Have you fantasized about filling your beautiful home with luxurious wool carpets or hardwood? These are choices that can enhance the look of your home, but if you have pets you might want to think twice about your flooring choice. The most ideal choice for homes with pets is tile flooring. The following are the reasons why you should avoid high-maintenance flooring and go for tile flooring instead:
One of the biggest issues with our furry friends is their nails. Even when well trimmed, their nails can still snag carpet and gouge hardwood. The winner when it comes to scratch resistance is tile. This flooring option is resilient and durable, so your skittish kitties and playful puppies would need steel nails to scratch tile.
If your kitty knocks down your glass of grape juice onto carpet flooring, the juice could sink into the fibers and discolor your carpet. If your dog has an accident on the carpet, it could descend into the fibers and leave lingering odors for days. Tile flooring, on the other hand, neither stains nor traps odors. Any mess your pet creates stays on the surface and won’t discolor or damage the floor.
Tile flooring is one of the easiest types of floors to clean. While pet hair, dirt, and dust will easily fall into cracks in hardwood planks or in get ground into carpet fibers, the same will sit on top of tile. Not only will it be easy for you to remove loose dirt, but you will also wipe liquids off effortlessly. You won’t have to use expensive detergents in order to get your floor sparkling clean. This ease of cleaning will save you money, time and effort.
Since pets live closer to the floor, choosing a safe flooring type is important to their health and well-being. The problem with other flooring options such as carpet and vinyl is that they can release harmful chemicals into the air for a long time after installation. The good thing with tile flooring is that it doesn’t present the problem of off-gassing, which makes it a healthy choice for homes with pets.
The surface may be hard and uncomfortable for your pet to lie on, but the benefits of this type of flooring by far outweigh this con. In any case, you can place rugs around the home for your pets to lie on.
Visit us today and choose from a wide range of tile flooring options that will keep both you and your furry friends happy.