What's the Best Flooring for Pets?If you are remodeling your home or looking to buy a new home, there are a lot of chooses you have to make. One of the most important things to consider is the flooring. After all, what do you use more in your home than the floor? If you have pets, it can make your choice for flooring more complicated. If you’re wondering what the best type of flooring for your pet is, here are some pros and cons to consider about each type of flooring:

Carpets:

Pros: Carpeting is fairly universal because it is affordable and comfortable. Carpets are softer both for you to work on and for your pets to lay on. They come in many different styles and color, so you can find a carpet to match any home.

Cons: However, carpets are known for being hard to clean. Pets often drag in dirt and other contaminants from outside, which can stain carpets. If your pet has an accident in the carpets, it can be hard to get the smell out of your home.

Hardwood Floors:

Pros: Hardwood floors are popular because they are beautiful. They look good in any home in any room. Hardwood floors are considered classic and timeless.

Cons: Unfortunately, hardwoods are easily damaged by moisture, such as a pet urine accident. They are fairly soft, making them easily scratched by pet claws running around.

Stone Flooring:

Pros: Stone flooring is scratch resistant, making it a good choice for pets with sharp claws. Stone also doesn’t absorb moisture or stain easily, making it easy to clean up any messes your pets make. It also won’t absorb odors.

Cons: Softer stones, such as marble, are beautiful, but require more maintenance. Stone flooring is hard and gets cold easily, making it uncomfortable for both pets and humans.

Tile Flooring:

Pros: Tile flooring is similar to stone flooring. Most tile is scratch-resistant, doesn’t absorb moisture, and cleans up easily. Tiling comes in a large variety of options, so you can find something to suit almost any home.

Cons: Like stone flooring, tile is often a cold, hard, and uncomfortable surface. This issue can be negated by wearing slippers and laying down pet beds.  

 

In general, pet owners tend to gravitate towards tile and stone flooring for the convenience these surfaces offer in cleaning up the messes that pets often make. However, the type of flooring that you choose for your home is a personal choice. Make the choice that you feel is the best for you and your family. No matter what type of flooring you choose, Chem-Dry of Greensboro can help you clean up the pet messes that occur in everyday life!