Choosing Between Tile and Stone for Pets
Whether you’re in the market for new floors and have a furry friend (or friends), it’s important to choose your flooring wisely. As any pet owner knows, not all floor types can withstand canine or feline wear and tear. Not to mention, house training can be a nightmare if you don’t have the right type of flooring for your pet.
There are many options on the market, but we’ve narrowed it down to four of the most popular: tile, stone, carpet, and hardwood. If you have pets, it’s important to choose your flooring options carefully. The carpet is the most affordable option, but it will easily show nasty pet urine stains. Likewise, hardwood flooring can also scratch, stain, and absorb moisture. For this reason, many homeowners choose stone or tile flooring instead. Both options have pros and cons so let’s break them down:
Pet parents often choose stone flooring because it is scratch-resistant and doesn’t show wear easily. You’ll also never have to worry about pet odors with this type of flooring, as granite in particular does not absorb smells. Granite is the easiest of natural stones to clean due to its lack of porosity. However, softer stones such as marble, travertine, and slate are still good options, but they might require a bit more maintenance.
Tile flooring, like stone flooring, has similar advantages such as scratch resistance, durability, noisiness, and moisture management. The major disadvantage of stone and tile flooring is that they are hard and chilly, which makes it unpleasant for dogs to lie down on them. However, by employing throw rugs or pet beds, this problem can easily be solved.
We think you can’t go wrong with either tile or stone flooring- both options offer fantastic advantages for pet parents and are very strong surfaces. The main distinction will be in price and taste preference. Whichever type of flooring you choose, stone and tile flooring should be professionally cleaned every one to two years. Keep your family healthy and happy by calling Chinook Chem-Dry to clean your tile and stone. We offer services for many varieties, such as saltillo, ceramic, porcelain, slate, granite, and travertine. Let us take care of your floor cleaning or pet urine removal treatment. Keep your home always looking its best with Chinook Chem-Dry!