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Four tips for hardwood floors and pets

Jan 17

Four tips for hardwood floors and pets

Wood flooring is far easier to clean than carpeting if you have pets. However, hardwood floors are easier to maintain than carpeting if you have pets.

Hardwood floors are an excellent choice for pet owners. Their fibers don't trap or retain allergens. Also, wood flooring is far easier to clean than carpeting. You should be aware of some things when you have hardwood floors or pets.

Choosing a Right Wood for Your Pet

It's not possible to change the type of hardwood flooring if you already have one. Consider your pet's preferences when choosing the type of wood for your new hardwood floor.

For dogs, harder wood is better for them. Hardwoods that are not hardened can be damaged by dogs' nails. You should also choose light to moderately colored hardwood because hair, scratches, and dander will show up more easily on darker floors. For hiding scratches, light to medium woods with a more distinct grain are better. Take into account oak, maple, or hickory.

If you are having your floors finished, go for a satin or matte rather than a shiny one. Shiny floors can only be seen through hair and scratches. You should hide them.

Use Rugs in High Traffic Areas

Rugs protect areas of your floor that are most likely to be walked on by pets and people. They add beauty and personality as well to your home. Avoid rubber back rugs as they can cause damage over time.

A rug is a good place to keep your pets' water and food clean. It is important to replace the rug as soon as it gets damp so that the floor doesn’t become damaged by prolonged exposure to water.

There is more to your cat's health than just fido. You must also take care of hardwood floors for Kitty. Put a mat beneath the litter box and move it to an area with no wood flooring.

Pet Accidents on Wood Flooring

Unfortunately, accidents do happen. Do not let your fear of your cat or dog peeing on your hardwood floor keep you awake at night. Keep an enzyme cleaner for hardwood floors handy. This will get rid of the unpleasant odor and prevent it from happening again. Make sure to remove any spillages immediately and use the enzyme cleaner. San Diego Flooring is recommended to clean your hardwood floors.

Keep Your Dogs' Nails Tight

This will minimize any damage to your wood floors. It is also good for your dog. Imagine how your feet would look if you hadn't trimmed your toenails.

No matter what kind or type of flooring, pets can increase the wear on your floors. But it is well worth it. It's hard to price the love that they bring back. When it's time to refinish your floors contact us for a no-obligation estimate. We'd love to meet you, furry friends, as well!


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