**** Hardwood Floors For Dogs

Best Hardwood Floors For Dogs

Hardwood – So this is the biggie, most homeowners want to know about the **** hardwood floors for dogs. Well, if you have your heart set on hardwood floors, and many, many homeowners do, then the answer is to install the solid or engineered hardwood floor with the toughest finish and/or the highest Janka hardness score. Pre-finished factory produced hardwood flooring typically comes with several layers of tough finish that creates a protective wear layer. If you invest in a top quality floor with over 8/9 layers of finish you have yourself a pretty strong floor that will stand up to a lot of wear and tear.
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Best Hardwood Floors For Dogs

Generally though, dogs and hardwood floors don’t mix and are not recommended by manufacturers for families with pets, you can certainly limit the damage, but dogs, especially larger breeds, will wreak havoc in the long run. At least with solid hardwood floors you can re-sand and re-finish the damage, whereas with engineered hardwood once the damage is done you have just one chance at a re-sand if you’re lucky.
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Best Hardwood Floors For Dogs

Site Finished vs. Pre-finished Hardwood Flooring. When you opt for a prefinished hardwood floor, you’re getting a major benefit over unfinished hardwood flooring, which is finished onsite—a harder, more durable finish. Most of the major manufacturers of hardwood flooring these days use an Aluminum Oxide finish. This includes minuscule flecks of aluminum oxide (which is what sand paper is made of) inserted into a layer of the finish, creating a stronger surface coating. Additionally, manufacturers are able to cure prefinished hardwood planks under UV lights, hardening the coats of finish even more. This gives prefinished hardwood flooring a bit of an edge over site finished flooring in the scratch department.
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Best Hardwood Floors For Dogs

The answer: yes. Millions of homeowners with pets are able to enjoy all the benefits of hardwood flooring without having to stress about man’s **** ****** destroying them. If you have ever owned a ***, you know the routine. Accidents happen, nails rip into fabrics or **** surfaces looking for traction, eating areas turn into disaster areas fast, etc. All of which can wreak havoc on a hardwood floor. The acid in ****** urine or vomit can damage the finish and the wood floor boards. Large, active dogs with long, sharp nails digging into hardwood can cause scratches and dents. Spilled food or water, when left for extended periods of time, can seep into hardwood plank seams and lead to unsightly water damage.
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Best Hardwood Floors For Dogs

SLA, I have the same problem………right now there are 6 small dogs living in my ****. Needless to say, my tile floors are a mess. I am in the process of using an enzyme cleaner, however, I am leaving it on for a week at a time. I pour it on. Spread it out. Cover entire area with plastic drop cloths so the enzyme remains *** and has an opportunity to really ****. I also put the legs of my diningroom chairs and table in cups containing the enzyme. I’m hoping this works as I wish to put my **** on the market. SO……….now I am wondering, when I move, what is the **** flooring to put down. I’m almost leaning towards a sheet vinyl for where the dogs will be. I doubt their habits will improve quickly. I use puppy pads, however, one mistake and all the dogs have to claim the *** area.
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Best Hardwood Floors For Dogs

Hi and thank you for the question. For an idea of reputable bamboo brands take a look at our bamboo flooring reviews. As I understand it though your main concern is with *** accidents, in which case, yes; buying a pre-finished floor and having it sealed will definitely help protect you from such problems, but why limit yourself to bamboo? You can get prefinished hardwood floors or pre-finished cork floors and both could also be sealed so…if you really **** the look of bamboo then great, but if you would actually prefer hardwood then take a look at that too.
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Best Hardwood Floors For Dogs

Sure, he’s adorable. But he can wreak havoc on your floors. A health issue caused Toby to have a few ‘accidents’ on our customer’s red oak hardwood floors (see photo at left). Talk to Pete’s to discuss your options. *** dogs. *** claws. Claws are very ****, and don’t have to be sharp to dent wood; that’s why even well-manicured pups can inflict damage. The larger the ***, of course, the more weight comes down on those claws, making them not unlike stiletto heels.
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Best Hardwood Floors For Dogs

