If you live with pets, we're sure you consider them an important member of your family. When choosing floors for your home, you should give careful consideration to how it will affect the comfort of your pets and how well it can withstand muddy paws, claws, and pet incidents. There are only a few true pet-friendly flooring materials on the market and concrete is one of them. Here is why.
Pets and their claws can really scratch flooring such as hardwood, carpet, and vinyl during playtime. Concrete floors are scratch resistant, and when protected with a good sealer or floor wax, they are virtually scratchproof.
Decorative concrete floors have non-porous seamless surfaces. Pet dander, fur, fleas, or mites cannot get trapped as they can in floors like carpets. Instead, they just float on the surface. This makes it extremely easy to remove them during routine cleaning and prevent allergies.
When the decorative concrete floor is sealed with a protective sealer, pet urine cannot soak into the floor and leave stains and unpleasant odor. Instead, liquids will just sit on the concrete surface, making it easy to clean.
Your pets spend most of their time on the floor, eating, playing, or sleeping. Because air rises when heated, radiant heating can bring great comfort to your pets and save you money on energy bills, while also creating a healthier environment for both your family and pets.
Because nothing gets trapped in the concrete floors, cleaning pet fur or muddy paws is as easy as mopping with a damp mop. No more extensive vacuuming or scrubbing with harsh chemicals. To learn how to keep your concrete looking new for longer, read here.
Synthetic carpets, carpet paddings and adhesives, linoleum and some vinyl adhesives can emit volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. Concrete floors, stained with nontoxic pigments, do not release VOCs that can be harmful to you as well as your pets.