What are the best flooring installations for people with pets?

Your lifestyle is one of the most important factors to consider when shopping for a new flooring installation, and as any pet owner knows, having pets is definitely a lifestyle choice. Whether you have a lovably huge moose of a dog with big nails that could gouge the flooring with heavy footfalls, or a nervous Pomeranian who gets overexcited and doesn't always make it out the door in time, you need to choose a flooring installation that can hold up to the extra wear and tear that comes with having pets.

The main things to look out for when choosing a flooring installation from a pet-owner point of view, are durability and stain-resistance/cleanability. Here are our top picks for flooring installations that knock those criteria out of the park!

A laminate flooring installation is a good choice for homes with pets, because it features an outrageously durable design that sloughs off pet problems like they were nothing. The layered design adds unparalleled stability, and the durable wear coating protects it from the normal dings, dents, and nicks that come from pets with large nails. While it's not completely waterproof, it is water resistant enough to handle most pet messes. Since it is a hard-surface flooring material, laminate floors are a snap to clean up! If that sounds good to you, maybe it's time to call your nearest laminate floor installers!

SmartStrand™ carpeting
Hard-surface flooring isn't for everyone, however. If you prefer the softer touch when it comes to your flooring, you might think twice about getting carpets because you own pets. Really, this is a pretty smart decision when it comes to most carpets, but SmartStrand™ carpet isn't like most carpets!

This carpet is made from a uniquely structured fiber that bounces back into shape after even the most punishing foot traffic imaginable, and features built-in stain resistance that never fades. The stain-fighting power of this carpet is so powerful that nearly any stain can be washed away with little more than a bit of water. Does that sound too good to be true? Well, look up the Google "Mohawk rhino challenge" and see for yourself just how resilient this carpet is. Put it this way, unless you keep pets larger and messier than rhinos in a zoo, this carpet should have no problem holding up to anything your pets can dish out!

Come see for yourself!
The best way to choose flooring to accommodate your lifestyle is to see it in person, and consult with flooring professionals who can help guide you through the process of choosing the right floors, and point out things you might not think of!

If you'd like to set up a free, no-obligation flooring consultation and estimate, simply contact our Completely Floored showroom in Everett, WA, to get started!