In Dallas, you consider your dog as if they were more another addition to your family. Your dog is your ultimate companion and one of your very best friends. Your furry pal may have a better wardrobe than you do. However, your home is also something you invested a lot of time and money in, so you want to protect it from canine damage.
At Texas Hardwood Flooring, we have seen it all. We know what to look for when you have a furry pal in the house, and we also know tips and tricks to help protect your hardwood flooring from their wrath. One way is to install hand scraped textured hardwood floor. This type of hardwood not only looks wonderful, but it can hold up against even Sasha, your Saint Bernard. Learn here the most common issues with canines and hardwood floors.
Your furry friend might have some big toenails and those toenails, like it or not, are damaging your floor little by little every day. Your dog may get excited when they hear someone at the door, run in from the outside, or even gets a burst of excitement and decided to run around the entirety of your home. Whatever the case may be, when they run they scratch your floor. Depending on what type of hardwood floor you have in your Dallas home, this can profoundly show up. One way to fix this issue is to sand out the spots the dog has scratched. The other is to get a floor with a finish that will look good with wear and tear, such as hand scraped wood. Because each piece of wood is hand scraped, this makes scratched look purposeful, refraining from you paying for sanding. Unless the dog has deeply scratched the floor, your floor should be golden.
Not only will the hand scraped floor help you immensely, you can clip your pup’s toenails, and do it often. The shorter they are the less harsh they will be on the floor. Another trick you could try is getting nail coverings. These slip on over your dog’s nails, which will protect your floor. You furry guy or gal may not even hate them, so it’s definitely worth a shot.
Accidents happen, and when you have a canine friend, they happen more than you prepared for. Unfortunately, it’s not something your pup can control, especially if they are a puppy. Urine is one of the most damaging things for your hardwood floor as it can soak into the subfloor causing the need to replace the boards. One thing to help your floor is to clean it up immediately. The key here is that the hardwood needs to dry as quickly as possible. If not, this leads to discoloration and stains that won’t come out.
Even if you put down carpet as a preventive measure, it is still imperative you get the mess, and the carpet up as fast as possible so it doesn’t seep into the wood. If you have a backyard, something to consider is the placement of a doggy door. You can teach your dog to use the door when you are not home, so you don’t have to fear coming home to a mess and a ruined floor.
Having a pet is a blessing They are there when you need them, and they love you unconditionally. Take care of your floor by implementing these tricks, and get a textured hand scraped floor for your home in Dallas. It looks amazing and it will help with scratches from your pet. Contact Texas Hardwood Flooring, we are here for all your hardwood flooring needs. If you need a hasty repair, or you want a new floor altogether, give us a call. And always check back for our blog about the latest trends in flooring and how to care for your hardwood floors.