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  • Writer's pictureSpencer Keife

Best Type of Flooring For Dogs

Whether you’re in the market for a new home or working on renovating your current one, choosing the right flooring as a pet owner requires some important considerations. Finding flooring that both suits your personal style and accommodates your animals might seem like a challenge, but there are plenty of options that will work for everyone.

If you’re wondering how to choose new flooring that aligns with your style and can also withstand the wear and tear that comes with owning dogs, read on to learn the best options to best suit you and your dog’s needs.

There are several types of flooring to choose from. There is tile, laminate, vinyl, engineered hardwood, bamboo, and more! It can be overwhelming to decide on which one is best for you and your home without having to worry about your pooch causing potential harm to your investment. After all, flooring can cost a fair amount depending on the type you choose to have installed. To get an idea on how much flooring will cost you to have installed, please visit our blog post, "How Much Does Laminate Flooring Cost to Install". You'll want to make sure you protect your investment without having to worry.

Choosing Flooring for Dogs: What to Consider

It’s entirely possible to find floors that support the lifestyle of your dog while still retaining their beauty — you just need to know what to look for. The best option will ultimately depend on the kind of dog you have but there are a few main considerations to keep in mind.

  • Scratch resistance: Dogs can do a lot of damage with their nails, so scratch resistance is an important factor to look out for when comparing different floor materials.

  • Water and stain resistance: If your pup isn’t potty trained or is more prone to accidents and spills, finding floors that won’t easily ruin or stain will keep them looking pristine for the long haul.

  • Upkeep: Choosing floors that aren’t a hassle to maintain will make your life easier as a dog owner.

  • Comfort and traction: If you’re like most dog owners, you want your pets to be comfortable and safe. Different floor types offer varying levels of comfort and traction for your dogs.

  • Cost: Your floors are a significant part of your home, and it’s important to find an option that will provide a good return on your investment while still meeting the needs of your budget.

Keeping these factors in mind will help you narrow down all the flooring options you have to choose from. Once you know what to look for, read on to compare some of the best dog-friendly flooring options and decide on a floor type that works best for both you and your dog.

While tile may be the most durable overall, it is usually the most expensive per square foot to install. On the flip side, carpet is usually the most cost effective by usually is the first type of flooring to suffer the most damage from out pets. Here at Paramount Craftsman Services, we like to recommend a nice laminate flooring due to the durability of the floor being high while also remaining affordable. Of course, everyone's circumstances and preferences are different. That is why we recommend you discuss your needs with a licensed flooring professional to learn more about what flooring will work best for you and your home.

If you are interested in getting a proposal or learning more about what flooring will work best in your home and you are located in the Reno or Sparks Nevada area, please reach out to Paramount Craftsman Services at 775-238-3332 to set up an in home consultation. You can email us as well at

Some blog information sourced from: Flooring Authority - Best Flooring for Dogs: A Pet Owner's Guide


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