Getting a puppy is a huge responsibility that requires commitment, sacrifice and big lifestyle changes.
Nowhere is this dedication more evident than the moment you walk into the home of a new pup owner – blankets, plastic sheets and old carpets are often scattered everywhere in an attempt to protect your home against your new pup’s mess.
Keeping your furniture safe from pup’s should be easy enough, especially when they’re sometimes covered in blankets and usually occupied by humans. But the biggest problem that puppy owners face is keeping their floors safe from the barrage of scratchy nails, fur and excited pee that your new furry friend will inevitably unleash everywhere.
Not every type of flooring is up to the task of dealing with these doggy dangers, but there are several materials that are especially good for worried new dog owners, the best of which we’ve outlined below:
Lino has become one of the “go-to” flooring choices for homeowners looking for an attractive and durable floor that won’t break the bank. Moisture and slip resistant, sheet vinyl floors are the perfect solution for dealing with any little ‘accidents’ that your new puppy may have quickly and easily.
Luxury Vinyl Tile flooring is similar to in terms of durability and résistance, but could be considered a more luxurious choice. With a huge range of patterns and designs to choose from, luxury vinyl tile flooring can not only help you to keep your floors safe from your puppy, it can also help your house to look great.
Suggesting wooden and laminate floors for dog owners might seem like a red flag, but the sturdiness of this type of flooring can often be surprising.
Carpets and puppies generally don’t mix very well, but carpet tiles present a solution for homeowners who want the feeling of carpeted floors without the hassle of paying for expensive professional cleaning every time the puppy has a wee “accident” on the floor. Because the tiles can be individually removed, they are ideal for cleaning stained sections of the floor without having have the entire carpet professionally cleaned.
Effective “puppy-proofing” doesn’t have to involve plastic sheets and rugs everywhere to prevent your puppy from ruining your floor coverings. Help them fit seamlessly into your life by ensuring you choose the proper floors for their safety and your sanity.
If you’d like more information about the best type of flooring for homes with dogs, or if you’d like to take a look at some of the flooring mentioned above, please get in touch with us today.