What Are The Best And Worst Vancouver Flooring Types For Our Four-Legged Friends?


Although dogs are well-known as man’s best friend, unfortunately they aren’t very friendly to our floors!

Dog lovers know first-hand how their furry companions can scratch, stain, and warp the flooring in their favourite rooms. That’s why it’s so important to outfit your home with strong flooring materials from a reputable mobile flooring company like Top Floor Flooring! When you choose us to install your Vancouver flooring, we can help you choose a durable material that will also be comfortable for your canine to walk on.

Here are our recommendations on the best flooring types for dog owners:

Vinyl Flooring

Luxury vinyl tile is our top recommendation for dog owners. Don’t let vinyl’s affordable price fool you—it’s an extremely durable, scratch-resistant, and waterproof flooring material. With a variety of colours and styles to choose from, it’s the perfect choice for any area of your home. Vinyl is soft underfoot and quiet to walk on, making it ideal for homeowners with large, active dogs. Overall, vinyl is a safe, comfortable, and low-maintenance Vancouver flooring material for dog owners.

Tile Flooring

When it comes to durability tile is king. Porcelain and stone are the strongest flooring materials out there. And if you get glazed tiles, it’s also resistant to stains and scratches. However, tile hardness is both a strength and a weakness when it comes to flooring for dogs. Tile is easy to clean, but it’s not the most comfortable flooring material for dogs to walk on. If you have a dog with sensitive joints, tile isn’t the best choice. Make sure to invest in some area rugs for your dogs to rest on if you decide to install tile in your home.

The Worst Flooring for Dogs

These flooring materials are the most susceptible to dog damage. Don’t worry if your favourite flooring type is on this list; our flooring experts can help recommend the most durable products within each of these categories:

Carpet Flooring

This one is pretty self-explanatory. Carpet is easily stained, and dogs love to chew it up. If carpet is a must for you, our mobile flooring company recommends low pile products made from nylon fibers. Dogs will have a harder time tearing up low pile fibers, and nylon is one of the most durable and stain-resistant carpet materials. Carpet tiles are also a good choice for dog owners because they make it easier to replace damaged flooring areas.

Hardwood Flooring

Bamboo is one of our top recommendations for dog owners, but you should avoid other types of solid hardwood. Hardwood floors absorb moisture, so pet accidents can permanently stain and warp them. Plus, your dog’s nails will scratch up hardwood floors over time. If you have your heart set on hardwood, make sure you pick one of the harder species, like hickory or maple. Keeping your dog’s nails trimmed will help minimize damage as well.

We hope these guidelines are helpful if you’re looking for dog-friendly flooring materials throughout Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, and the Tri-Cities. At Top Floor Flooring we have a vast selection of vinyl, laminate, carpet and hardwood flooring products available – and we will bring them to you!
Our convenient mobile flooring service saves you time and allows you to go through samples in the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere of your own home or office. We’d also love to meet your pups! Book your free mobile flooring consultation here.