Many homes we visit have pets of some sort. Ok the swimming types don’t really matter when it comes to choosing a floor, but choosing the best wooden flooring for pets is very important for 2 reasons, the safety of your pet and how pets affect your floors.
So what is the best wooden flooring for pets?
Well out of the choices of laminate flooring, engineered and solid wood flooring, each have their pros and cons when it comes to pets.
Laminate flooring is an ideal choice for the home owner with pets as its photographic laminated top layer resists scratches and marks and can easily be cleaned. When it comes to pets, the hard top surface does not offer any grip for their paws and can be quite hazardous for most pets.
Laminate flooring is fine for areas where you have runners or rugs to cover parts of the floor though
Engineered and Solid Wood Flooring
As specialists in flooring and with our extensive knowledge and years of experience we think the best wooden flooring for pets is either engineered or solid oak wood. Real wood supplies more grip for your pets due to its texture and grain. The finishes give enough friction for your pets to scamper about on without any worry.
There is the added problem of scratches building up from sharp paws but with these types of flooring they can be refinished using sand and seal techniques to remove imperfections in the surface.
Real wooded floor also need to be protected against pet accidents as puddles do not sit well on the surface for long periods of time.