Discover the Best Flooring Options for Pets: A Guide by Eastside Carpets & Floors

Discover the Best Flooring Options for Pets: A Guide by Eastside Carpets & Floors

At Eastside Carpets & Floors, we understand that pets are cherished members of the family. When it comes to choosing flooring, it’s essential to consider your furry friends’ comfort, safety, and the durability of the materials. In this blog, we’ll explore the best flooring options for pets, ensuring a harmonious blend of style and functionality.

Water-resistant laminate

  • Pros: Easy to clean, scratch-resistant, and affordable.
  • Cons: Requires replacement when the top layer wears off; may be slippery for older dogs (look for slip-resistant options).
  • Laminate flooring mimics the appearance of wood, stone, or tile. Opt for water-resistant or waterproof options to prevent damage from spills. Look for an abrasion class (AC) of 4 or 5 for durability.


  • Pros: Easy to clean, stain- and scratch-resistant, waterproof, and slow to fade.
  • Cons: May be slippery for older dogs (choose slip-resistant varieties). Vulnerable to cracks if heavy items fall on it.
  • Ceramic or porcelain tile, when properly installed, is sturdy and long-lasting. Wider grout can provide better traction for pets.

Luxury vinyl flooring (LVP/LVT)

  • Pros: Waterproof, easy to clean, and can be slip-resistant.
  • Luxury vinyl offers the look of hardwood or tile without the drawbacks. It’s an excellent choice for pet-friendly homes


  • Pros: Timeless beauty and enduring quality.
  • Cons: Prone to scratches (consider distressed or hand-scraped finishes). Regular maintenance is essential.
  • Choose harder wood species to minimize scratches


  • Pros: Versatile, comfortable, and aesthetic.
  • Cons: Requires regular cleaning and maintenance.
  • Carpet provides warmth and cushioning. Opt for stain-resistant options and neutral shades

Transforming spaces with pet-friendly flooring

At Eastside Carpets & Floors, we’re passionate about creating beautiful, functional spaces. Our family-owned business combines decades of experience with personalized service. Whether you choose water-resistant laminate, durable tile, or luxurious vinyl, we’re here to help. Contact us today for a free estimate and let’s transform your home with pet-friendly flooring

Visit our showroom at 14742 NE 95th St, Redmond, WA, or explore our extensive flooring catalog online. Let’s make your home a haven for both you and your beloved pets! 🐾