Pet Safe Flooring for the Holidays

Bulldog puppy in a Santa suit playing with red ornaments

More than 85 million families in the U.S. have a pet, according to the National Pet Owners Survey, but they can be rough on floors. To help you find a floor that withstands the wear and tear of having pets, here’s an overview of three of the best types of pet-safe flooring.

Tile

Tile flooring comes in a variety of colors and styles, is moisture resistant, durable, and is known to be long-lasting. While it is colder underfoot than other options, it’s perfect for pet owners because they aren’t susceptible to scratches.

Carpet

Just because you have pets doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy carpet. There are several pet-friendly lines that boast some of the most stain-resistant technology in carpet. For instance, Shaw’s patented and proven LifeGuard carpet protection system. This innovative system protects the entire carpet fiber by repelling and preventing stains. It also has a stain repellent that will not fade away even after repeated cleanings.

Additionally, Mohawk has created SmartStrand, a pet-friendly line, with 0% moisture absorption and silk fibrous material, which makes it easy to soak up spills or muddy paws.

Cute dog laying next to Christmas tree

Luxury Vinyl

Luxury vinyl flooring is not only visually appealing, but it boasts many features that will please you too. The newer locking systems of vinyl flooring allows it to be waterproof. Vinyl flooring is more resistant when it comes to scratches, offers easy maintenance, and is cost-effective. The Floorte collection by Shaw is an excellent example of luxury vinyl that holds up against the wear and tear of pets. This pet-safe flooring can withstand 10 days of water submersion, wipe dry with a cloth, and still look good as new. This feature is great for standing up against pet accidents.

There are many stylish options to choose from when it comes to determining the best fit for you and your pet. Regardless of which flooring you choose, the professionals at Eastman’s are here to help.

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