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Have a pet? What to consider before purchasing your new flooring

By Jill

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:58 AM

I have a cat and I am considering a loop pile carpet, can their nails get caught? cat on carpet Yes, their tiny little claws can get under those loops and pull out threads (along with small dogs). In most cases, I would recommend going with a cut pile carpet (no loops). If you’re set on getting a loop pile, I would advise to go with the tightest loop available.
I have a large dog and would like to get a wood floor, what would you recommend? dog on laminate flooringGrowing up with labs, I have seen our wood floors take a BEATING. From the edges of our stairs getting gnawed, to water damage from the water bowl and of course claw damage from sprinting back and forth playing fetch. You will want to get a product with a tough wear layer and something that includes a 25 year to lifetime finish warranty. Remember, that warranty only guarantees that finish will not wear or fade in 25 years … Wood being a natural product, can still scratch. There are no guarantees for scratching. The great thing about wood floors is you can buff and recoat them.  However the best way to inhibit scratching is to keep your lovable pet’s nails short and buffed. [caption id="attachment_45" align="alignright" width="300"]Amtico Abstract Amtico Abstract[/caption] Of course, you can always go with a product that has the look of wood, without it being the real thing! When I started in the business 15 years ago they didn’t have a lot to choose from.  Now companies such as Amtico and Armstrong Flooring have created great products that can achieve the look and withstand the abuse. Come visit our Los Angeles flooring store to see the many great flooring products that work well with your loved house mates.

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