How to choose pet friendly flooring?

Cute CatHow do you have a pet and still have a lovely home to live in? That is a good question. It is estimated that 63% of Australian households have at least one pet.

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Pets traffic can be tough on some types of floors. Flooring is a personal preference and having a few house rules can make it easier for you and your pets to live in harmony.

  • Have areas that your pet can’t go. It is best to prevent your pets from having free run of your carpeted areas, especially your bedrooms.
  • Rugs and mats. Have a special rug or mat for your pet to sit on and have their own place to be.
  • Trim your pets nails frequently. Pet nails can scratch your floor, if you don’t keep them trimmed.
  • Sweep your floor regularly. Many pets moult and drop their fur (hair), no matter what flooring you have this hair should be regularly swept up.

Wood laminate or hardwood floor are most prone to being scratched. Hardwood floors can be re-sanded and brought back to life at a later date or have the rustic country look.

Vinyl is a common flooring option that many people choose when they have both pets and children. Tile flooring is another popular choice and comes in a range of colours and finishes. These types of flooring are very practical and exceedingly durable; they are long-lasting and resistant to scratching and moisture which makes them a good choice for pet friendly homes.

Carpets are not a good option for pets and as the piles or loops in your carpet can catch on your pets claws and carpets will carry odours from where your pet has been. If you do have carpets make sure you have a mat, rug or even better a low bed off the carpet where your pet can sit. These mats and rugs can then be cleaned regularly to prevent odour to your carpets.

No matter what type of flooring you choice regular sweeping, vacuuming and cleaning is a must to prevent fur, hair, dirt and sand which your pets have brought in from building up and making your floors dirty or and scratching them.

Your tile and carpets will benefit from an annual professional carpet clean which will bring them back to their best and make sure you get the full life from your flooring.

Book your appointment with Country Life Carpet Care today.