Your pets are part of your family. As much as you love to see them run around on your floors, you might wince when they’re done. That’s because you’ve noticed the unsightly scratches, dings, and dents they left behind. Here are some simple tips for keeping your hardwood floors safe when you have pets.
Pick a Different Stain
The first thing you will want to think about doing is picking a different stain for your hardwood floors. Lighter stains are particularly good for this purpose. That’s because they do a better job of hiding any possible scratches that are on the floor. The lighter stain is also more effective at hiding the dust and other debris that is on the floor. It also depends on the color of your furry friend – depending on what color your pet is, you could choose that stain!
Don’t Go Glossy
A glossy finish looks good. It looks so good that it can help boost the value of your home. So if you’re looking to sell your home and move any time soon, that’s good news. But all the same, if you have pets, you shouldn’t choose glossy hardwood floors. Satin and matte do much better jobs hiding dents and other signs of damage. Plus, you might be leaving damage on your hardwood that you are blaming on your pets – don’t do that! High heels, rocks in shoes, and moving furniture around can cause more problems than you might think.
One last piece of advice is to trim the toenails on your pet. This sounds silly, but it works. Dogs should have their nails trimmed every two months or so. Unfortunately, trimming the claws on your cat is a bad idea, so it isn’t much you can do in that respect. If you hear clicking when your dog walks on your hardwood floor, then it’s time for a trim.
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Hardwood Flooring Installation and Maintenance from Jason Brown Wood Floors
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