Around 50% of the UK households include a pet. And to us, pets really are part of the family. So when it comes to tiling popular rooms throughout your home, is there an impact on pet-keeping? Come to think of it, what is the best flooring type for households with dogs and cats? Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s tiling experts. And we have the answers to some pretty strange questions. As a result, we have produced this guide to tiling for your pets.
Practical flooring Options
When it comes to your flooring, you find that cleaning up after your pets can be a nightmare. So what is the most practical solution?
- Carpet- Although it can be soft and comfortable on your feet, it really isnt great for cleaning up spillages, or pet related accidents. In fact, materials like carpet and rugs are more likely to stain and leave a lasting, lingering odour. This isnt great if you have an elderly pet or a puppy, where toileting is a concern. In fact, it can lead to forking out for professional cleaning services on a regular basis.
- Wooden or laminate flooring- Because of the impracticalities of carpet, many pet owners opt instead for laminate or wooden flooring. However, even these can absorb moisture which will lead to warping or discolouration over time, and your flooring wont look its best for very long.
- Tiles- Easy to maintain and practical, tiles are the perfect choice for pet lovers. Ceramic tiles can withstand a pet friendly home for around 20 years, while porcelain could last more like 100 years! As a result, if you need a flooring solution for your pet friendly home. Tiles are the answer.
Where to use tiles?
Near to outdoor access is one of the best places to use tiles in your home. This is because pets will come in and out, leaving a trail of dirt and debris behind, and tiles are the easiest surface to clean. As a result, you can keep the rest of your home clean and tidy without having to worry about staining by the doors.
When it comes to choosing the colour of tiles for your home, you might want to consider choosing a similar colour to your pet. This might sound bizarre, but it’s actually practical. Both dogs and cats will cast off excess hair, and this can cause unsightly patches of hair being left around on your floor. Choosing tiles that are a similar colour will minimise this visibility in-between hoovering times.
Tiling for your pets is more practical than you might think. Pets are found in around half the households of the UK. Choosing tiles as a flooring option can help to protect your floors, prevent staining and odours, and keep your home clean and tidy. Why not check out our range of tiles today? We have something to suit every home, here at Tiles 2 Go.