One of the biggest issues with pets and floors is scratching, especially if you don’t keep nails trimmed. Even pets that don’t actively scratch floors can still leave their mark just by walking, running or jumping around. Pets also shed and occasionally forget that they’re housebroken.
But don’t fret, we have good news: Even with a scratchy, furry, accident-prone pet at home, it can still be possible to have beautiful floors. You just need to find the right type!
Fortunately, many of our durable flooring options are both pet-friendly and big on style, so you don’t need to pick one or the other. Whether you want the best flooring for dogs or the best flooring for cats, here are some options and considerations to keep in mind.
More than 6 in 10 of all U.S. households have a pet, but they can be tough on floors. To help you select a suitable floor to stand up to life with the animal members of your family, here’s an overview of some of the most popular types of flooring — and how each might hold up with dogs, cats and other furry friends.