Your home is about more than just a structure; your home is also about those who live in it. This includes your furry housemates, pets. In fact, it is estimated that more than 47% of American households have a dog. Animals, while we love them, can certainly have an impact upon and be rougher upon the custom flooring of a home. However, knowing how to pick the custom flooring material that will best be suited for your home and the pets that live inside of it will go a long way when it comes to floor durability.


Hardwood flooring usually isn’t recommended for homes where pets live; their nails can easily scratch up a floor and leave marks. However, if you must have hardwood flooring in your home, your best bet is to make sure that the hardwood you use is either solid or to be engineered hardwood with a tough finish.

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is still considered to be the most durable and the most popular custom flooring material for homes with pets.

Laminate Flooring

Durability is certainly present in laminate flooring. It seems practically indestructible when it comes to whether or not it will become scratched up as a result of your pet’s claws and nails. However, if you have an older pet you may wish to be careful in using this type of material, as it has a lack of traction to the flooring that can be dangerous.

Tile and Stone

These options are arguably considered to be the best options for the custom flooring materials in homes with pets. Living in South Florida, your pets may even enjoy laying on the coolness of the tiles or natural stone. However, tile and stone can be hard or uncomfortable for them to lie on if they are older.

No matter what your custom flooring needs, make sure to contact Ross Brothers today at 954-281-7944, and let us help you to find the best flooring option possible to accommodate your home and your furry family members today.

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