Is Laminate Flooring Pet Friendly?

Laminate flooring is certainly known as a pet friendly flooring option, although there are some simple precautions to take for you to keep your floors in tip-top condition and to keep your pets’ tails wagging. Read on to find out more as to why laminate flooring is a great choice for those of us with furry kids, as well as the little maintenance or precautions you will need to ensure you get to enjoy the maximum lifespan of your wood laminate flooring.  

Laminate Flooring is Scratch Resistant

One of the reasons why the variations of wood laminate flooring is pet friendly is because of the wear layer which is scratch resistant. That’s right, no more worrying about your pet’s nails causing nicks and scratches to your floors. Whether you have cats or dogs, or both, laminate flooring is a great pet friendly option. It is however important to get a professional laminate flooring installation service done at your home to ensure that the flooring is installed correctly to fully embrace all the excellent properties of laminate. Get a laminate flooring quote in order to ensure that minimal or no scratches will appear to ruin the aesthetic appeal of your home.

Cleaning is Easy-Peasy

With laminate flooring, there’s no need for any complicated cleaning processes in order to keep it looking good and new. You simply need a vacuum cleaner (with a hard surface-friendly attachment) or a broom, and a damp mop or a microfiber cloth. This makes it easy to clean up after the messy activities that your pets often get involved in.

Another excellent property is that laminate flooring does not hold any odors, nor does it trap your pets’ hair like carpeted flooring. This also means that it has hypoallergenic properties making it sake for the whole family.

To save yourself the time and energy that other flooring options often require, do yourself a favour and minimise the chores, while remaining as stylish as ever, by getting an expert laminate flooring installation service to do your floors at your home for you.

Maintenance and Precautions

The simple maintenance that is required for laminate flooring to remain in tip-top condition will be maximised using the correct tools, products and by taking simple precautions. Should you be using a vacuum cleaner, ensure that it has a hard surface-friendly attachment and use it before you dry mop the floors to remove any dirt that could potentially scratch your floors.

Do not use any harsh cleaning products that could affect the wear layer, and keep moisture to a minimum. In high traffic areas, such as doorways, you may want to take the precaution of laying down a mat in order to prevent the scuff marks of excited pets. Finally, you may want to keep your pets’ nails trimmed in order to prevent scratch marks which, although unlikely, could appear after a rough bout of play. By keeping the nails of your pets short, you will also ensure that they have more traction on your smooth laminate floors.

For top quality laminate flooring and installation services, contact us for a laminate flooring quote today. Make your house more pet-friendly, economical, and simple to maintain with the many fur-friendly properties of laminate flooring.