The Best Type of Flooring for Your Pets

When considering new flooring, consider your four-legged friends as well!

When considering new flooring, consider your four-legged friends as well!

When choosing new flooring, people tend to think about what works for their family. But what about our four-legged friends? To put our purchases into perspective, your pet stays at home more than you do. While you are working 40 hours per week, your pets are at home waiting to greet you. Why not choose flooring that both fits your style and works for every member of your family?

Vinyl and Laminate

Vinyl flooring can be comfortable for your furry friends. This floor is easily maintained with its even surfaces and can offer your pets free roam of the house. It is durable and resistant to scratches or scuffs. Laminate is also another perfect option for your furry friend. Like vinyl, this floor will hold up to your pet’s nails and can’t be infiltrated by liquids. It is also known for its durability and can be easily mopped or vacuumed.

Ceramic & Porcelain Tiles

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are the best options for your pet’s little messes. These floors are stain and water-resistant as well as easy to clean. However, because they are so hard and cold, your pet might enjoy a bed of their own. If you decide on tile, rugs can help if put into strategic places.


Pets and carpeting are just not a good idea. While carpeting is the softest option on the list, on a practical level the flooring is the worst option for your furry friends. If not carefully clipped, animal claws can become entangled in the carpet threads. These floors can become stained easily and soaked with your pets odors. If you must have carpeting, look for a nylon or polyester carpet with a built-in stain protection.


Hardwood floors are typically not the best marriage with pets. If your pet is not fully house trained, puddles can soak into the wood and stain or warp them if not moped up immediately. Pet nails or hard toys can scratch the wood when thrown or if the nails are too long. It is generally recommended by manufactures that families with pets, especially dogs, not to have hardwood floors as the constant care and cleaning up after the animals could damage them.

Just like everything else in life, there isn’t a one-size fits all solution to flooring for your pets and your family. But at Jim Boyd’s Flooring America, we have many options that can work for both you and your furry friends.

Contact Jim Boyd’s Flooring America for More Flooring Tips

Jim Boyd’s Flooring America, located in Timonium, MD, will provide you will all the best flooring tips and flooring options. We carry every thing from carpeting and hardwood flooring, to ceramic tiles and vinyl flooring. Whether you’re looking to improve your home or business, we have the knowledge, expertise, and experience to take on your project and do it right. If you’ve got questions, don’t hesitate to call our experts for advice. Call 410-667-0620 or click here to contact us.

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