We are excited to announce that we have relocated to a new address, 1140-21331 Gordon Way, Richmond, BC V6W 1J9, Canada.

Our previous location unfortunately suffered damage from a fire, but we have now reopened and are ready to welcome you at our new place.

Please feel free to give us a call at (604) 278-6256. We can't wait to see you!

Choosing and maintaining pet-friendly flooring

Choosing and maintaining pet-friendly flooring is important to ensure the comfort and safety of both your pets and your home. Here are some considerations and options for flooring that is suitable for households with pets:

Considerations for Pet-Friendly Flooring:

  1. Durability: Pets can be hard on flooring with their claws and activities. Look for flooring materials that are durable and resistant to scratches and wear.
  2. Stain Resistance: Accidents happen, so choosing flooring that is stain-resistant and easy to clean is essential.
  3. Traction: Pets, especially older ones, might have trouble on slippery surfaces. Opt for flooring that provides good traction to prevent slips and falls.
  4. Noise Reduction: Pets' paws can make a lot of noise on certain types of flooring. If noise is a concern, consider options that absorb or minimize sound.
  5. Allergies: Some pets and humans are sensitive to allergens that can get trapped in certain types of flooring. Look for hypoallergenic options if this is a concern.
  6. Budget: Different flooring materials come at different price points. Consider your budget when making your choice.

Pet-Friendly Flooring Options:

  1. Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) Flooring: LVP mimics the appearance of hardwood while being more resistant to scratches and moisture. It's also easy to clean and provides good traction.
  2. Tile Flooring: Ceramic or porcelain tiles are highly durable, stain-resistant, and easy to clean. However, grout lines might need extra maintenance.
  3. Laminate Flooring: Laminate flooring is durable and can resemble hardwood or stone. It's scratch-resistant and less expensive than hardwood.
  4. Carpet Tiles: If you prefer carpet, consider carpet tiles that can be replaced if stained or damaged. Opt for stain-resistant and easy-to-clean varieties.
  5. Cork Flooring: Cork is a natural and sustainable option that's comfortable for pets to walk on. It's resistant to scratches and moisture but might need occasional sealing.

Maintaining Pet-Friendly Flooring:

  1. Regular Cleaning: Sweep, vacuum, and mop regularly to remove dirt, hair, and debris. This prevents scratches and keeps the floor looking good.
  2. Trim Pets' Nails: Regularly trim your pets' nails to minimize scratches on the flooring.
  3. Use Rugs or Mats: Place rugs or mats in high-traffic areas and under food and water bowls. These catch debris and protect the flooring.
  4. Clean Accidents Promptly: If accidents happen, clean them up promptly to prevent stains and odors from setting in.
  5. Use Furniture Pads: Attach furniture pads to the bottom of furniture to prevent scratches when pets move around.
  6. Regular Maintenance: Depending on the flooring type, follow manufacturer guidelines for maintenance and refinishing.

Remember that the best flooring choice for you depends on your specific situation and preferences.

Let Island Carpet help choose your pet-friendly flooring.

Our carpet store in Richmond is staffed with friendly flooring experts who can help you with all your flooring questions.

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