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6 Pet-Friendly Flooring Options for Your Arizona Home [Quick Guide]

Pets are no longer required to sleep outdoors except on the coldest nights. Pets have become a part of the American family. The shift from service animal to companion animal has changed the ways that many people think about how they treat their dogs, cats, and other pets. In return, pets have given us health benefits such as decreased blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and feelings of loneliness.

The next time that you want to replace your flooring, make sure you choose an option that matches your pets needs. At Express Flooring, we recognize that our products have pros and cons for pets. We give our customers honest information that can help them choose their new floors wisely.

  1. Carpet Flooring
  2. Tile Flooring
  3. Wood Flooring
  4. Laminate Flooring
  5. Vinyl Flooring
  6. Stone Flooring

Pet Friendly Flooring

Carpet Flooring

Pros: Carpet flooring is one of our favorite options for pet-friendly homes. Carpets create soft floors that animals will enjoy lying on. Just because you want your dog or cat in the house doesn’t necessarily mean that you want it on the couch.

We even have a Stainmaster carpet specifically designed for pets. Stainmaster PetProtect carpet flooring has features that:

  • Resist pet hair.
  • Reduce pet odors (hey, accidents happen).
  • Make it easy to clean.
  • Give fibers durability.

The human members of your family will also benefit from carpeting. Many people don’t realize that carpet fibers can capture pet dander. Studies show that carpet actually prevents allergens from floating in the air, which means you can breathe easily while your pet stretches out on the floor.

Pet Resistant Carpet

Cons: While most pets love carpet flooring, the product isn’t always perfect for you and your furry friends. Some types of carpet are difficult to clean after pets have accidents. Loop carpets can also catch claws, making it difficult for pets to walk on carpeted floors.

We can help you choose a carpet that avoids these problems. Depending on the type of pet that you own, you may need to choose a cut pile carpet that has been treated with stain-resistant chemicals.

Tile Flooring

Pros: Tile flooring is very easy to keep clean, so it’s a superb option for households with young or incontinent pets. If your pet has an accident, you don’t have to worry about it staining the tile flooring. Instead, you just clean the mess when you discover it.

Tile flooring also suits the needs of animals that have retractable or short claws.

Cons: The downside to tile flooring is that it lacks the comfort that pets get from thick carpeting. That problem is easy enough to solve by providing soft bedding for your animals. We can also help you choose area rugs that your pets will enjoy lounging on throughout the day and night.

Wood Flooring

Pros: Wood flooring is a good option for families that don’t mind sweeping frequently. Depending on your pet’s hair color, you may even be able to see the fur accumulate in corners. Assuming that you don’t want “dust bunnies” as new pets, the accumulation tells you that it’s time to sweep or vacuum the floor.

Cons: You may run into a few challenges if you choose wood flooring for your home. Long claws can scratch the wood’s surface. “Accidents” can also stain wood if you don’t clean them soon enough.

Most people find that they can avoid these issues by keeping their pets’ nails trimmed and potty training new animals so they understand the house rules. Express Flooring can address pet stains and odors when they become significant.

Laminate Flooring

Pros: Laminate flooring looks like wood, but it has a protective top layer that protects it from damage caused by claws and teething pups. The protective layer also means that you don’t have to worry as much about messes.

If you want hardwood floors, but you’re worried that your pet might damage the wood’s surface, laminate flooring is a good option for your household.

Pet Friendly Laminate Flooring

Cons: Pets may not find laminate flooring very comfortable. That’s the only downside to choosing it. Again, we can help you choose an area rug that will add comfort to the floor. You can also put your pet’s bed in the room so it has a comfortable place to lie.

Vinyl Flooring

Pros: When it comes to resisting messes, few materials can beat vinyl flooring. Vinyl flooring is practically impervious to liquids, so you don’t have to worry about pet accidents staining the material or reaching the subfloor. Having our professionals install the vinyl flooring makes it even more resilient.

Vinyl also has a softer feel than most types of flooring. It’s not as soft as carpet, but it’s much more comfortable than tile and stone flooring. Most animals don’t have any problems stretching out on vinyl floors for afternoon naps.

Pet Friendly Vinyl Flooring

Cons: From your pet’s perspective, there aren’t any negatives to vinyl floors. Some members of your family, however, may want to avoid vinyl flooring because it isn’t recyclable. That’s a personal choice that you and your family will have to make, though. Many people feel that the pros of vinyl flooring outweigh the cons.

