Laminate Flooring and Pet Paws: A Match Made in Heaven
Choosing the right flooring for your home is a heavy decision — doubly so when you have a beloved pet to consider. Between the frequent shedding, occasional peeing, and unavoidable scratching, your four-legged furry friend can do a number on your floors.
Hardwood flooring, therefore, is out of the question for you and your pet. Although its durability and aesthetic value are undeniable, maintaining it while caring for your pet is impractical.
Thankfully, laminate flooring in Santa Ana advanced through the years, allowing it to take the daily wear and tear that your pets may put it through while still being stylish.
Laminate floors are nearly effortless to keep clean. It also doesn’t trap dirt and allergens like your pet’s fur. You only need to sweep the floor with a broom or use a light vacuum to get rid of any shed fur.
There’s no need to worry about damage to your laminate floors in case your pet accidentally poops on your floor or brings mud inside the house. These floors are resistant to stains; with a cloth and some water, you should be able to clean any spills and messes.
Unlike hardwood floors that require special products like wax to clean it and maintain its appearance, you only need a damp mop to get your laminate floors looking brand new. You can invest in a laminate floor cleaner, but that’s an option rather than a requirement.
Laminate flooring has a sealant layer made of clear melamine resin that makes it resistant to moisture. This is why laminate flooring is ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, and other semi-moist areas of your home. Liquids won’t damage them as long as you don’t leave it standing for long periods. Its moisture-resistant quality also means your floors will be safe from your pet’s drool, pee, or spilled drinks.
Moreover, laminate floors’ synthetic material makes it less likely to grow mold. This reduces the risk of your pets getting sick due to mold exposure or ingestion.
Resilient to Wear and Tear
Regularly trimming or filing your pet’s nails can only do so much to prevent scratches and dents on your floors. Fortunately, the durability of laminate is nearly comparable to that of hardwood.
Its top resin layer makes it resistant to scratches and dents. It can also take heavy traffic from your pets running around the house all day. You won’t have to avoid roughhousing with your beloved furry family members for fear of damaging your floors.
Laminate flooring’s color is also less likely to fade because of excessive exposure to sunlight. You can let your pets can sunbathe on your living room floor instead of closing the curtains on their source of warmth.
No Compromise on Style
The quality and appearance of laminate floorboards have significantly improved over the years. Laminate flooring can now effectively imitate the look of different flooring materials, such as hardwood, stone, and bamboo. In fact, laminate floors are now being touted as a top flooring option to increase home value, next to hardwood, stone, and tile.
Main Street Kitchen & Flooring has an extensive inventory of new laminate flooring styles. Visit our showroom in Santa Ana and browse through our selection of stunning and realistic laminate flooring options.