To prevent scratches on your hardwood flooring, make sure your ***’s nails are routinely clipped and trimmed. This is especially important with larger breeds, as they will exert more pressure on the hardwood if they are running around or playing inside. Keep mats near doors leading to outside. It’s obviously a bit much to expect your *** to wipe it’s **** when entering your ****, but the mat will help lessen the transfer of outside debris, which can also scratch your hardwood.
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Surface Texture. Much like the coloring of your hardwood floor, surface texture can also help to hide scratches or dents caused by pets in your ****. Handscraped flooring is becoming popular in homes across the nation for the warmth and character it adds to a room, but since the surface is already textured, appearance of scratches and dents become minimized as compared to those on a smooth surface hardwood floor. Click here to find our top surface textured hardwood flooring: Top Handscraped Collections.
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Some dogs are messier eaters than other, but most have a tendency to leave behind at least some sort of evidence that they’ve been there. Simple solutions include using a heavy, stable bowl for water to prevent spillage and having a durable, waterproof mat under food and water bowls to protect the hardwood underneath. Mats made of materials like rubber will also help to keep bowls from moving around, which could cause water spillage or scratching of the hardwood.
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Coloring. The color of the *** hardwood flooring won’t prevent scratching from dogs’ nails, but it will **** in your favor to more easily hide scratches and dents. Lighter wood species with a fair amount of graining like oak has will have a tendency to camouflage scratches and dents, so they are a lot less noticeable than they would be on a wood species with little or no grain or a dark stained hardwood floor.
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My ****** and I are currently in the process of remodeling our ****. We have 3 very small dogs, and are oldest *** has a illness where he frequently has accidents. He’s our sweetest littlest guy and we have tried to leave him and the other 2 in “*** proof” areas of the house, but life happens and it doesn’t always **** out the way we had hoped. Unfortunately, the *** had ruined our carpet (that we previously had) and now we are needing to pick out a much more suitable floor. We live in Southern California, about 1 mile from the ***** and have been told so many different things about various floors, climate etc., that we are now confused on what to get. We were originally going to buy the porcelain flooring that looks like wood but we weren’t super impressed with many of the colors/lack of sheen as well as the fact that they are so cold and uncomfortable (as you had mentioned). We had also looked into the Cortec and Armstrong (vinyl planks) but our contractor had never used vinyl planks before and was hesitant which kind of turned us away (that and reading reviews about “shrinkage” and plank separating). Finally, we were told to get bamboo. We really really loved the bamboo because of course, we wanted hardwood but was never seen as a “*** friendly” option for us. I had heard about buying prefinished bamboo and then having it “sealed” to make it much stronger and water resistant, but I had not heard if it really does “*** proof” the floor. Anyway, I would be grateful for any and all suggestions regarding this and if possible, would also greatly appreciate your recommended brands. Thank you kindly!!!
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Due to the hardness of laminate flooring, pet owners may turn to it instead of traditional hardwood. While this may **** to provide the décor people want, it can be difficult for pets, especially dogs, because they will slip and slide as they walk or run through the ****. This will cause their hips to move in unnatural ways, which may cause damage to their bodies. This is pronounced in smooth, high gloss laminate floors and can be mitigated somewhat by choosing a laminate floor with an embossed or textured finish. Laminate won’t show scratches as easily as some other surfaces, but because they are slippery and uncomfortable to lie on, rugs are recommended throughout the **** to help the pet.
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Furthermore, wood floors don’t like liquids, so urine and vomit, not to mention the dogs water dish are all potential threats to the wood. *** and cat urine can stain and discolor wood floors and the bad odors can be very **** to get rid of if urine seeps down the cracks. And if liquids are left to stand too long then they can often seep into the wood itself and cause swelling.

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