Do you have a dog or cat (or both) and interested in new flooring? There are many different flooring options out on the market, making the process of finding the best flooring option for your family long, tiring and sometimes confusing. Finding a flooring choice that will not only give you stylish floors but also deter pet damage can be difficult. But don’t worry because we found the best pet-friendly flooring options for your dogs and cats.

1. Waterproof Flooring

We love our dogs and cats, but no matter how well trained they are, they will inevitably make a mess. From water, food and even mud, some flooring will be permanently damaged if the mess is not immediately cleaned. To avoid the possibility of damaged floors, check out waterproof flooring. Waterproof flooring also comes in handy if you have children, live in a humid area or suffer allergies.

2. Scratch Resistant Flooring

Just like making messes, our pets can unintentionally create scratches on hardwood and carpet. On your search for pet-friendly flooring, try to find scratch-resistant options. Luxury vinyl and laminate floors are the best scratch-resistant options. These floor types are also durable, flexible and long-lasting, so you don’t have to worry about replacing them in the near future.

Scratch Resistant Flooring


3. Tile or Stone Flooring

If you don’t want hardwood throughout your home, more great pet-friendly flooring choices are tile or stone flooring. Tile and stone flooring are both waterproof and scratch-resistant making it the perfect option for pet owners. Many homeowners prefer tile or stone in bathrooms and kitchen because those areas tend to flood easily and have the most messes.

4. Matte Finishing

Adding a finishing on top of your hardwood flooring adds that final touch that we all love. When looking at finishing, you have two options — satin or matte. While satin adds that shine most people love, it scratches easy. A large-sized dog can create scratches right away on a satin-finished floor. Whereas, a matte finish will hide noticeable scratches and claw marks caused by pets.


There’s no need to choose between the perfect flooring and your beloved animals because you can now have both! For more information about pet-friendly floors, installation, cleaning and more in the O'Fallon, Belleville, Shiloh or surrounding areas, chat with us today.