Best Hardwood Flooring for pets

How to choose best wood flooring for dogs and pets

“What is the best hardwood floors for dogs?” – we get this questions quite often.

Getting a new hardwood floor might not be the best idea if you have a dog at home, but there are still some options for owners of little pets (under 100 pounds).

Hardwood floors materials

First of all, certainly opt for the hardest hardwood flooring materials. Some tree species are harder by nature so these wood materials can handle much more pressure and resist to dents and scratches much better. Brazilian cherry, hickory, maple and red oak are among the strongest ones available on Canadian market. The ones that pet owners should avoid are black cherry and walnut and yellow birch as they have lower hardness ranking.

Additionally, some other flooring features can be quite helpful, such as: lower sheen and hand-scraped texture (distressed). They can certainly help with hiding the marks in case your pets happen to put them on floors with their claws.

If you work with a flooring company, make sure they are aware of your four-legged friend beforehand.

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Rules to follow with a dog

Once a proper type of solid or engineered hardwood floors is installed, its durability will majorly depend on how well you look after your dog and follow some basic rules of floor exploitation.

1) Trim and file dog’s nail regularly or use soft paws, vinyl caps, for protection.

2) Try to prevent any spills on the floor. You can do it by placing your pet’s food and drink on a waterproof rug, for example.

If your dog is over 100 pounds and quite active, we would strongly recommend to look into installing laminate floor instead. Laminate floors have a special layer of protection that allows them tolerate heavy pets traffic much better and with significantly less damages and scratches. If you still believe that laminate is quite boring and fake-looking, you should definitely shop around and see how many options are available nowadays that can be barely distinguished from hardwood floors from the first sight.

Alternative option that hitting the market for the last decade is commercial vinyl planks that has wood flooring imprinted design option

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