Best flooring for pet owners

best flooring for dogs

At Floors for Paws, we know our customers need flooring that works not only for their pets but for them too. Here we look at the best flooring for pet owners and their pets!


Our blog contains lots of posts about the best flooring for dogs and we pride ourselves on the work we do with Canine Arthritis Management in helping to provide comfortable and kind flooring solutions to help your ageing dog. However, we understand that customers who are pet owners have high expectations when it comes to their flooring and at Floors for Paws, we deliver solutions to keep everyone happy.

Pet friendly flooring from Floors for Paws

Pet friendly flooring prioritises the needs of your pets and our Pawsafe Domestic Range does just that. A unique comfort backing gives better cushioning, particularly important for older dogs with arthritis while the textured, anti-slip surface layer helps prevent young pups not yet steady on their feet, and older dogs to retain their balance. Indeed, the Pawsafe Domestic Range currently has the highest slip rating of any vinyl plank flooring available.

So, we know our pet friendly vinyl flooring is kind to animals, but what does it offer to owners?

Best flooring for pet owners

In addition to our Pawsafe Domestic Range, we offer the Pawsafe Commercial Range and a Luxury Vinyl Range and all are manufactured from the highest quality vinyl. This gives our customers the confidence that they are choosing flooring that is pet-friendly and pet-proof!

Features of dog proof flooring from Floor for Paws

Durability – our vinyl flooring is made up of 5 separate layers making it hardwearing and durable. When professionally installed by an approved contractor, our Pawsafe Commercial Range carries a 10-year commercial guarantee and our Pawsafe Domestic Range carries a 30year domestic guarantee.

Scratch resistance – no one wants to see their flooring damaged by sharp claws or teeth so at Floors for Paws, our vinyl is given a scratch-resistant surface layer to withstand scratches and scuffs.

Waterproof – whatever age your dog is, accidents will happen so owners need dog pee proof flooring. Our vinyl flooring is glued to the sub-floor to create an impermeable seal between any joins, making our ranges completely waterproof.

Stylish – who says pet-friendly flooring has to be dated and unattractive? At Floor for Paws, we know our customers want flooring that is aesthetically pleasing and stylish to suit every type of home. Available in a wide choice of styles, colours and patterns, our flooring caters for every taste to suit any style of décor.

Eco-friendly – our flooring is manufactured from sustainable materials using environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes to ensure a product that is kind to the planet.

Low maintenance – vinyl floors are extremely low-maintenance requiring little more than regular vacuuming and mopping. Deep cleaning can be carried out easily and frequency will depend on the foot traffic your floor has to deal with. How to maintain vinyl flooring has all the information you need to keep your flooring in tip top condition.

To discuss any aspect of our flooring, please contact our sales team by email at or by phone on 01522 300218.

A guide to vinyl plank flooring

Vinyl plank flooring

A comprehensive guide to vinyl plank flooring, telling you everything you need to know about this easy to maintain flooring solution.

What is vinyl plank flooring?

Vinyl plank flooring is a type of luxury vinyl flooring, made of PVC, that is supplied in plank-shaped strips (like hardwood or laminate flooring) rather than the traditional squares of luxury vinyl tiles.

What does luxury vinyl plank flooring look like?

Luxury vinyl plank flooring or LVP, is specifically designed to offer the aesthetic of a real wood floor, with designs and colour options representing a wide variety of natural wood finishes.

Now we have explained what LVP is, let’s look at the benefits it offers to homeowners, and specifically to pet owners!

Benefits of luxury vinyl plank flooring

Durability – the composition of LVP produces an extremely durable flooring that offers good resistance to the scratches and stains that heavy foot traffic can cause.

Waterproof – when professionally installed, LVP is waterproof, as an impermeable seal is created between the joins in the vinyl that liquids cannot penetrate.

Low maintenance – beyond regular sweeping or vacuuming, LVP can be cleaned quickly and easily by mopping with plain water. How to deep clean vinyl floors – a guide for pet owners explains how to deep clean your LVP and what to avoid.

LVP is kind to pets – offering the look of a real wood floor without any of the discomfort for your pets, LVP is a multi-layered product. At Floors for Paws, our LVP range has an anti-slip, textured surface plus a reinforcement layer, and the Pawsafe Domestic range also has a high density fleece backing for joint comfort. Flooring for older dogs is important to get right if they are to remain comfortable for as long as possible and our range has been developed in conjunction with CAM (Canine Arthritis Management).

How to lay vinyl plank flooring

LVP must be installed over an existing subfloor. An enthusiastic DIY-er can prepare a subfloor for vinyl flooring, but we recommend a professional fitter carries out the work to ensure guarantees are not invalidated. Where a professional fitter is used, Floor for Paws can offer guarantees of up to 30 years dependent on flooring type.

Where to use luxury vinyl plank flooring

A really versatile flooring solution, LVP can be used anywhere in the home. Its ability to withstand the impact of high volume foot traffic makes it the perfect choice for use in entrance halls, hallways and kitchens, while its water resistance makes it ideal for bathrooms. The plank shape and size allows for a wide choice of patterns to be created too, and a classic herringbone pattern will always suit any lounge or sitting room.

Luxury vinyl plank flooring from Floor For Paws

At Floors for Paws our luxury vinyl range offers 12 wood-effect, vinyl plank options that can be installed to replicate the look of a solid wood floor or a traditional parquet floor. Alternatively, our Pawsafe Domestic range offers a choice of two plank sizes in either a herringbone-effect finish or a plank-effect look. If you are considering LVP flooring but aren’t sure which colour or design would suit your home, order up to three free samples from the luxury vinyl range or up to three free samples from the Pawsafe Domestic range to help you decide. If you have any other questions in the meantime, our friendly sales team will help via email at or over the phone on 01522 300218.