Pet Proof Flooring for New Myrtle Beach Home Buyers
Tips • October 31, 2022

Pet Proof Flooring for New Myrtle Beach Home Buyers

by Floor Authority

When buying a new home, pets can easily damage your floors. Our selection of pet-proof flooring options will protect your home from paws and claws. From wood to tile, there's something for every type of animal.

Engineered Hardwood Floors

Engineered Hardwood floors are one of the best types of flooring for homes with pets because they are durable, scratch-resistant, water-resistant (to a certain degree), and easy to clean. This type of floor is made with a thin layer of natural hardwood giving off the appearance of a genuine hardwood look. Something to keep in mind is that engineered flooring does not do well with excessive moisture and most spills or messes will need to be cleaned up immediately.

Engineered Hardwood comes in many different finishes, qualities, colors, and patterns to suit almost any style! Although this type of flooring is not the most scratch-resistant or water-resistant than other flooring options, this flooring is still suitable for pets.


Pro's & Con's for Engineered Flooring

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is another great option for pet owners as it is known for its extreme durability and low cost! With a high rating of scratch resistance, your pets can have zoomies all around the house and not make a mark. Aside from being scratch-resistant, laminate flooring is also very easy to maintain making it easy on the cleanup! You will need to keep in mind that this flooring is not the most water-resistant and any spills will need to be cleaned up immediately to avoid any water damage.

Laminate flooring has a similar appearance to vinyl but more closely relates to the look of distressed hardwood. Something to keep in mind is that laminate flooring is a bit hollow and louder sounding compared to other floors. So the tippy-tappy sound of your furry friend making their way across the house will be amplified.


Pro's & Con's for Laminate Flooring

Tile Flooring

Tile flooring is a very suitable choice for pet owners as it checks off just about everything on the list such as being scratch-resistant, water-resistant, and very low maintenance! This timeless and most popular option comes in ceramic and porcelain varieties allowing a large selection of colors and patterns to fit the aesthetic of your home. Tile will also add value to your home and can last anywhere from 10-20 years! It will be well worth the money. The one downside to tile is that it can be hard and cold to your pet's paws. A perfect solution would be to add a rug to your space.

I know what you are thinking…A rug is just like having the hassle of carpet. With today’s technology, they have created machine-washable rugs! So there is no worry if your dog has an accident on the rug, you can just throw it in the washer! You can find these machine-washable rugs at Sam’s Club, Costco, or Amazon!


Pro's & Con's for Tile Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Plank

Luxury vinyl plank also known as LVP is a fantastic option for your new home! It is durable, cost-effective, and waterproof. With the improvement in the flooring industry, LVP has been designed to replicate the look of genuine hardwood flooring as well as stone and tile providing you with many options to choose from. There are many benefits to using LVP in your home such as being scratch-resistant, water-resistant, low maintenance, ad affordable. This type of flooring is sure to last you a long time which will keep you and your furry friends happy!

Pro's & Con's for Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Pet-proofing a home is a must for any new homeowner with a furry friend. Whether you have a dog, cat or other household pet, the last thing you want is for your floors to get ruined by their hair or zoomies. Any of these flooring options will be a great choice for your home. Call us today to get started with your free quote for flooring in the Myrtle Beach area.