The furry friends that you have at home can quickly turn a frown into a smile. With their puppy eyes and loving hearts, it’s hard not to fall head over heels for your pup. While they may be the light of your life and you love coming home to them every day, they do require some additional thinking when it comes to designing your home. For instance, the floors that you invest in throughout your home. While you don’t want the flooring solution you choose to be based entirely off the fact that you have dogs, it is certainly something that you should consider.

In today’s blog, we are going to touch on a few of the things that you should be taking into consideration when it comes to choosing the right flooring solution for a home with pets. Given that every dog is different, as is the home they live in, these points that we cover are going to vary for every reader but should be considered by all pet owners looking to invest in new floors.

Shedding

It goes without saying, most dog owners are known for the dog hair that they proudly wear on their clothes. In the case that you have a dog that sheds, this is something that you are going to want to take into consideration before you settle on a flooring solution. If you decide to go with carpet, their hair is undoubtedly going to stick to the carpet and could cause you to vacuum more frequently. Unfortunately, the same thing is going to happen with hardwood floors, but the slickness of the floors will make it a little bit easier for the hair to move around. Either way, this is something that you should be prepared for when you consider the flooring that will work best for you.

Aside from that, you may also want to consider the color of their coat and what that will look like in contrast to the color of your floor. While it may not bother everyone, having dark floors covered in white dog hair can be more noticeable.

Potty Trained

Another thing that you will want to consider is whether or not your pup is potty trained. Unfortunately, the type of flooring that you choose isn’t going to help make training them any easier, but this factor could affect how long your floors look good. What we mean is that accidents that happen on the carpet could stick around for a while. Pet urine is actually one of the most common carpet stains. So, if your pet isn’t potty trained or they have a lot of accidents, sticking with hardwood or tile might be a better option.

Let Floor Expo Help

Having to choose a flooring solution in a house that has dogs is not the end of the world, though it may seem like there are more factors to consider. If you’re struggling to find the right option for your home, reach out to the team at Floor Expo. We would be more than happy to help you find the solution that best suits your needs and your style. Contact us today to get your free design consultation started.