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Pets and Hardwood Floors FAQs

Hardwood floors are one of the best types of flooring that you could have in your home. It is durable and strong, with many additional benefits for pet owners. We know how troublesome our furry friends can be sometimes – especially when it comes to dirty paws and little accidents on the floor – which is why we recommend upgrading carpeted rooms to hardwood flooring if you haven’t already done so.

With this in mind, you might already be prepared to switch to hardwood flooring. But, before you do that, here are some of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to pets and hardwood floors – answered by our experts to allay any worries you may have.

Why is hardwood flooring good for pets?

Hardwood flooring is ideal for homes with pets for a multitude of reasons. Some of the most meaningful benefits of hardwood flooring include, but are by no means limited to, the following:

  • Very easy to clean pet stains and pet hair as they can be easily identified on the surface, and can be vacuumed, sweeped, or wiped away. In comparison, any stains or hair left on a carpet can be frustrating to clean and remove, even with a vacuum.
  • Reduces risks of fleas, ticks, and mites that can hide within carpet fibres which helps improve pet cleanliness and hygiene.
  • Other flooring types such as carpet and tiles allow for airborne particles to be trapped within them – whether that’s within the fibres or grout – which can lead to potential allergy flare-ups from pollen, dust, or other allergens. This can be hazardous for both pet owners and pets alike.

Which is the best type of hardwood flooring for pets?

The best type of hardwood flooring for pets are made from stronger and more durable wood species such as oak, maple, or hickory. These types of hardwood flooring are available in a wide range of colours and styles, so you don’t have to worry about your new hardwood flooring lacking appeal. Instead, your home’s design, and indeed its value, can actually be increased with the implementation of hardwood flooring, making it a great choice as a long-term investment.

Can pets damage hardwood floors?

Unfortunately, it is possible for your pets to damage hardwood floors, particularly if they have sharp claws that can heavily scratch the flooring. On the other hand, this can be prevented by regularly trimming your pets’ nails and discouraging them from scratching the floors. It may also be worth considering placing rugs on areas where they tend to scratch often to avoid any further damage to your hardwood floors.

Don’t let this deter you from installing hardwood floors – they are still beneficial for pet owners.

Hardwood Flooring Solutions with The Flooring Group

Upgrade your flooring to hardwood today with The Flooring Group, a London flooring company that is committed to ensuring 100% customer satisfaction every step of the way. We offer first-class service that makes sure that you are happy with everything, from consultation to installation.

Contact our team today for a free consultation and get a quote for your hardwood flooring project, helping you and your fur babies feel more comfortable at home.