According to a survey done in 2020, a whopping 59% of British households own a pet. And pet owners will know all too well the mess our little furry loved ones can cause. Household floors need to be prepared for the paws, claws and spills that come with the joy of having a pet.
Deciding on a floor that blends style and functionality, whilst catering to your pet can be tricky. Here at Affordable Flooring Solutions, we want to help make the process easy. We highly recommend vinyl floors for pet owners. Let’s dive deeper into why vinyl floors are perfect for pets!
Vinyl floors are durable, waterproof and stain resistant. This is the reason they work so well in pet owning households. Unlike traditional wooden floors, vinyl flooring is cost effective and so is great if you’re on a budget. Vinyl floors come in a range of thicknesses. Thicker vinyl floors will feel nicer underfoot for little paws. Choosing thicker vinyl floors also means they will muffle sound- which is perfect for busy homes.
Vinyl floors can withstand a lot of foot traffic. Because of this, they are great for busy households with one or more pets. Another advantage of vinyl is that it is low maintenance. Spills and splashes can be cleaned up quickly and you won’t have to be vacuuming too much! Vinyl is super durable and can put up with any crazy activity from your pet with no worries.
How to maintain your vinyl flooring
An easy way to maintain your flooring is to regularly clip your pet’s claws. This will lower the chance of scratches and dents occurring. Vacuuming twice a week keeps dust and fur off the floor and helps it look fresher. Follow up with a damp mop and gentle cleaning solution. When spills happen, deal with them quickly. Allowing a spill to sit for too long can permanently stain your floor.
Try putting rugs out. Not only is this a way to add personality to a room but it also protects from pets. The rugs protect the floor and provide a cosy place for your furry friend to snuggle up on. If the rug gets dirty, it can be easily removed and cleaned- leaving your floor fresh.
Door mats are also a good idea. They can stop dirt from ever reaching your floor. When you come back from your walk, get your pet to briefly step on the doormat. This also stops dirt from shoes getting onto your floor. Following these simple tips will keep your vinyl floor looking brand new for years to come.
Hopefully, this has given you an insight into one of the best floors for pet owners. Interested in having vinyl floors installed in your home? Get in touch today to speak to an industry expert. We have loads of different designs and colours available- so there’s something for everyone! Contact us today to discuss options and get a free quote.