5 Great Flooring Options if You Have Kids and Pets

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While flooring cost plays an important role in your selection, lifestyle and use should not be forgotten. Consider how you use the space. Do you have children or pets? Is the room near an exterior door with a lot of foot traffic?


Hardwood floors are a go-to choice for homeowners. However, while the overall maintenance is relatively low, your floors can easily get scratched by pets and kids.

If you prefer hardwood, look for the harder wood like oak, cherry, maple, hickory, walnut, mahogany, sycamore, and bamboo.


Hardwood may not be ideal for all areas of your home, you may be looking for a softer underfoot surface in your bedroom.

A better selection would be  STAINMASTER carpets which are applied with STAINMASTER’s exclusive stain treatment. This treatment is chemically bonded with heat, so it will never wash off over time. In fact, the stain treatment is considered permanent, so it never will need to be reapplied.


Hardwood flooring is a popular choice in many homes; it is naturally elegant and often can brighten a room with its sleek appearance. Yet, hardwood is not the most durable floor option, and its hard surface is not comfortable underfoot.

If you want a softer, more comfortable floor, you should consider cork flooring. Unlike hardwood and bamboo flooring, cork is soft and has a bit of a spring to it. This elasticity makes it easy on the feet and warm to the touch. Despite its soft feel, cork is both durable and strong and can tolerate regular foot traffic and sustain drops from most everyday household objects.


Today tile comes in a variety of colors and shapes. It can even mimic the look of hardwood or stone, it also makes it very durable and easy to clean for those with kids and pets. Tile is often the first choice for bathrooms, laundry rooms, mudrooms, and sometimes kitchens.

1Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is not what it used to be, it’s actually becoming more popular with homeowners with pets and kids.

The biggest advantage of luxury vinyl flooring is its reliable performance. Unlike natural flooring options such as wood and stone, luxury vinyl has a special layered structure. The top layer, which is usually referred to as the wear layer, protects against scratches, scuffs, and stains better than all other surfaces. As a result, luxury vinyl floors will look as good as new for a long time, and they’ll never need to be refinished or resealed.


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