Our pets are our best friends. Some people even think of their animals as members of their family. Living with an animal, however, can cause damage to your furniture, bedding, or floors.

For pet owners, a durable floor is important to have, but not always the first pick in when designing your dream home. browse these flooring options that will be scratch-proof as well as beautiful additions in your house.  

Best Flooring Options for Pets

Classic Vinyl

Vinyl flooring is one of the most popular flooring options for families and make a grat option for pet owners, as well. Vinyl floors lasts a long time, are extremely durable, scratch-proof, moisture-proof, dent-proof, and are easy to maintain, clean, and install. It’s also one of the most-cost-effective flooring options available.


Bamboo floors in a home look a lot like hardwood, though this natural material is actually harder than traditional hardwood floors. This makes it so it’s scratch-proof, moisture-proof, dent-proof, and stain-proof–not to mention soundproof. It also comes in a variety of colors, so you can choose the best one to fit your home’s aesthetic.

Tile Floors

There are a few different types of tiled flooring, including engineered, porcelain, and ceramic. Engineered tiles are 70% limestone and give the look of traditional tile, but the surface is much warmer and softer. Ceramic and porcelain tile come in almost any color or design you can imagine. All options are scratch-proof, waterproof, and stain-proof. Tile floors are also simple to clean, making them a great option for those with pets.

Stone or Cement

You might think of outdated flooring when you imagine stone floor options, but there are many options when it comes to stone floors. Slate, for example, is a very appealing option, though natural stone does have to be treated with a chemical sealing in order to make it water and stain-proof. Concrete flooring options have come a long way in recent years. They can provide a rustic look to your home and can come in a variety of textures and colors, like polished, textured, and stained.

Cork Flooring

Cork flooring is one of the more preferred methods of flooring for pet owners. Cork flooring has a unique look that some homeowners may not like, though others are bound to love. For dogs, cork flooring is softer than many materials, making it comfortable to walk on. It can be susceptible to scratches, so keep your furry friend’s nails trimmed.

There are many options to choose from when it comes to flooring. Minnesota Home Improvements can always help you find the perfect flooring for your home, your family, and your pets. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you upgrade the flooring in your home.