Flooring: What to do when you have dogs?

Home Flooring Services Flooring: What to do when you have dogs?

If you are a Pittsburgh dog owner, you know the hassle that comes along with taking care of it. While yes, they can be loving and an important part of the family, they can also make the floors a mess. If you are thinking about installing new floors throughout your Pittsburgh home, this might bring up the question: “What is the best floor to install if I’m a dog owner”. In this article, we are going to rank the best to worst flooring options.

Vinyl Flooring

This is the best option to install throughout your home if you are a dog owner, there are thousands of stylish floors to pick from. Vinyl flooring is very affordable and easy to clean. It also is scratch & stain resistant & is very comfortable to walk on.

Tile Flooring

It is always in style, tile is easy to clean while providing traction for your pets to run around. Tile is scratch-resistant and does not put up a fight when there are stains. Tile falls to number two on our list. It does provide many positives, tile is very hard and cold. In places like Pittsburgh that have long winters, tile throughout your home might not be desirable.

Laminate Flooring

This type of flooring is also a good option, it comes in many styles to pick from but does not offer as much as vinyl flooring. Laminate is easy to clean and is stain resistant but does not stop scratches from your dogs’ paws. Laminate flooring also doesn’t provide much traction. It can lead to your dog crashing into something. They can potentially hurt themselves or break something.

Now that you have gone through our list of good flooring options, we want to inform you of the options that you want to avoid when choosing flooring for your home. Remember this is just our suggestion, you may do as you please but the outcome of your home will not look as pretty as you wish.

Hardwood Flooring:

This is not a good option to pick from, when hardwood flooring is first installed, your home will look beautiful, but when your dog begins to run around they will leave scratches that can only be repaired when you decide it’s time to install new flooring. Hardwood flooring also isn’t cheap. In the long run, it will leave you not happy with the outcome of your Pittsburgh home.


If you are thinking about installing flooring, this is among the worst options if you don’t choose wisely. Carpet is a magnet to stains and odor. If your pet has an accident, it will be hard to clean. It will most likely leave an odor and discoloration in your carpet. It attracts hair if your dog so happens to be a shedder. The important thing to consider if you have a pet is not to choose the cheapest option, carpets can vary in quality and if you chose a cheap option, you may end up spending more money down the road when you have to replace due to not being able to get rid of the smell. LOCO experts can help you decide which is the best option for your situation. Be sure to visit our flooring page to learn more about the best flooring options for you.

Now that we have made it through our list, we hope that we could help you and your furry friend come to a conclusion on what floor will be best for you both. We know installing floors can be a stressful process, but at LOCO we look to make that stressfree for you. If you are thinking about installing flooring throughout your Pittsburgh home visit us at www.structure.mystagingwebsite.com or call us at 412.214.8441

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