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If you’ve ever built or remodeled a home, you understand how many decisions there are to be made. Choosing which type of flooring you want is one of them, especially if you are the owner of a pet. It will be very important to you to find a flooring option that is both comfortable for your pet, and practical for you as the homeowner. So, what are your options?

While definitely a more affordable flooring option, many people prefer NOT going with carpet because they’re afraid of the carpet absorbing pet stains and odors. At the same time, many people are also hesitant to go with hardwood flooring because it can get scratched, stained, and it also can absorb moisture. For these reasons, many homeowners/pet owners choose stone or tile for their flooring.

Stone Flooring

There are many reasons for choosing stone flooring. It is fairly scratch resistant, and the scratches that do happen are pretty hard to notice. Stone doesn’t absorb moisture, so if your pet does have an accident, it will be easy to clean up. Likewise, it doesn’t absorb odor, so you won’t need to worry about having a home that smells like a pet. Granite is the hardest of the natural stones, making it a great option. Softer stones such as marble, slate, or travertine are also great choices, but may require more maintenance.

Tile Flooring

Similar to stone, tile flooring is great for pet owners. With similar benefits, tile is scratch resistant, durable, and won’t absorb moisture or odor. There are hundreds of tile flooring styles, so it’s easy to find something that matches the style of your home.

There is one downside to both tile and stone floors – they are hard and they are cold. They aren’t very comfortable if your pet needs a place to lie down. An easy solution to this is to buy some throw rugs or pet beds where your furry friends can relax.

When choosing a flooring surface for your pets, you can’t go wrong with either stone or tile.  Both flooring options offer great benefits for pets, and are high-quality, durable surfaces. It will really be up to your personal preference and your budget.  Both are great for pet owners. Regardless of which flooring you choose, there will be some maintenance involved. It is recommended that stone and tile flooring be professionally cleaned every 12-18 months in order to keep them clean, sanitized, and looking their best. The next time you need your floors cleaned give the experts at Complete Chem-Dry of Lake Orion a call!