Cleveland FlooringIf you’re a dog or a cat owner, you know the amount of damage they can cause in your home. From spills to scratches, you have to take precautions to keep your home looking beautiful! At Floor Coverings International Cleveland East, a lot of our customers are pet owners and have asked about the best type of flooring for homes with pets. We’ve outlined our favorite options and some tips for you below!

How to Prevent Damage

  • Keep your pet’s nails trimmed.
  • Wipe their feet off when coming in from outside. This will prevent dirt and water from tracking throughout your home.
  • Buy a bed for your pet. This will keep them off the floor.

Some of our favorite flooring options for pet owners include:

Laminate Hardwood

If you love the beauty of hardwood but want the easy maintenance and durability of laminate, then laminate hardwood is a great option for you! Laminate has surged in popularity because of its ability to emulate hardwood and withstand moisture. If your pet has an accident on laminate, it is easy to clean up. Almost all types of hardwood can be replicated, and they even come in different sizes and textures.

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Vinyl has come a long way in recent years! Vinyl can now replicate popular floors such as hardwood and tile! Vinyl is affordable, easy to maintain, and is easy to replace if one or two tiles is damaged.

Solid or Engineered Hardwood

Hardwood is a great option for any home, and as long as a durable hardwood floor is picked, such as maple, oak, or walnut. Hardwoods are strong and versatile, and with proper maintenance, can last for decades. The great thing about hardwood is if your pets do damage the floor, they can be sanded and restained several times to keep them looking like new.


While most people don’t think of carpet as a good choice for homes with pets, there are stain-resistant options! STAINMASTER, along with other prominent carpeting manufacturers, produce carpets that are stain resistant and durable.

If you want more information on installing new flooring in your Cleveland home, give the experts at Floor Coverings International Cleveland East a call to schedule your free in-home consultation.

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