Whether you have a cat or a dog (or several of them), you need to think about them when you’re making home decor decisions.

That’s particularly important when it comes to your flooring choices. But an article for the Lancashire Evening Post recently pointed out that you don’t have to sacrifice style when you have pets.

When it comes to dogs, it’s important to have flooring that’s easy to clean, is durable and scratch proof. Even if they don’t mean to, their claws can create marks, so make sure this is a consideration when you’re looking at different flooring options.

Engineered wood flooring is a particularly great choice, the news provider noted, because it’s more resistant to moisture than solid wood flooring. That means it can withstand soggy dogs after their walks, not to mention being easy to clean.

If you’ve got your heart set on solid wood flooring, make sure you choose an incredibly durable wood, such as maple or merbau, otherwise you’ll find your dog’s claws make a mess of the finish.

Laminate and vinyl flooring were other options suggested by the publication as being well-suited to pet owners.

If your beloved pooch does damage your wood flooring, don’t panic. If the scratches are just at surface level, you may be able to get rid of them with a bit of help. Call on a specialist in wooden floor polishing in Newcastle for some assistance.

One thing you can do to keep your floors in good condition is make sure you’re sweeping them every day. Just ensure you’re using gentle clothes and brushes to prevent you adding to the scratches.

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