When you think about all the possible damage a pet can inflict upon a pristine new floor, you might think that flooring experts and dogs would get along like, well, cats and dogs. But that could not be further from the truth. “Floor Coverings International has everything covered for pets. We have several ways to help make sure dogs and owners are happy,” says owner, Dave Paeske. “Because happy dogs make happy homes.”

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Many new floor owners are more than a little worried about the damage their dog can do. Luckily, we have answers. Let’s first look at hardwoods and the scratches our pups can leave. Luckily, there’s a simple solution: Keep those nails manicured. Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, the ASPCA recommends trimming your pet’s claws whenever they begin to near the floor. This helps ensure your new floors stay in perfect shape no matter how many animals parade through.

Another great way to avoid the heartbreak of scratched or stained floors is to choose pet-friendly options like Luxury Vinyl Plank. Our Artistry, Charlston Springs or Urbantown selections are beautiful, scratch resistant, and waterproof.

Of course, scratches on hard surface floors aren’t the only issue dog lovers have with their flooring. We also have to keep a close eye on pooches around new carpet. One missed bathroom break can leave an unsightly mark. Our stain resistant LifeGuard Carpet is the perfect antidote to pet messes. It has the best stain resistance in the industry and best of all it has a waterproof backing to keep any accidents from penetrating to the pad.

“We don’t just offer flooring solutions,” says Paeske. “Floor Coverings International also supports pet owners in other ways, including our partnership with Think Pawsitive Dog Training.”

Located in New Berlin, WI, Think Pawsitive is like an athletic club for dogs, offering classes in obedience, agility, and healthy lifestyles for dogs. Their philosophy centers on the overall health and happiness of the dog, which has a great impact on the health and happiness of its owners. Floor Coverings International is proud to be a platinum sponsor of such a great organization. They also trim nails!

If you are worried about the damage a dog can do to new floors, have no fear. We’re here to help ensure that your hound and your hardwoods (or carpet) live in perfect harmony.

Learn more about Think Pawsitive on the web or on Facebook.