If you own a pet, you already know the score. With all that cuteness and love that they give you, takes a great deal of responsibility. We’ve created a handy little guide to tell you, the best flooring for your pet, as well as any advice you may need to deal with accidents and their hair. So, first and foremost.
What is the best flooring for pets?
We would always suggest that Luxury Vinyl Tiles are by the best flooring for your pets. For a start, vinyl has a decent amount of friction, which will allow your pets to run around to their heart’s content without slipping and sliding into your favourite vase.
Engineered and solid wood are also good for pets, as they similarly have good levels of friction. The issue with wood flooring is it can mark and damage easily. If you’re worried about damage to your flooring the
Laminate is the one for you. It won’t scratch or mark, but your pet may skid on this kind of surface. So the choice really is in your hands, but our best recommendation would be LVT!
So the next question is…
How do you keep a track on the mess they leave behind?
There’s no denying it, pets leave a mess wherever they go, their hair is probably the worst factor. If you have a wooden floor you’ll have a slightly easier job of cleaning it. You can quickly clean it with a microfiber dry mop. Try and avoid hoovers as it mostly just blows the hair around and gets it caught in the air. For carpets, we’d suggest hoovering them twice over. However, if you have a squeegee, normally used to clean windows, they pick the hair up in small clumps with the hair sticking to the rubber, a slow process, but it does work! Regularly brushing your pet’s can help a well and is advised.
Your pets can also be prone to having the odd accident. If you find urine on your wood flooring, it’s fairly self explanatory. However, if an accident happens on carpet, it’s a little more complicated! It’s important the area is dried first, so a dry cloth or paper towels will do the trick. Then a solution of white vinegar and water needs to be applied to the area, with baking soda sprinkled over the top as a neutraliser.
We hope our guide has helped you! For more advice go to www.poshflooring.co.uk