If you you are a pet owner, it is important to take your four-legged friend into consideration when you are looking to replace the floors in your home. After all, pet accidents and dirty paws happen. You may also be wondering which material is best for dander and allergens . So it is important to arm yourself with as much information as possible when shopping for new floors in your home.
Its true that there are many different materials to choose from, and many 21st-century consumers have added health and environmental effects to their list of flooring priorities, and finding a material that meets these concerns is getting easier. In this article we are going to observe the pros and cons of carpet, luxury vinyl plank and tile.
Many consumers have concerns about installing new carpets when they have a furry best friend at home. Recent innovations in the flooring industry have allowed manufacturers the ability to produce pet proof carpets. This can occur by either the use of specialized treatments to the fiber or attaching a waterproof backing that would prevent moisture from soaking through to the carpet padding, where bacteria and mold growth can occur. Also, some colors or patterns hide pet hair better than others, so consider this when choosing new carpet, too.
LUXURY VINYL PLANK / WATERPROOF FLOORS
Cost, appearance, and durability are things to keep in mind when shopping for a floor under any circumstances, but if you have a dog living in your home, durability quickly becomes the most important factor. The good news is that the right luxury vinyl can be both durable and cost effective. The biggest plus to the consumer is that luxury vinyl is less expensive than hardwood flooring without sacrificing the timeless look of wood.
By and large, tile will be the most durable option for pet owners. Tile is not porous, so there is no need to worry about absorption or staining. It can be cleaned with anything, easy to wipe up pet stains and cannot be damaged by bleach or ammonia. Tile also boasts many beautiful colors, shapes and sizes. And one of the newest trends we are seeing in the industry is “wood-look” tiles that actually mimic the look of real hardwood floors. Many pet owners agree that tile will be the most durable option for man’s best friend.