Floors for Paws

Australia has one of the highest pet-ownership rates in the world, which roughly equates to over a third of all households in Australia having at least one animal, with an estimated 24 million pets owned! More and more households include their pets in their living spaces, however it can sometimes be a tough balance. Fido or Kitty might not share our same good habits, so we’ve put together a little guide to helping you choose the right floor for your home.

So which flooring type is best for pets?

This does tend to come down to personal preference, however we recommend hard flooring due to its sheer durability, take a look at STAINMASTER™ PetProtect™ hybrid flooring.

If you prefer softness underfoot though, you could opt to use large synthetic fibre rugs to cover an area, as they can be easier to clean and replace. SDN (solution-dyed nylon) fibres are the most robust in terms of colour fastness and UV resistance, giving them the best possible chance of resurrection should the worst occur – for example, our range of UltraPet carpets.

If you are living in an apartment or looking for low-maintenance living, consider LuxTurf for your outdoor living area. Both pet and child friendly, LuxTurf looks just like real grass and doesn’t compromise on durability and performance. Featuring an excellent drainage system, LuxTurf is easy to clean, easy to install and built to handle the fun of your family. Combine it with PetFresh granules to absorb ammonia and substantially neutralise odours, naturally breaking down urine and preventing bacteria build up.