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!

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