What are cat friendly floors?

So you have a new addition to the family. You have a cat.

It’s time to prepare your home to accommodate your cat’s lifestyle. Luckily that does not mean you have to sacrifice your style and comfort.

With cat friendly flooring, you and your pat can enjoy cohabitant living.

What’s the best home flooring for homeowners with a cat?

Here are our recommendations:

1. Ceramic tiles. The initial floor installation may be expensive but the floor will withstand high pet traffic because it’s a very hard surface.
Ceramic can also combat pet accidents such as cat urine and liquid slippage. You will also reap the benefits of having a sophisticated look.
2. Vinyl flooring. It’s a perfect selection for homeowners in search of heavy duty flooring. Traditionally vinyl is used in commercial setting but it can certainly pull off a stylish look for any homeowner. Cats have sharp claws. Your cat will have a challenge scratching up vinyl flooring because the floor surface is very hard. Not to mention, vinyl is very water resistant. No moisture problems. No sacrifice of style.

3. Laminate flooring. This is another scratch resistant flooring and it’s surface makes cleaning up cat urine easier.

We do not recommend hardwood or carpet because cats can easily damage these gentle surfaces. Carpet is a bad choice for a home with a cat because stains and smells from cats seep into the carpet padding. No matter how much you clean the carpet, you will always have the stains and smells.

As for hardwoods, it’s too easy for a cat to destroy this expensive flooring.  It only takes a couple of scratches and some liquid damage to ruin a good hardwood floor.

Some other things you may want to consider when shopping for cat friendly flooring is whether you want green flooring for your home.

Green flooring is any type of flooring made of non-toxic material that’s renewable. Having a non-toxic flooring option in your home can protect your cat from harmful chemicals often used in the making of commercial floors.

Here are some green floors you may consider:

  • Bamboo
  • Cork
  • Linoleum
  • Stone

To find the perfect flooring that won’t compromise your quality of home living today, come to Jim Boyd’s Flooring America.

For professional services and questions on cat friendly floor installation or other flooring options, contact Jim Boyd’s Flooring America by calling 410-667-0620or click here today!

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