The Best Hardwood Floor Options for Dog Owners

Dogs are a wonderful addition to any family, but what first time dog owners won’t realize is that their dog can end up ruining their expensive hardwood floors. If you’re planning on remodeling your floors in your existing home or are designing a new build (and have a dog), it’s important to know the types of hardwood floors that are and are not good for our furry friends.

Hardwood Flooring Types Not Ideal For Dog Owners

Soft woods are not the best option for those with dogs. Soft wood includes:

  • Pine
  • Fir
  • Cedar
  • American Cherry
  • Carbonized bamboo

These types of wood flooring will scratch and dent easily, resulting in expensive refinishing repairs. Choosing these woods may look pretty, but they are often expensive.

Better Hardwood Options for Dog Owners

Don’t get fooled into purchasing engineered hardwood, as sometimes the quality isn’t as good as it could be if you chose solid hardwood. There is also a very limited amount of sandings and finishings available. Solid hardwood is also much easier to refinish than other types of wood flooring, which means those dents and scratches can easily be covered up. Flooring options include oak and some types of bamboo.

It’s always a wise decision to consult a flooring company such as Khouri Flooring first before making a decision. Our Marblehead MA flooring company can help you make the best decision for your needs and your budget. Give us a call today!

How Hardwood Floors Can Make Any Room Appear Larger


Have a Small Room You Wish Could Look Bigger ?

Having a small living space can make it hard to decorate. It can also be overbearing as too much furniture can make your space look even smaller. However, there are ways to make your area appear larger without having to give up your space or giving up on your interior decorating vision.

Why Hardwood Flooring Is Your Solution

We recommend installing hardwood flooring to your desired space. Hardwood flooring, when placed and, installed the elongated way gives the illusion of a larger room. They key here is to avoid strips and install your flooring vertically rather than horizontally to make your room look longer. Alternatively, if you would like for your room to look wider it is recommended to install horizontally.

Floor Boards Can Change The Look And Feel Of Your Space

It all depends on the look you would like to portray in your living space. There are many different options of flooring boards that can give your area a relaxed more rustic feel vs a more traditional casual look. What changing your flooring does is that it changes the way a room looks as well as change the dimensions of the room making the items in your room look different. While wide floor boards can give the representation of a larger space for a small room it can showcase an adverse effect for a large room making it look smaller.

Whatever floorboard you decide to go with, Khouri Flooring can assist you in choosing the best flooring and floorboards for your living area.

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4 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Flooring for Your Home

The flooring of a home plays a major part in the overall décor of the home. Choosing the right flooring can have positive effects on the look, feel, and overall ambiance of a room. There are many factors that go into choosing the right flooring style for your home such as your budget, your lifestyle and the amount of foot traffic that any particular room will see. Whether you are renovating a home or choosing to upgrade your existing flooring plan, here are 4 tips for choosing the perfect flooring plan for you and your home.


The way in which you and your family live in your home plays a huge factor in the type of flooring that you should choose. If you can determine that your home sees a lot of foot traffic from pets, kids or the people in your home are very active then you should consider something more resilient such as ceramic tile, vinyl or wood flooring. If you expect low foot traffic, then consider carpeting options for a soft underfoot feel.


The flooring that is located at the entry way of your home should stand out but also be very durable. If snow, rain, or mud is something that you worry about, then consider slate, tile or wood. Utilizing entry mats outside of the home can remove the majority of outside debris entering the home. The flooring in bedrooms should be comfortable for bare feet. The flooring in kitchens, bathrooms, & laundry rooms should be tough enough to hold up against moisture and water.


Flooring is priced by the square foot and can quickly add up. All flooring materials have different grades of quality and varying ranges of cost. Understand your budget before exploring the different options that you have for flooring and carpeting.


Consider flooring options such as recycled glass tiles, bamboo wood, or corked flooring. Each of these options has unique qualities and are all environmentally friendly.

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