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4135 W. Northside Dr. Jackson MS  39209 601-922-6200 Monday - Friday 8AM - 4PM Off Hours by Appointment Only
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Dogs are awesome. That’s a fact! But know that with dogs come wear-and-tear to your floors. From Great Danes to Teacup Yorkies, you can be sure that scratches and pet accidents will inevitably occur. While our ultimate goal as homeowners and dog owners is to love our pups, while living on floors we love, with the peace of mind to not stress about either, it’s easier said than done! Thankfully, flooring technology has evolved to where that ultimate goal can be achieved. Gorgeous laminate styles can handle the play (abuse!) that dogs will put the floors through while still remaining attractive and easy to take care of. Add in the favorable price tag and ease of installation, and it’s clear why laminate flooring is such a hit in active homes with furry canines. When choosing the best laminate flooring for dogs, take note of these key considerations.

TEXTURE

Love the look and feel of a hand-scraped, textured wood floor? Not only do today’s

laminates emulate the beautiful visual of true hardwood, they also feature realistic texture

and character. This is great for active dogs as the texture will add traction for playing and

running and help as dogs get older. If those furry claws should accidently scratch the

flooring, the texture and character will better disguise the marks. Who knew that in-demand

wood looks would also be the best fit for dogs? Now that’s a win-win.

FINISH

The first line of protection in laminate flooring is the finish, and some are a better fit for dogs

than others. For instance, a high gloss finish will not hide scratches very successfully and

will be more vulnerable to damage. The BEST LAMINATE finish for dogs will be a product

with aluminum oxide added for ultimate anti-scratch resistance. A key sign when shopping

for laminate with a strong finish is the manufacturer’s warranty. If a laminate manufacturer

backs the finish for at least 20 years, there’s a good chance you are choosing a superior

product that will withstand your pups!

HARDNESS

When it comes to measuring the hardness rating of laminate product, the AC (Abrasion

Classification) Ratings reflect the laminate’s performance through many wear tests of

extreme conditions. The higher the AC Rating, the more likely your laminate can handle

playful dogs and still remain durable. When shopping for laminate, avoid any product that is

unrated because it won’t be tough enough. Starting at AC1 and up to AC5, laminates that are

either AC4 or AC5 rated will be better suited against critter claws.

It's estimated that 78 million dogs are owned in the United States alone and that equates to

approximately 44% of all US households. Not only do these numbers show how much we

love our doggies but also that they will factor in our purchasing decisions. With some

thoughtful investigating and planning, we can design homes that are ready to be lived in

and loved by all members of the family. NOW BRING ON THE LAMINATES!

 601-922-6200
Choosing the Best Laminate Floor for Dog Owners
Dogs are awesome. That’s a fact! But know that with dogs come wear-and- tear to your floors. From Great Danes to Teacup Yorkies, you can be sure that scratches and pet accidents will inevitably occur. While our ultimate goal as homeowners and dog owners is to love our pups, while living on floors we love, with the peace of mind to not stress about either, it’s easier said than done! Thankfully, flooring technology has evolved to where that ultimate goal can be achieved. Gorgeous laminate styles can handle the play (abuse!) that dogs will put the floors through while still remaining attractive and easy to take care of. Add in the favorable price tag and ease of installation, and it’s clear why laminate flooring is such a hit in active homes with furry canines. When choosing the best laminate flooring for dogs, take note of these key considerations.

Get in Touch

4135 W. Northside Dr. Jackson MS  39209 601-922-6200 Monday - Friday 8AM - 4PM Off Hours by Appointment Only
Your One-stop shop for carpet and flooring  in the Jackson Area Powered by DollarADay Websites & Marketing
Choosing the Best Laminate Floor for Dog Owners

TEXTURE

Love the look and feel of a hand-scraped,

textured wood floor? Not only do today’s

laminates emulate the beautiful visual of

true hardwood, they also feature realistic

texture and character. This is great for

active dogs as the texture will add traction

for playing and running and help as dogs

get older. If those furry claws should

accidently scratch the flooring, the texture

and character will better disguise the

marks. Who knew that in-demand wood

looks would also be the best fit for dogs?

Now that’s a win-win.

FINISH

The first line of protection in laminate

flooring is the finish, and some are a better

fit for dogs than others. For instance, a high

gloss finish will not hide scratches very

successfully and will be more vulnerable

to damage. The BEST LAMINATE finish for

dogs will be a product with aluminum

oxide added for ultimate anti-scratch

resistance. A key sign when shopping for

laminate with a strong finish is the

manufacturer’s warranty. If a laminate

manufacturer backs the finish for at least

20 years, there’s a good chance you are

choosing a superior product that will

withstand your pups!

HARDNESS

When it comes to measuring the hardness

rating of laminate product, the AC

(Abrasion Classification) Ratings reflect the

laminate’s performance through many

wear tests of extreme conditions. The

higher the AC Rating, the more likely your

laminate can handle playful dogs and still

remain durable. When shopping for

laminate, avoid any product that is unrated

because it won’t be tough enough. Starting

at AC1 and up to AC5, laminates that are

either AC4 or AC5 rated will be better

suited against critter claws.

It's estimated that 78 million dogs are

owned in the United States alone and that

equates to approximately 44% of all US

households. Not only do these numbers

show how much we love our doggies but

also that they will factor in our purchasing

decisions. With some thoughtful

investigating and planning, we can design

homes that are ready to be lived in and

loved by all members of the family. NOW

BRING ON THE LAMINATES!