Protecting your floors from your pets!

If you own a pet, you already know how it works! With all the love that they your receive from them, it also takes a great deal of responsibility. In this blog we’re going to tell you the best flooring for your pet, as well giving you the best advice that you may need to deal with accidents and their hair. So, one of the first issues is….

Dealing with the mess they leave behind.

No pet owner will deny it, pets leave a mess wherever they go, and their hair is probably the most annoying but unavoidable thing you’ll have to deal with. Wooden floor are slightly easier to clean. All it will need is a quick clean with a microfiber dry mop. It is recommended you try and avoid hoovers as for the most part it just blows the hair around and gets it caught in the air.

 

If you have carpets, our suggestion would be to hoover them twice over. However, if you have a squeegee, a device which i more known for cleaning windows, they pick the hair up in small clumps and the hair sticks to the rubber. It is a far slower process, but it is one that works! Giving your pets hair a regular brush is also recommended!

 

Your pets can also be prone to having the odd unfortunate accident. It is something that, especially in the early days, can not be avoided! Urine on wooden flooring is easy to clean up, and is fairly self explanatory. If an accident happens on a carpet however, it is important you dry the area first. One dried, a wet paper towel or damp cloth will do the trick. Another tip is to mix a solution of white vinegar and water, apply it to the area and sprinkle baking soda over the top. This acts as a neutraliser and should remove any stains.

What is the best flooring for pets?

Our suggestion would be Vinyl Tiles as by far the best flooring for pets. First and foremost it has a good amount of friction, which will prevent your pets from sliding around and breaking your favourite vase! Engineered and solid wood are another good option. They similarly have good friction, but can damage quite easily. It will be important to keep your pets nails trimmed to prevent scratching and permanent damage to your floors. Vinyl is more water resistant than hardwood, and is unlikely to be left with watermarks after a spillage.

 

Another good option is laminate. If you’re worried about damage to your floor then this is the one for you. It is incredibly hard to scratch or mark, and is by the far the most cost effective flooring on the market.

 

There are a number of great options of flooring for homes with pets, it really is down to personal choice! We hope our guide has helped you to make your decision.

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