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Hardwood Floors vs. Your Pets

Hardwood Floors vs. Your PetsHardwood Floors vs. Your Pets
If you have hardwood floors or are thinking about getting hardwood floors but don’t want them completely destroyed by your pets, then you might want to follow these helpful tips.

We all want to have nice looking floors in our home, but with pets it might be a little bit challenging. Taking the proper precautions to help protect your floors is important to keep your floors looking nice. Also it’s beneficial to do some research beforehand to determine what type of wood will hold up best against scratches from our animal’s claws and the damage that might come from an accidental potty in the house.

Although we all want that fancy look of the real hardwood, laminate or luxury vinyl flooring can sometimes be a great second best option that doesn’t look all that bad – and they will be a better option if you have pets! If you absolutely just have to have the authentic hardwood lumber though, you should go with a three-quarter-inch flooring so that you are able to refinish it several times if need be. Listed below are some options for hardwood that would go best in a pet friendly home.

List:
Brazilian teak
Brazilian walnut
Brazilian ebony
Natural strand bamboo
Acacia
Brazilian cherry
Hickory
Red Oak
White Oak
Hard Maple

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