Pets can be tough on kitchen floors, with their claws, drool and stains. Luckily there are a number of pet proof flooring choices which can help solve these issues.
- Ceramic Tiles. Tiles made from mostly clay mix to create a hard, durable material. It’s often coated with a melted glass glaze layer which adds to the strength, making it great against stains, water penetration and any accidental scratching. The drawback to ceramic tiling is it can be very hard on the feet. Long cooking sessions can lead to body pains and fatigue.
- Vinyl Kitchen Floor. This flooring is resistant to just about anything. Pet claws won’t scratch it and any accidents won’t stain so long as you clean it within a timely manner. It’s great for kitchens since it can be printed to match any look or décor.
- Natural Stone. Materials such as limestone, granite and slate have been left in an unrefined state making it rough and dimensional. The surface won’t be scratched by pets and as long as it’s sealed, it can be proof against any accidents. Keep in mind the floors will need to be sealed regularly and the hardness of the flooring can be tough to stand on for long periods of time.
- Brick Kitchen Floor. An earthy and rustic option for a kitchen. With proper maintenance it can be proof against all sorts of problems pets can cause. It does also have to be sealed on a regular basis like natural stone. It is also hard, but it has a cozy feeling to it, making it comfortable in many kitchen environments.
Source: the Spruce