If you are a pet owner, you most likely are aware that pets can be tough on living spaces, including your newly constructed home in Roatan. Thankfully, when it comes to choosing flooring for your island home, there are a few choices that can stand up to the stresses caused by household pets. Keep reading below for the top flooring choices for pet owners.
Tile flooring works great in homes with pets because it’s strong, durable and resistant to scratches as well as stains. It is very unlikely that your cat or dog’s claws will be able to scratch the surface of a tile floor or that any “accidents” with leave a lasting stain. The smooth surface of tile floors are a breeze to sweep and mop. Plus, they are available in a wide variety of colours and styles. If there is a drawback to tile with pets is that it can be hard or slippery underfoot, but that can be modified with small rugs and pet beds.
Vinyl is much softer under your feet than tile but is still an easily cleaned surface. Vinyl is water resistant, strong and comes in a wide variety of styles to allow matching with the rest of your island home style. Vinyl is quieter than other harder flooring options which can be good for owners of active animals. One disadvantage of vinyl flooring to watch out for is that it can be ripped if heavy furniture is dragged over it, but it can withstand the paws of your pets.
Laminate flooring is a good option because it looks like hardwood flooring but is much easier to care for and is cheaper. Laminate flooring is resistant to fading and scratching because of the strong top layer coating that it has. Laminate floors are good for cats and dogs because they are simple to clean and care for. A disadvantage of laminate floors is they cannot be refinished, so if damage does occur, the offending piece will need to be replaced.
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