For us pet owners, our little fur babies bring us joy in all sorts of ways. They’re our loyal companions and we would do anything to ensure their happiness. However, we’re all familiar with the level of care and responsibility that goes into raising a pet. Shedding is a natural and healthy process, however it can be a nightmare for those with long hair. Regular sweeping and vacuuming is necessary to maintain the cleanliness of your home. But even with the best cleaning routine, there are certain types of flooring that just don’t hold up to shaggy pets. So what are the best options out there for pets who shed?
The best type of flooring for a pet with long hair is bamboo. The natural hardness of bamboo makes it resistant to scratches and stains. It’s a new favorite amongst pet and homeowners because of its durability, easy maintenance, and sustainability. It’s easy to sweep and mop, so you and your pet will be happiest with bamboo flooring.
Hardwood is always a great choice for homes because of its clean and classic look. However it is slightly more susceptible to scratches and stains than bamboo. If your pet is trained this probably won’t be an issue, but if you have a new puppy, it might wreak havoc on your hardwood. The best types for pets are the hardest types of wood, including oak, cherry, maple, hickory, walnut, mahogany, and sycamore. These will hold up, and are easy to clean and maintain. They can also be refinished if they get light scratching from your pet.
While carpets provide a comfy space for your pet, they are also the most absorbent type of flooring. They trap hair, skin, dirt, and dust, making it difficult to keep your house clean and allergen free. It may be better to get your pet it’s own bed or cushion in order to keep their mess to one piece of furniture. This way you don’t have to deep clean your carpet every couple of weeks.
If you have any questions about pet-friendly flooring options, give Naffco a call at (813) 254-4066, or stop into one of our 3 locations and talk to one of our friendly associates today!