Stone Flooring

Pros: Stone flooring looks wonderful in kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor areas. Your pets probably won’t love it, though, since it’s rather hard. Stone isn’t exactly the most comfortable option for indoor pets.

Cons: Natural stone flooring can absorb liquids, so it’s best to keep untrained animals away from rooms with stone floors. We can, however, use topical and penetrating sealers to make your stone flooring less absorbent.

Realistically, though, how much time do pets spend in kitchens and bathrooms? For most families and pets, the location of stone flooring means that the negative features don’t matter much.

Pet lovers have plenty of good options when choosing flooring products. Schedule a free, in-home estimate so we can help you choose the perfect option for your household.

Pet Friendly Flooring Options Infographic

In Search Of Flooring For A New House? [Things To Know]

With So many options available, you could use one type of flooring all throughout your home, but that would be doing yourself a major disservice and taking away many of the benefits that common flooring solutions have to offer. When you are refinishing a home or building a new home, it’s important to think about which flooring solutions are best for the different spaces that you are finishing. For example, a bathroom is known for being damp, so it’s important to use a flooring solution that’s water resistant like tile flooring.

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Floating Vs. Glue-Down Wood Flooring [Pros & Cons]

Floating wood floors are thinner tongue and groove flooring sections that interlock together without any actual fasteners. Typically, this type of hardwood flooring is set up with a series of tongues and grooves so that they can be attached to one another. When installing these hardwood flooring options, you simply slide the tongues into the grooves and place the flooring directly over your subfloor. They are simple and fast to install and offer long-term durability that you simply can’t get from other types of flooring.

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Learn More About Mohawk Hardwood Flooring (Updated)

Hardwood flooring is always a statement of charm, style, and performance. Loved for its lasting durability and natural allure, hardwood creates a luxurious feel on your home. On top of that, cleanup is easy that’s why these floors are ideal for households with kids and pets.

Durability That Lasts

Mohawk hardwood floors are known for their durability that lasts. Not only that, they’re beautiful and can suit in most rooms in your house. As these hardwood floors age, they obtain this certain “character” that exudes richness. Continue reading

Why Mohawk Tile Flooring is so Popular? [Definitive Guide]

For more years now, Mohawk has been exceptional at providing quality flooring for homes in America. They first rolled out their Mohawk carpets in 1878. One of its early beginnings definitely puts them in a very experienced place when it comes to flooring. Continue reading

[Complete Guide] Is Laminate Better Than Hardwood?

One common dilemma for homeowners doing their own remodeling project is choosing among the many main flooring options. To be specific, picking between laminate and hardwood.

Many people who choose hardwood flooring would argue that laminate is only the inferior version between the two. On the other hand, those who go for laminate would say that hardwood is expensive. Either way, it can’t be disregarded how both of the two options have their own advantages. Continue reading

Cost Effective Flooring Options to Choose in 2018 (Pros & Cons)

There are many different flooring options that are used commonly in homes today, and most of them will work well even if you don’t have a huge budget to work with. No matter what type of room you want to re-floor in your home, there is likely a good solid flooring solution for you to rely on. Before paying for the materials and the flooring installation, take the time to get to know the most popular flooring solutions and to find out which is the right one for your own needs. Continue reading

Make this Christmas and New Year’s Celebration memorable with Express Flooring’s [stain-resistant carpets]

Christmas and New Year’s celebrations:

2017 is almost at an end. But, Christmas and the New Year is right around the corner! To make this Christmas and New Year’s celebrations memorable, Express Flooring has introduced it’s stain resistant carpets at the most affordable rates! Continue reading

What are the different options for [carpet installation] at Express Flooring?

The flooring is one of the first things that guests notice when they step into your home. Express Flooring carpets offer a lively character to your entire home décor as they range from the most varied materials to the most diverse designs. The right kind of carpet flooring is capable enough to make your setup look elegant and beautiful. Continue reading

[Room decoration tips] with luxury vinyl flooring types

Vinyl tiles are perfect for creating luxurious styles. Luxury vinyl floorings are popular because they mimic beautiful wood and stone patterns. They are durable and easier to maintain compared to actual hardwood or stone flooring. Because they are easy to maintain, luxury vinyl tiles are commonly used in high traffic areas. Continue reading