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Love Your Dog: Love Your Floor

Love Your Dog: Love Your Floor

Posted in Wood Flooring by Source on October 24th 2011
Dogs and your Flooring

Wood will mark and is not impervious to wear and tear but the wearing of wood floors can really be a positive thing, it ages and gains character and the floor that you choose to put down then becomes over time and integral part of the house. But there are a few simple do’s and don’ts that can help you prolong the life of your floor and keep it looking great.

Wood floors are stylish and practical, and they’re easy to clean. So, while having a dog is a joy and most rewarding, some of you have been through the horrors of house-training, the odd urine accidents and the odour can linger long after the stain has gone, causing an unpleasant scent! And many dog owners choose hardwood over carpet to make cleaning up after their pets easier. Wood floors tend to be durable, but dog urine can still cause problems if not removed from the wood immediately.

Sometimes your lovely pooch can scratch the floor with long toenails; deep scratches can mar the floors. Removing these marks can be done but it is easier to protect than repair hardwood floors. So here are tips to stop pooch paws from scratching floors, maybe place a rug in the hallway, and if you keep your bowl on the wood floor, maybe put a mat underneath to protect from the inevitable spills and slobber that happens at the watering hole!

But hey, we the English love our dogs, and if you get a scratch or mark on your floor, it is part and parcel of having a wooden floor, and certainly having a distressed flooring is a good bet so if scratching does occur it won’t stand out, in fact it will fit right in with the style!

There you have it, one more reason to encourage your purchase of a good wood floor from Source wood flooring for your home. You will love it and so will the dogs!


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