With the cooler months ahead, your furry companions will most likely be spending more time indoors. Which means your floors will also be spending more time with your pets.
Pets can be a floor’s worst nightmare if not handled properly. There are, however, some great strategies to ensure your pets don’t ruin your floors. Let’s take a look at some of those strategies.
Dry Those Paws
With winter closing in on us, it’s important to make sure your pets aren’t bringing in the winter elements with them, including snow, water and salt.
Make sure you’re always cleaning their paws when they make their way back into your house.
Cover Their Route
Fortunately, animals are creatures of habit, which means they’ll most likely use the same door to go in and out of the home, and will also use the same route to get to and from that door. So protect those areas with welcome mats and runners. Hopefully you always catch your pets before they come back into the home, but if you don’t, a runner or a welcome mat is a great secondary level of defense.
Select The Right Entryway Flooring
It’s important to make sure your entryway flooring is able to stand up to the elements, especially with a pet. A great option is a waterproof luxury vinyl tile, as it is easy to clean and not effected by water.
Daily Vacuuming & Sweeping
Pets never stop shedding. It’s the reality of owning a pet, so before that unwanted pet hair makes its way deep into your carpet or in areas that are hard to get to, clean it up with frequent vacuuming and sweeping. Pets will begin growing that thick, winter coat soon, so you can be sure there will be hair to vacuum on a daily basis.
Your pets and floors can coexist, but you’re going to have to intervene and make sure they get along. By following these steps, you’re on the right track for protecting your floors from your pets.