Your kitchen floor is the raceway of your home and an accurate representation of cleanliness. For those of us who chose to adopt a new puppy or an older dog, they’re gonna be running around all over the place. Let’s not even discuss the messes you’re going to have to clean up thanks to your newest member of the family.
The prime directive of this piece is to answer the question: “what is the best type of flooring for dogs?”. Let’s dive right in. We’re going to break down each flooring type and the effect it plays under the paw of your canine friend.
Cork is an excellent and popular flooring type which mimics the look of hardwood. This type of flooring is both stain and water resistant. If the dog forgets all about its house training and has an accident, make sure to clean up the mess right away as water exposure can damage and alter the shape if left for an extended period of time.
Cork’s natural hardness allows the flooring to hold up against scratches. What’s great about cork is that it can be site-finished and repaired to cover up any damage the floor might have and provide an extra layer of protection against marks on the surface of the floor. You have the capability to float cork as well, impossible to do with your average hardwood floors.
Warm floors are sure to give a cozy spot to your dog/s and it feels great under your feet. Tile and stone are the most heat conductive of floor types and are tough and forgiving. Normally, Tile is cold and hard which are the only two drawbacks.
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