Pet-friendly floors for your home: A comprehensive guide


At the current time in the USA, there are an estimate of 89.7 million dogs who live in homes. There are also estimated 95.6 million cats. That's a lot of pets and a lot of love.

As great as it is to share your home with a furry friend, there are some considerations. Such as where they will sleep. If there is a park nearby for your dog(s), and how you will keep your home clean and pest-free. Outdoor pets are at a higher risk of bringing fleas into your home. Fleas live and thrive in carpets. To keep your home clean, it is worth looking at the flooring. In this article, tiles will be explored in relation to owning pets.

It is also worth investing in easy-to-clean floors if you have a puppy or kitten. To help with cleaning up after puddle-type incidents which are inevitable!

Best flooring for pets

There are in general 4 types of flooring considered suitable for pets.

These include wood flooring. Textured laminate flooring is also popular. As is vinyl flooring. All kinds of tiles are great for a home with pets.

You can also opt for carpets. As mentioned before, these can be a breeding ground for fleas. If you have carpets in your home, be sure to vacuum them daily. It may also be worth sprinkling and vacuuming flea powder once a week. Just as a preventative measure.

Tiles and pets

Tiles are a great way to keep your home clean when you have pets. They are hardy and easy to clean. Simply hoover off dry mud and mop them once a week to keep them sparkling.

They also offer the advantage of being hardy. If you have a dog that is heavy-footed, you won't have to worry about them becoming cracked or chipped.

There are different types of tiles and so, some may be more suited to a home with pets than others. Here are some that are considered easy to maintain when living with cats and dogs.

  • Ceramic

Ceramic is natural and tough. Plus, it comes in a variety of designs and colors to spruce up your home, such as from

It is crack and chip resistant while also being non-porous. It is unlikely to become stained. It is water-resistant. So, those puddly-type accidents mentioned earlier will be easy to clean!

  • Porcelain

Porcelain tiles are in essence ceramic tiles. They just contain more silica, which gives them a high gloss appearance.

The added silica makes them hardier. As well as more water-resistant and crack resistant. So, they can look great in any area of your home without you needing to fuss if your pet comes in on a rainy day.

  • Slate

Usually dark and stylish, slate is a great addition to any kitchen. Especially if you have a dog!

It is easy to clean, is stain resistant, and also is tough to crack. It can be vacuumed, swept, and mopped to keep it in good condition. Making it ideal if you are looking for low-maintenance flooring tile.