Cork Flooring and Pets

Estimate claim that over 60% of all households in the US either have a cat or dog. Animals such as this can wreck havoc on your flooring due to defecating, scratching and biting. You really should have a trained animal to not have it messing up your flooring, however sometimes there isn’t anything you can do to break old habits. This is why certain flooring solutions are better with pets. This article is going to explain why cork flooring is an excellent solution with pets in your home.

Cork flooring is a very durable product, able to withstand compression up to 45% and still return to its normal shape without damage. This is crucial with animals such as cats that may scratch your floor with their claws. Instead of the cork tearing it most situations it will just compress under the cats pressure and return to its normal shape when released. Dogs with sharp or large nails also won’t harm cork floors; even when running on them at high speed to greet you when you come home!

Cork is also water resistant, so it doesn’t absorb water or moisture. So, if you have a dog with a problem peeing in the house you don’t need to worry about it hurting your cork floors. However, you must clean it up as soon as possible to prevent the urine from getting behind your tiles or planks and ruining the sub floor. Even though cork can resist moisture you should still housebreak your pets to prevent unwanted damage.

Sometimes people come over that are allergic to your pets and you need to lock them up. However, even with the pets locked away there dander and hair is still present and can upset someone with allergies towards them. However, cork flooring is actually anti-allergenic. It won’t hold in pet dander or hair and it’s very easy to clean up. This is also true with pollen and other allergens. People with pet allergies will be grateful that you have a flooring solution that doesn’t lock these in.

So, as you can see cork flooring is a good combination with pets in your household. Just remember to do your best to break your pets from urinating on your new cork floors. If you want to learn more about cork flooring then you can follow the links below.

Mary J. Gibson

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