Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-14-2011, 10:20 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

picking flooring


have 2 large dogs would like to put wood flooring in living and dining room-contractor told me not to go with wood flooring due to scratches from dogs nails should stick with laminate. anyone with comments.\

mkuras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 10:38 AM   #2
Experienced
 
Jackofall1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Southern Michigan
Posts: 2,822
Rewards Points: 0
Default

picking flooring


Welcome mkuras, to the best darn DIY'r site on the web.

Yes it is true, a real wood floors could become scratched by a dogs nails, but, you can always have a real wood floors redone, laminate will also scratch although it is more resistant but once scratched there is nothing you can do but rip it out and replace it.

Have to add this, the beautiful golden lab pictured played fetch for 10 years across my kitchen floor, did it scratch sure, but I call that character, after all isn't that why we put wood down, for the character or imperfections.

Mark

__________________
When its all said and done there is usually more said than done

Last edited by Jackofall1; 08-14-2011 at 11:51 AM.
Jackofall1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 10:43 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,646
Rewards Points: 0
Default

picking flooring


I guess you have to decide if you want a picture of wood on your floor and dogs, or real wood and no dogs. they do make a wood look tile and a wood look vinyl.
DannyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 11:04 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 378
Rewards Points: 0
Default

picking flooring


I have two greyhounds and they don't seem to bother the hardwood floor throughout the house. The floor is 10+ years old now though, so the initial shine is long gone.
shazapple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 02:21 PM   #5
Tileguy
 
JazMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Troy, Michigan
Posts: 4,071
Rewards Points: 0
Default

picking flooring


Wood and larger dogs do not go well in the same house.

Jaz
__________________
Tile 4 You LLC Troy, MI

DITRA Installs - KERDI Watertight-Mold-Free Showers. I have NEVER made a mistake, I thought I did ONCE, but, I was WRONG! A+ BBB rating - est. 1987 - over 50 yrs. exp.
JazMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
asbestos in our ripped up flooring?? 6fthook Flooring 16 07-29-2011 11:06 PM
Installing Hardwood Flooring on Concrete Flooring, Condo slickwilly789 Flooring 1 10-08-2010 08:53 PM
Strange engineered wood flooring install in Philippines (pics) Flt_Simulation Flooring 7 10-05-2009 09:00 AM
Installing engineered flooring in the Philippines Flt_Simulation Flooring 15 07-21-2009 08:00 PM
no glue, no nails wood flooring - little help? reds_21 Flooring 2 02-13-2009 11:32 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.