Is Laminate Flooring Good For Dogs?

A dog owner’s love for their pet is unconditional, but we don’t always love the damage they can do to our lovely home furnishings. Most owners will have had some experience of sofa-chewing, little “accidents” and scratch marks at the bottom of the doors.

When it comes to flooring and pets, we can sometimes feel a bit lost deciding between what would be most suitable for our playful pup and our home aesthetic. Laminate flooring could be the solution you’ve been looking for to help sustain your flooring’s longevity in a style you love, but is laminate good for our dogs too?

Dog on mat

Easy to clean

After those long walks in the park, it’s easy enough for a mischievous pup to come back home covered in mud, tracking the outdoors in. With minimal maintenance, laminate flooring is very easy to clean; simply mop or wipe the dirt away. Does your dog shed a lot? On laminate, this is easily picked up compared to it being trodden into your carpet.

Resilient, waterproof and durable

You’ll be happy to know that our range of laminate includes scratch-resistant surfaces, so your pooch’s paws definitely won’t damage these floors. Our laminates are also waterproof, making them suitable for any accidents that could happen with our over-excited or young pups.

Noise from paws can easily be reduced

Who doesn’t enjoy the soft pitter-patter of their pup as he runs excitedly to the front door to greet you? The answer is possibly your neighbours who have been hearing your curious canine run around your home all day. The solution is simpler than you think, with our range of underlay in different thicknesses, it’ll be sure to soundproof your floor.

Avoid trips and slips with texture and rugs

Dogs have a tendency to slip on smooth surfaces. To stop them “Scooby-dooing” across the floor and prevent any unusual hip movement that could cause them damage, why not choose a textured finish to create grip for your dog? We’d also recommend a few strategically placed rugs to help bring a little creature comfort so they have somewhere to stretch out and relax in optimum comfort too.

dog sleeping on a rug

Range of looks

There’s no need to sacrifice your stylish home interior for practicality. Laminate flooring comes in a range of styles and designs to suit your home furnishings, so not only do you get the practical benefits, you get the look you want.

Have you decided that laminate flooring is the right choice for you and your dog? Try our free samples to pick a style to match your room decor before you commit to buy.