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Old 08-14-2011, 11:20 AM   #1
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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.\


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Old 08-14-2011, 11:38 AM   #2
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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.



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Old 08-14-2011, 11:43 AM   #3
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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.
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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.
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Wood and larger dogs do not go well in the same house.

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