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April 28, 2016

What Hardwood Floors are Best for your Four-Legged Friends?


Prevent scratching and water damage to your floors.

Interested in installing hardwood floors, but hesitant because of the damage your furry friends can cause?

Don’t let this be the reason why you say NO to hardwood floors in your home. There are plenty of ways to avoid damage to your floors, whether it’s with training and grooming of your dog or properly caring for your floors.

Tips to consider before installing new floors with a pet:

  1. Type of finishing. The type of finishing you decide to receive will determine how durable your floors will be.
  2. The coloring of the floors. The lighter the wood, the easier it is to hide scratches or dents.
  3. Surface texture. Similar to the coloring of the floor, the texture of wood can hide scratches or dents easily. The smoother the surface, the more the scratches will appear.
  4. Species of wood. Whether you choose a species that’s softer or harder will determine how drastic a dent will be if something was to drop.

There are a few more things to keep in mind when introducing your pet to your new hardwood floors. Make sure to keep their nails short, immediately wipe up and clean any “accidents”, water or food left behind and make sure their toys aren’t heavy or sharp.

Gorsenger Brothers wants to help you make all the right choices for your new hardwood floors! Contact us today for more information on care products or our services!