choose a warm rustic look for your home or a cool modern touch warmed by your dog’s presence.
Explore Landmark Interiors’ Flooring Products at Your Local Flooring Retailer
Are you ready to find the right flooring for you and your furry friend? Use our Floor Visualizer tool to see how Landmark Interiors’ flooring can fit into your home or browse through our Look Book. Then, contact your local flooring retailer to discuss Landmark Interiors’ flooring products today.