When renovating or replacing your flooring, it’s important to take your four-legged friend into consideration. Some flooring choices can be difficult for dogs to walk on, while others require constant cleaning. Because they are clawed, dogs can also scratch certain flooring types underfoot.
Over the past twenty years we have floored hundreds of pet-friendly homes. Whichever breed and temperament your dog is, we can offer you a variety of flooring options to suit any household. Our most experienced fitting teams also have over 30 years of practice installing pet-friendly flooring throughout Oxfordshire, so you know your flooring and your pooch are in safe hands.
To help you choose the best flooring for dogs, we have given our top three recommendations.
Vinyl’s glossy surface is easy to clean – perfect for sweeping up pesky pet hair. Modern vinyl is also denser and warmer than its predecessors, meaning your dog really can sleep where he lies. Scratch resistant, stain resistant, and available in a huge range of patterns, Luxury Vinyl is our number one choice the dog lover.
Cork is a strong, flexible material, making it the perfect dog-friendly flooring. In addition to being durable, cork contains suberin, giving it antibacterial and hypoallergenic qualities that help to keep your family safe and healthy. If your dog has little accidents, you will need to mop these up before they soak into the cork.
Like Luxury Vinyl, laminate shares the hard-wearing, easily cleaned properties that are important for pet-friendly flooring. Both are easy to install and cost-effective compared to traditional hardwoods, for example. It is important to note that laminate flooring can be slippery underfoot, potentially causing discomfort or harm to lively dogs. Choosing a textured embossed style can help to counter this.