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 10-09-2012, 11:02 AM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 288
Share |
Default

What is the best flooring to get if you have dogs?


As a homeowner with both hardwood and laminate flooring, I will add my 2 cents. Let me preface this by emphasizing that it is only one person's opinion based upon use of both materials. Laminate has a harder finish than hardwood which usually has polyurehane. The prefinished hardwood (the only way I would buy it) may have a different finish. Neither finish can hold up indefinitely to the nails of a dog, however hardwood can be refinished and laminate can not. In terms of adding value to a home, hardwood is the better bet. If you were going to do the install yourself laminate would be much easier to install. One of the biggest factors in the deterioration of each is the presence of abrasive particles such as sand inadvertently brought in and ground into the floor by one's shoes. Water is another cause of damage as well. Should the dog urinate on either (not a concern based upon your question) there could be stains or other damage.
Finally, in terms of durability, I believe ceramic tiles would offer a harder surface than either laminate or hardwood even though you have not indicated any interest in ceramic.

retired guy 60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 06:56 AM   #17
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2
Default

What is the best flooring to get if you have dogs?


Real hardwood will give you a stylish look for sure. But with dogs in place, you will have to take extra precautions about it. They can get scratched pretty easily by the nails of the dogs. So I would recommend going for laminated floors. You might feel a bit apprehensive about going for laminated floors due to them being easy to get spoiled by water. But if your lamination is full-proof and non-permeable then you will have excellent and durable flooring.
RicardoRoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 10:11 AM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 237
Default

What is the best flooring to get if you have dogs?


Animal urine is very tough on hardwoods, Maybe not now but one day when he's old he will find a secret place. By the time you find it the boards will be blackened halfway through and wil need to be replaced.

puttster
puttster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 01:04 AM   #19
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2
Default

What is the best flooring to get if you have dogs?


Real hardwood will give you a stylish look for sure. But with dogs in place, you will have to take extra precautions about it. They can get scratched pretty easily by the nails of the dogs. So I would recommend going for laminated floors. You might feel a bit apprehensive about going for laminated floors due to them being easy to get spoiled by water. But if your lamination is full-proof and non-permeable then you will have excellent and durable flooring.

RicardoRoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
allen & roth, dogs, hampton bay, laminate flooring, pergo max


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
Allure flooring and big dogs EFTHIM Flooring 1 05-31-2012 01:23 PM
New Flooring With 2 Large Dogs chb119 Flooring 4 04-06-2012 05:04 PM
Wife wants bamboo flooring. Two dogs pee on floor. Sowak Flooring 44 03-05-2012 05:25 AM
White dogs and wood flooring Karri Flooring 9 05-26-2009 10:54 AM
Will Laminate Flooring Hold Up With Dogs In The House? FEDERAL GOON Flooring 3 06-18-2008 01:39 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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