A guide to choosing the best flooring for dogs: everything you need to know

Best flooring for dogs

Searching for the best flooring for dogs can often seem a daunting task as you want something stylish and durable, but also comfortable and safe for your furry friend. When you search ‘Best flooring for dogs’ or ‘Pet friendly flooring’ you will mainly see results that point you to flooring options that are best for dog owners. That is not always the same thing.

In today’s comprehensive guide, we deconstruct what dogs want in a flooring as opposed to what most dog owners prioritise.

Let’s take Jenny. She has just bought a new puppy. She currently has carpets throughout but wants something that will be more appropriate for the onslaught the flooring will take with a news puppy in tow!

What are her initial needs? Scratch-resistant flooring for dogs, waterproof flooring for dogs, easy to clean flooring for dogs.

Scratch-resistant flooring for dogs

This will be essential in order to maintain an attractive floor. What would be good floor options for scratch resistant flooring for dogs?

  • Laminate flooring
  • Tile flooring
  • Luxury vinyl flooring with a PU layer of over 0.55mm
  • Stone flooring

Waterproof flooring for dogs

Young pup is bound to have some accidents, so this is a no brainer. What would be good floor options for waterproof flooring for dogs?

Easy to Clean Flooring for Dogs

High on the list of Jenny’s priorities is likely to be easy to clean flooring for dogs. What floor options does she have?

  • Laminate flooring
  • Tile flooring -ceramic or porcelain
  • Luxury vinyl flooring
  • Click LVT

So, Jenny has researched her options and the one that ticks all the boxes is vinyl flooring.

Now let us look at what her puppy would prioritise.

Pup wants the following:

  • Secure footing/good grip
  • Comfortable under foot
  • Cool in summer and not cold in winter
  • Hypo-allergenic

What is the best option for pup?

Estimates suggest that around 1 in 3 dogs will develop arthritis in their lifetime, with the percentage increasing significantly in older dogs (80% of dogs over 8 years old might have some degree of arthritis). As with everything, prevention is better than the cure. By giving your dog safe flooring from an early age, it can help to prevent slips that can lead to joint issues, injuries and osteoarthritis in dogs.

But let’s not forget Jenny. She is the one who pays the bills after all! Her priorities are:

  • Scratch resistance and durability
  • Waterproof
  • Ease of cleaning and maintenance

If only there was a dog-friendly and pet-proof flooring that could tick all the boxes…

Floors for paws PawSafe domestic range

  • Secure footing/good grip for dogs
  • Comfortable under foot
  • Cool in summer and not cold in winter
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Scratch resistance and durable
  • Waterproof
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Vet endorsed

Ready to find the perfect balance for you and your furry friend in your home? Order your free samples from the PawSafe Domestic range today.

If you want the best flooring for your dogs, simply call us today on 01522 300218 to find out more, or  drop us an email to info@floorsforpaws.com

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