Pet friendly flooring in West VancouverYou love your pet, but you also take pride in your West Vancouver home. When shopping for new flooring options that will be attractive and durable, you’ll also want one that is easy to clean, resists damage, and is able to stand up to both feet and claws. Here are some top recommendations for pet-friendly flooring from the Floor Coverings International Northshore experts:

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is extremely durable and maintains its appearance over many years.  Available in an endless array of colors and patterns, including the look of wood grain or stone, ceramic resists scratching, is waterproof, and won’t collect smells. No matter how many accidents your puppy might have, after a quick wash your ceramic tile floor will be just like new. It is the most expensive option, but is also designed to last for several decades.


This flooring material still appears in kitchens, bathrooms and basements across the country, as it is an economical choice to update the appearance of your home. Available in a wide selection of patterns and colors, vinyl is a great option for pet parents since it is water resistant. Easy to sweep and mop, it resists stains and smells, and best of all, it is easy and affordable to replace if damaged. It also offers a softer, quieter surface than tile.

Indoor/Outdoor Rugs

Even pet lovers want something soft to walk on.  Indoor/outdoor rugs are a great pet-friendly option. They are able to withstand multiple washings and are generally available at a lower price point than regular carpet. Indoor/outdoor rugs are designed to be durable and low-maintenance, so if you would prefer the comfort of carpet in your home, give them a try.

Do you need help finding pet appropriate flooring for your home? Give us a call! Floor Coverings International Northshore serves homeowners in Vancouver, Burnaby, Whistler, and beyond.

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