From our beautiful outdoor areas it is not surprising that Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world. The RSPCA estimated that over 63% of Australian households currently own pets. This is clearly seen walking around a neighbourhood and going into parks. Have you ever wondered though what are the best floors to have against daily wear and tear from pets? We have put together a list of the best flooring to suit your furry friends below.

 

1) Vinyl Flooring

 

 

Vinyl Flooring is an excellent pet friendly choice for your home because of its resilient nature. Known for its durability and effort for being versatile in your home, vinyl flooring mimics natural materials such as hardwood, bamboo and cork leaving it a cost effective flooring option for your home with pets. 

 

2) Cork Flooring

 

 

Cork Flooring is closer to the natural flooring such as hardwood but still offers you a beautiful aesthetic feeling and look for your home and your pets. Cork Flooring is also an environmentally friendly option as it comes from the bark from the Cork Tree. The removal of bark does not affect the Cork Tree making it an easy and sustainable option of flooring for your home. 

 

3) Bamboo Flooring

 

 

Another flooring known for its durability and resistant to the daily grind that pets offer to a home, bamboo is a flooring option that uses the ‘hardness’ of the floor as an advantage as it is more difficult to scratch or dent it. We suggest either the BT Strand Woven Bamboo Almond or the Quick-Step Arc Strand Woven Bamboo Gloss Coffee options for your home.  

 

4) Laminate Flooring

 

 

Known for having the same look and comfort as hardwood flooring laminate is a great option for pet households because of its clear melamine resin protecting it from dog and cat scratches, plus the general wear and tear that comes from having a pet. Laminate is also a great option because of its low cost compared to true timber flooring (just in case you need to replace it!).  

 

Although not confined to this list, there are numerous types of flooring that is recommended for you and your pets. If you have any more questions or want to inquire about a specific type of flooring mentioned, call us today to speak to one of our friendly flooring experts.