Pets & Hardwood Flooring: A Good Combination
At one time hardwood flooring may not have been the best option if you had pets in your Edmonton home. Thanks to innovative processes however, pets and hardwood are now a good combination. You no longer have to choose between having gorgeous hardwood floors in your home or your pets!
Finishes that Stand Up to Pets
Today's hardwood flooring comes in many finishes that make it tougher than ever before. With high gloss and lower-gloss finishes, some hardwood flooring is available in finishes that are doubly resistant to dents, scratches, gouges and scuffs. While keeping your pet's nails trimmed is still very important, these flooring styles will hold up better than hardwood flooring ever has. Since the coating is factory applied, each and every board is properly coated for extra protection. When choosing between glossy and more matte finishes when it comes to hardwood flooring, it's important to keep in mind that the higher the gloss, the more minor scratches will show. If you don't want hardwood to show any marks left behind by your pet, then go with a more matte finish.
Tips for Choosing Pet-Friendly Hardwood
Beyond the level of gloss in the hardwood flooring finish, there are other things you can do when choosing your new flooring to make it more pet-friendly. Consider choosing the harder species of wood so if you have a big pet with potentially damaging claws to lower the chances of leaving scratches on your hardwood floor. Also, if you choose a grain that is busier than some of the more plain ones, any little scratches or scuffs will be harder to see and will blend better with the wood grain. Finally, look into some of the textures that are available. Hand scraping, wire brushed and etched hardwood flooring when paired with lighter colours are excellent for disguising scratches and dings not just from your pets, but from everyday living in your Edmonton home as well.
There used to be a time where if you had pets, you couldn't choose hardwood flooring for your home, but with all of the choices available now, you can still enjoy the beauty found in hardwood flooring in your home. We have some of the best options for you to choose from for pet-friendly hardwood at Action Flooring. Contact us today so you can find the right hardwood that will keep you and your pets happy.