Pet Friendly Flooring: Here are Our Top Tips


Your Essential Flooring Care Guide

If you’re thinking about adding a wooden floor to your property, you may be worried about the damage your pets could inflict on it. Having a beloved family pet doesn’t mean not being able to enjoy beautiful bespoke wood flooring though! Here’s everything you need to know.

Choosing the Right Floor

First of all, you need to be sure that you have chosen the right kind of flooring. There are so many different flooring types – and picking the right one for your needs can feel like a daunting task. So why not opt for bespoke flooring instead? Our experienced team works with pet owners just like you and can work to ensure that you end up with a floor that is tailored to your needs. Whether you are looking for a lighter colour that doesn’t show scratches as clearly or you’re concerned about a finish that can hold up for years to come, we will be able to bring your vision to life.


Speaking of finishes: these can be a great way to pet-proof your wooden flooring. When it comes to choosing a finish for your bespoke floor, there are two main ones for you to choose from: oil and water-based. Oils will give your flooring a much darker look, and a water-based finish such as a satin lacquer will result in a more medium tone. An oil-based matte finish can help to hide any scratches left by your pets, while a water-based satin finish is more resistant to spills and splashes. Which one you choose depends on your preference!


Rugs are another fantastic way to protect your floor against pets. Here at West One Wood Flooring, we offer the popular Crucial Trading rug-making service at our Design Centre. You can choose the perfect combination of materials, patterns, and sizes to suit your preferences, resulting in a rug that is the perfect fit for your space. Far more than just a cover-up for your wooden floor, our rugs are a stunning focal point in their own right!

Caring for Your Floor

Owning a pet means that accidents do happen, no matter how hard you may try to prevent them. Try to mop up spills immediately using a cloth to soak up as much of the liquid as possible. Then apply polish to prevent any further water damage to the floor. Do steer clear of general cleaning solutions, as they might contain chemicals that can damage your wooden floor. So, what can you use to take care of them? The type of product you need will depend on the tone and finish of the flooring – but a member of our team will be able to point you in the direction of products that are right for your floor.

We’re Here to Help

By working with a trusted installation specialist like us, you will be able to make your dream of a beautiful bespoke floor a reality – no matter if you share your home with pets. Our team have worked on properties of all ages and styles and will ensure that the floor they fit suits your home perfectly. Best of all, they’re on hand to offer support and advice on how to keep your new floor looking as great as possible.