Kitchen flooring already needs to be durable to stand up to the high traffic, heat, and humidity of this area of the house. If you have dogs at home, then you need to be even more thoughtful with your kitchen flooring selection, since claws can scratch a variety of surfaces and pets can leave stains behind that will permanently damage some types of hard flooring. For example, tile grout may not easily bounce back after Fido has an accident on the kitchen floor. Here are some more pet friendly flooring options to consider as you plan your upcoming kitchen remodel.
While laminate flooring used to have a reputation for looking cheap, it now comes in a variety of styles and textures that can mimic most other types of floor surfaces. It is very easy to clean and still one of the most cost-effective options for residential flooring. However, some laminate surfaces can be slippery, so a textured laminate surface will help pets from skidding around on the floor.
Vinyl flooring is another option that has gone from budget to luxury in the past several years. Many click-in vinyl tiles are perfect for kitchen floors, because they are quick and easy to install and stand up to a variety of stressors—including dirty dog paws. Like laminate, vinyl also has a wide range of finishes to resemble wood or tile.
If you want to maintain an industrial, modern look in your floors, then sealed concrete is a great option for limiting pet messes. Sealed concrete can be stained to a variety of colors, and it will not collect pet fur, stains, or scratches easily. It’s also a great option for keeping your home a little cooler inside.
Southwest Kitchen & Bath can help you make the right decisions for your kitchen remodel to bring new life to your space. We specialize in cabinet refacing, custom cabinetry, and full kitchen remodels. Call us at (520) 531-9187 or visit our website to learn what we can do for your kitchen.