There's no reason why pets and hardwood flooring can't peacefully co-exist. The trick is following specific care requirements in line with your product.
First, know that water is the enemy of solid wood
That means to wipe spills immediately, whether or not you have pets. However, pet accidents can also be acidic, damaging the finish, so you will also want to use a wood cleaner.
Keep pet nails trimmed. Dogs dig, and cats often think anything is their scratching post.
But also consider finishes. Some, like some polyurethanes, are stronger than others.
Discuss your wood floors and pet residents with a flooring expert. They will advise you on the best finish to protect them.
How to hide dirt and imperfections
One good way to hide dirt and imperfections is to make sure the finish is a low sheen. That means a matte or satin.
They hide imperfections better. Glossy finishes highlight them.
Also, consider hardwood flooring with a strong grain pattern, such as red oak or hickory.
Not all wood floors are the same
Some are harder than others. For example, hickory is called the toughest domestic species.
White oak and maple follow closely. All exotic species are ultra-hard.
Consider pre-finished hardwood flooring
Engineered wood flooring, another version of hardwood, is always finished at the factory. Then, an ultra-strong product that can only be used in controlled conditions, like a factory, is applied.
Visit us for hardwood flooring in Keller, TX
No one can ever doubt the allure of hardwood flooring. It's also one of the most durable and easy to maintain.
Come into Masters Flooring to learn more about these gorgeous floors and how you can have them, even with pets. Top brands like Mohawk, Mullican, LW, and more will also be seen.
We're in Keller, TX. We work with homeowners and businesses in Keller, North Ridgeland Hills, Colleyville, Fort Worth, and Southlake, TX.