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Jan 17

Here are 4 tips for hardwood floors and pets

When you have pets, wood flooring is much easier to clean than carpeting. There are some things you should keep in mind when hardwood floors and pets are involved.

Hardwood floors make a great flooring choice for pet owners. Wood floors do not trap or retain allergens like dander and microorganisms, which is why they are so appealing. It is much easier to clean wood flooring than carpeting. There are some things you should keep in mind when hardwood floors and pets are involved.

Choosing the Best Wood for Pets

It's not too late to replace a hardwood floor installation San Diego. If you're thinking about new flooring, think about what kind of wood to choose based on your home's aesthetics and your pet.

A more difficult wood is the best for your dog, especially if it's a dog. Softer woods can be damaged quickly by dogs' nails. Choose medium to light-colored hardwood as hair, scratches, and dander are more visible on darker flooring. It is easier to hide scratches if the light-to-medium wood has a stronger grain. You can choose oak, ash, or hickory.

When your floors are finished, opt for a matte or satin finish instead of a glossy one. Shiny floors will only show hair and scratches. They should be hidden.

Rugs for High Traffic Areas

Rugs are great for protecting floors that receive the most foot traffic from pets and people. Rugs can also be a decorative addition to your home. Rubber back rugs are not recommended as they can cause damage to your floors.

To absorb any spillages or drips, a rug should be placed under pets' food and water dishes. To ensure that the floor doesn't get damaged from prolonged water contact, immediately replace any rug that becomes damp.

Fido is not the only thing that should be taken into consideration. If you have hardwood floors, Kitty will also need care. You can place a mat underneath the litter box, or move it to another location with wood flooring.

Dog Accidents on Wood Floors

Unfortunately, accidents do happen. Do not let fear of your cat or dog urinating on the wood floor keep you awake at night. Keep a bottle of hardwood floor enzyme cleaner on hand. To prevent the smell from returning, use this enzyme cleaner. Use the enzyme cleaner to clean up any accidents immediately. San Diego Flooring is recommended for cleaning hardwood floors.

Keep Your Dog's Nails Trimmed

This will reduce the damage to your wood floors and be beneficial for your dog. Imagine how your feet would feel if your toenails were not trimmed!

No matter what type of flooring you have, pets can cause more wear to your floors. They are well worth the effort. You can't price the love they give in return. Contact us for a free estimate when you are ready to refinish your floors. We would love to meet your furry friends!


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