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Hardwood FloorsMany people think that if they have pets, they can’t have hardwood floors. However, we believe that this couldn’t be further from the truth. To ensure the longevity and appearance of your hardwood floors if you have pets, you just have to take a few extra precautions.

  • Make Nail Trimming a Priority- Overgrown nails on your pets can create real problems for your hardwood floors. If you want to minimize the chances of your cat or dog scratching up your flooring, always make sure their nails are trimmed and kept as short as possible.
  • Keep Things Clean- When dirt and hair are tracked around by your pet, these things can become ground into your hardwood floors and damage them in more ways than one. Make sure that you’re diligent about sweeping and mopping your flooring, and that you have a durable coating applied to the top of your hardwood floors every few years.
  • Add Carpet and Rugs- Even if you keep your pet’s nails short, they can still damage your hardwood floors if your pet travels across certain parts of your floors several times a day. To protect these high-traffic areas from damage, try putting down a few rugs.

If you’ve made the decision to add hardwood flooring to your home and you’re ready to start looking at your options, let our team at Wright’s Carpet and Flooring make things easier on you. We can come to you with a fully stocked van and give you the luxury of  shopping at home for your new flooring.