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Pet-Proof Wooden Flooring For Your Home

Pet-Proof Wooden Flooring For Your Home

Posted in Wood Flooring by Source on February 25th 2014
Wooden flooring can be a fantastic investment for your home. However, if you have pets then it is a good idea to take certain precautions to ensure that your flooring stays looking great, even when your four-legged friend is running around the house! Here are a few tips to help you choose the right wooden flooring for your home and maintain it to keep it looking as good as new.

The Best Wooden Flooring For Homes With Pets

It is best to choose hardwood flooring rather than softwood flooring if you have pets in your home. Harder wearing than softwood, hardwood flooring will stand up to high traffic levels from pets and humans alike. Pet’s claws can scratch and damage your flooring over time. This makes solid wood a better choice than engineered wood, as solid wood gives you the option of sanding your flooring to remove scratches. It is also important to choose a hardwearing finish for your flooring. A lacquered finish will stand up to wear and tear, although it will show scratches more readily than an oiled finish. Choose an oiled finish and you may find yourself having to recoat your wooden flooring more frequently with pets in the home, but it will help the flooring to look less tired and retain its stylish appearance.

How Pet Owners Can Maintain Their Wooden Flooring

When your pet comes in from the rain, make sure to dry them off before they come into contact with your wooden flooring. You want to avoid getting dirt, grime and moisture on your wooden floors, so give them a rub down if they have been playing in the wet. Also, keeping its claws trimmed will minimise the chance of your floor getting scratched or damaged. Finally, if your pet has an accident, mop it up as soon as possible. Urine can cause deep staining that is difficult to remove, and the ammonia in urine discolours wood, spoiling its appearance.

Choose Source Wood Floors For Stylish Wooden Flooring

If you are looking to buy solid wood flooring for your home, Source Wood Floors can help. We offer a fantastic range of wooden flooring that, with a little maintenance, can withstand the wear and tear that comes with having a pet in the home. You can also find various flooring accessories, including tools and floor cleaners to help you keep your floors looking as good as new. For more information about our range of wooden flooring, please email: enquiries@sourcewoodfloors.co.uk or call: 01379 652613


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