Your dog isn’t just a pet. It’s a part of your family; your fur baby. With that being said, finding a type of flooring that can withstand the beating dogs will put on it is imperative.
The main concern most dog owners have with hard surface floors is scratching, and laminate flooring is a great solution to this issue.
Now, remember, nothing is ever truly scratch-proof. If you gouge at your laminate, you’ll eventually see marks. Dog nails, however, are not going to scratch laminate flooring like they would on natural hardwood. The worst thing you’ll have to worry about is the muddy pawprints they leave on the floor.
Can Dogs Damage Laminate Flooring?
Protecting laminate flooring from dog nails is nothing to worry about. It’s all handled in the construction of the product itself.
A high-quality laminate floor is built with a scratch-resistant wear layer. Many laminate floor manufacturers cater to dog owners when they design their products. They know that laminate is a go-to option for dog lovers, so it’s got to be durable.
The wear layer is followed by a plastic layer and then a design layer which provides the wood aesthetics. Your wear layer is designed to keep any damage occurring to your laminate’s design layer.
A quality product’s wear layer will keep your dog’s claws from scratching your laminate flooring to high heaven. Less expensive laminate brands will not last against the nails of your dog.
Selecting the Right Laminate for Your Dog
There is no perfect flooring option for dogs, but laminate has minimal flows that can be overcome. Since laminate has a high-gloss finish, some pups may slide a bit. You’ll want to look for a laminate that has an embossed or textured finish. Those finishes offer the best grip.
A nice textured option to look into is the new RevWood Laminate by Mohawk. Revolutionary Wood is waterproof and sports the strongest scratch resistant layer so far. RevWood comes in beautiful color options including:
If you’d like to see RevWood and other great laminate flooring options to choose from, schedule a free laminate flooring estimate with us today. We’ll bring our collection of samples straight to your door.