Fido Finds Trouble on your Floors

A dog is a mans best friend, but this doesn’t always mean mans best friend can’t get a little out of hand at times, and that usually results in messes and mistakes on your tilecarpet or hardwood floors. But there’s no need to fret anymore: with new, pet-friendly, wallet-friendly remedies, you can love Fido and your floors at the same time.

Hardwood Flooring for Pet Owners

Hardwood floors are both pet friendly, and the most pet-resistant of flooring, but that doesn’t mean accidents don’t happen. With Fido scurrying across the floor, we’re sure you’ve noticed claw marks, and wear and tear in certain locations. Instead of finishing and refinishing your hardwood floors each time Fido runs to greet you after a long day of work, consider adding organic rugs that not only look great against hardwood floors, but protect them, and allow for easy cleanup of those unexpected (but inevitable) messes. Many times you can find organic fiber rugs for under $2.00 per square foot (such as sisal, jute, or seagrass).

Carpets for Pet Owners

Dogs and cats love the comfort of carpet just as much people. With this, comes the constant possibility of dirt, stains, soiling, and other unmentionables you’d rather see anywhere but on your once clean, comfortable carpet. But we have a solution! Putting down carpet tiles allows for easy removal of the messy space, and you can clean it off good as new under cool water. Stock up on some extra tiles, and even replace it all together if the situation doesn’t allow for reusability. Carpet tiles range from $5 to $50 per square, but are priceless when it comes to the headaches of cleaning, and cleaning, and cleaning.

Vinyl & Tiles for Pet Owners

Much like carpet, tiling usually comes in squares and can be replaced or cleaned off if you run across too big a disaster. In addition, these materials tend to be moisture resistant; so many times paper towel is the remedy to any pet-related incidents. If you’re worried about scratches in your vinyl, just replace it. Crisis averted!

October 10, 2011 News