Love your pet, but hate your floors? Read Danik's tips on how to prevent pet damage on your floor!
We all love our pets, but they can cause more damage to the Flooring than we do! However, you can keep your pet and retain your amazing floor at the same time by following some quick tips:
Tip #1: Trim your pet's nails
The real reason why pets are scratching your beautiful Hardwood Floors is overgrown nails. Always make sure that your pet's nails are groomed and maintained. If you don't have a budget for grooming, you can purchase booties or nail cops. Also, wash them regularly and remove any excess of hair. Even for the must durable Hardwood Floors, it is still important to protect them.
Tip #2: Use area rugs
You can easily protect highly trafficked areas by placing rugs where they spend most of their time. This way, you can make a comfortable place for your pet too.
Tip #3: Training your pet
Training well, your pet is one of the most important things you can do. Pet pee on the Hardwood Floor is not only a mess, but it can also damage it permanently plus the long term odor. Patience is all you need to help your pet to be trained and to adapt to new life changes.
Tip #4: Choose the harder Flooring (for new installers)
If you are planning to install new Hardwood Floors in your House and you have pets choose the harder ones. The harder the Flooring is, the better it's resistance to scratches. The most popular Hardwood Floors are oak, cherry, maple, hickory, mahogany.
Tip #5: Prefinished Hardwood Floors
Prefinished Hardwood Floors are more resistant to scratches because all the processes are happening in the factory sealers 7 to 10 coats of Aluminum oxide finish.
Tip#6 Apply 2 coats of QUALITY Polypropylene on unfinished Hardwood Floors
If you want to go with unfinished Hardwood Floors make sure you choose the right contractor who applys a couple of quality polypropylene coats. The polypropylene will make a HUGE difference.