When building, extending or remodeling your home it’s second nature to consider the flooring choices for your DIY project – but it becomes an even more important decision when you have pets in the home.
We’re a nation of pet lovers, which makes it all the more high priority to consider flooring that will not only withstand the effects of our furry, four legged friends, but will also look great with minimal effort – after all, who doesn’t love an easy life? So what are the flooring options for pets in the home? Let’s take a closer look…
Creating a warm and inviting feel in the home, real wood flooring is traditionally one of the most desirable flooring options on the market today. Though it is a healthy and environmentally friendly choice, hardwood flooring is not the best option for homes with pets. Real wood flooring absorbs any liquids so if your pet has an accident it would seem into the wood and can cause it to swell and contract.
For that reason we recommend our range of wood-effect tiles. They have all of the beauty of real wood but the low-maintenance that comes with either ceramic or porcelain tiles. Any little accidents can be wiped up quickly and easily with no damage done to the tiles.
While many wouldn’t traditionally consider vinyl flooring to an ideal option for pet owners, the new luxury varieties are an excellent choice for homes with pets. Thanks to its versatility, water and scratch resistant nature and easy-clean low maintenance nature, vinyl is quickly becoming a popular choice for heavy traffic areas in the home such as kitchens, bathrooms, hallways and conservatories.
An ideal alternative to real wood flooring, many of the design options offer the visual appeal of hardwood flooring, minus the hassle.
It is easy to clean any muddy paw prints and water bowl spills – and any accidents your pet might have won’t stain or leave a lingering smell. Many of the new luxury varieties are also scratch and slip resistant, are quieter underfoot and provide a softer surface for your pet, too.
One of the best flooring choices you can use in a home with pets is tiles – and they make an ideal option when it comes to withstanding the daily wear and tear, too. Porcelain and ceramic floor tiles won’t scratch easily, are easy to clean if muddy paws make their way indoors and won’t stain if your furry friend has any accidents.
We have an extensive range of ceramic and porcelain floor tiles. Available in a huge range of colours, designs, styles and sizes we will have a floor tile suitable for every room setting.
Our tiles also pair wonderfully with underfloor heating systems for a real toasty feel underfoot. Not only is this an efficient way to heat the home, but will also free up plenty of wall space, too.