We’re big pet fans here at Floors Etc. – BIG! So we know your pet isn’t just some animal, (s)he’s part of your family and like your family, (s)he should be comfortable in your home too. Since dogs and cats spend most of their time wandering the floors of your home, it’s important to keep their comfort in mind when choosing flooring. And we also believe that most any floor, with the proper care and maintenance, can be pet-friendly.

However, pets can also cause damage to certain types of floors, so it’s also very important to keep several things in mind in order to keep your floors looking great. When it comes to scratches, nails are certainly a concern and the damage may depend on the size, weight and nail length of your fur baby. Especially with cats, traction is very important, choosing a floor with good traction will allow your pet to move around your home freely and safely.

No matter what kind of floor you choose, if you have a furry baby, be sure to check our floor care tips for pet owners!

Resistant, easy to clean, water-resistant, and incredibly affordable, LVT is the ideal choice for most pet owners. Vinyl also provides great traction for your pet to wander your home safely. With no need to worry about scratches or scrapes, LVT even promotes low levels of allergens and is incredibly quiet underfoot compared to hardwood or vinyl. This highly pet-friendly option comes in a variety of styles from traditional to contemporary and can be installed nearly anywhere in your home.

High-traffic areas of your home are usually the same places your pet loves to be, and they need floors that are durable, that can be easily cleaned and resist water. Laminate flooring is a great looking and hard-wearing option for pet-owners of discriminating tastes.

Beautiful hardwood floors have many benefits, but it’s important to remember that they can stain easily (if you aren’t able to pick up a mess or spill right away) and that salt crystals in pet urine can cause odor and stains to reappear over time.

For pet-friendly finishes, it is recommended to choose an option that is coated with urethane to make your gorgeous hardwood floors more damage and stain resistant. An even more pet-friendly hardwood finish is prefinished at the factory.

For pet-friendly wood, remember the harder the wood, the more likely it is to resist scratches and damage. Some of the most popular harder options include: Oak, Cherry, Maple, Hickory, Walnut, and Mahogany.


Certain types of wood (e.g.: soft woods like Pine) can take an irreversible beating from your furry-friends as they are more prone to dents and scratches – especially if you have a large dog.

It's easy to assume that carpet and pets just don’t mix very well considering how difficult it used to be to keep carpet clean (even without a pet!) – but the truth is, they enjoy and love carpet just as much as we do. New innovations have found ways to make carpeting more durable and stain resistant than ever before while providing soft, warm comfort for your pet and your feet. These come in a wide variety of options that are great for your pet without sacrificing style.

Mohawk SmartStrand Forever Clean

All Pet Protection and Warranty: All pets. All accidents. All the Time.

- 0% moisture absorption to reduce pet odors in the carpet fiber

- NanolocTM spill and soil shield for quick and easy cleanup

- 3X easier to clean dirt, hair, and pet dander.

- Lifetime, built-in stain protection

Shaw R2X Stain and Soil Resistance

Shaw’s patented and proven treatment system that shields your carpet well below the surface—because the entire fiber is protected, from base to tip, against stains. R2X repels stains, giving you more time to respond to an accident, making it easier to clean, and keeping the stain from returning.


Very Professional and always willing to go the extra mile to help out a client. I have used them twice. Once to install new carpet and this past July to refinish some hardwood stairs. They are considerate of your time, their product is top quality and their price is fair. I will use them again when needed.

Very Professional

I had a great experience with Floors Etcetera. They refinished my floors, and they did an excellent job—double excellent. I'd recommend them to anybody. It was A-quality work.

Great Experience

I had an absolutely positive experience with them. I would say Floors Etcetera is A+. I've already recommended them.

Already recommended them

It was pretty much effortless for us. They brought samples, measured, and laid 1,500 square feet of carpet. They're an A.

They're an A

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