We are often asked by our clients when installing Wooden Flooring, especially solid wood flooring that is it OK for pets. It is a modern misconception that home owners with pets think that it is not suitable to have solid wood flooring. Other clients wonder whether it is suitable to have a pet if the already have hardwood floors installed in their home.
Cats and dogs have claws that most think can damage their floor, but don’t worry, there are small tasks you can undertake to prevent your pets from marking or scratching your floors.
Choose the most suitable wooden flooring for your home
If you already have pets and you are considering having wooden floors fitted in your home then speak to JG Flooring who can offer advice on the best flooring for your home. Wood types like Jatoba and Merbau are both very durable, tough wooden floors and more resistant to scratching or marking.
Ensure your floors are swept regularly
Any dust or grit brought into the house by your pets and on your shoes can act like sandpaper on wooden floors. When pets are scampering around the floor they can slide and drag such debris increasing the chance of marks and scratches damaging the floor. If you have pets, cleaning and sweeping the floor muct be done more often than usual to help reduce the build up of dust and dirt.
Keep your pets nails trimmed
Dog training and cat training is an ideal way of teaching your pet to trim their own nails which will not only reduce grooming fees but also ensure that they are not too long which makes it easier to scratch your wooden flooring. A professional groomer can also trim your pets nails or you could purchase some nail clippers for pets
Break up the floor with Rugs and Runners
Also for aesthetic reasons, rugs and runners can break up the floor and add character and colour to your room, but also reduce the exposed areas that can be marked. Make sure you position the rugs in main walkways and the main path your pet uses.