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How to Determine the Best Flooring For Pets

There are many factors that one should consider when choosing the flooring of their home, and the important one is the functionality and comfort. There are some types of flooring that have different benefits, and some could benefit you the most. If you own a pet, there are some extra considerations when choosing the flooring that is helpful. Although it might be obvious that carpet is the worst and hardwood is the best, there are other flooring options that are best for pets. Depending on the flooring that you have, owning a pet might be more difficult, so it is important to know what works the best,

Consideration for Flooring

A factor of flooring that you should consider when you have a pet is resistance to scratches. The flooring you choose should be one strong enough to not get covered in scratches from your pet’s nails. Another factor should be flooring’s resistance to stains. Animals can be messy and could also have accidents. You want the flooring that is easy to clean and does not have the ability to stain easily.  The last item to consider would be the pet’s safety and comfort. Some floor materials are made or assembled using chemicals that shouldn’t be ingested and could be dangerous to pets. There are some types of flooring that are slippery, and could potentially hurt your pet due to injury.

Types of Flooring for Pets

There are quite a few good flooring options that are also good for pet owners. The best options are tile, hardwood, laminate and vinyl flooring. They each provide everything you would want in flooring when owning a pet. Each has great scratch resistance, stain resistance and is the safest flooring for pets. However, tile should be your main choice because of the other benefits that tile provides. Tile is also safer and better for your home. Using tile increases your home’s air quality and is mold and mildew resistant, as well as being the best option for homes with pets.

Tile flooring has come a long way in style and design. Not only can you find wood-looking tile, but they come in so many variations and colors now! Get the exact tone and shade of natural hardwood to match any decor, with the durability and lasting beauty of tile. Bay Tile Kitchen and Bath has all the options and services you need to choose tile. With an 8,000 square foot showroom, you can select the flooring that looks and feels perfect for your space. We offer kitchen and bathroom renovations, countertops, and installation with all types of flooring available. We are able to give you the flooring you need to maintain clean and beautiful flooring even with a pet!

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5 Flooring Trends Of 2020

Times are rapidly changing, which means so is fashion. Fashion means more than just the clothes you put on your back. Fashion is the clothes you wear, the books you read, and even what flooring your put into your home. Remodeling your home can be an exciting process. The decade is ending, which means it’s the perfect time for a change. Here are our top picks for the biggest flooring trends of the coming decade.

Wood Look Floors

Not just hardwood, but wood look! The gorgeous natural tones of wood, with the timeless, elegant feel but more affordable than ever. Think porcelain wood look tiles. You can choose any variety of looks you want from rustic-chic to stunning and modern. It’s a big year for faux-looking flooring. With more grains and colors to choose from than ever before, your guests will be gushing over your new wood look tile.

Wider Planks

Over the years, floorboards and tiles have become increasingly wider. For the year 2020, experts predict that the most popular sizes will be as wide as 12 inches! By using wider planks, you make the room feel more spacious and extravagant. Wide planks still come in all of your favorite finishes, making it a perfect facelift for any home.

Earthy Tones

Another trend for the upcoming decade is earthy tones. Earthy tones would be considered to be cozy, warm, and neutral. They are elegant but not flashy. They bring sophistication and warmth to any home. You can choose between using wood that is already an earthy tone, or you could finish any wood you like with earthy tones.

Eco-Friendly Flooring

Save the planet! Going green has become an enormous fad. Everyone is recycling, installing solar panels, and using recycled materials to build their homes! In some renewable options, you can find cork or even bamboo. There are even floors that have air-purifying finishes; These floors are simply installed and coated, and then are activated when anyone walks over them! Save the planet, and live healthier this next decade!

Distressed Floor Styles

The distressed look has been popular for years. Distressed floors are edgy and rustic. A perfect little flair for any country farmhouse style home. Tile can now be found with a patina look to it, giving it the appeal of aged, stained wood. The soft, worn texture will look like it has been there forever, naturally. The perfect part about distressed flooring is that it’s so easy to maintain.

When you’re ready to do the remodel you’ve always dreamed of, consider these hot flooring trends for 2020. Bay Tile Kitchen & Bath has every floor covering you can imagine, keep up with the trends or start a new one. Visit our 8,000 square foot showroom on McMullen Booth rd today and let us help you find the flooring of your dreams! Be sure to ask about any specials we might be running for flooring installation too. We’re here to help you find the latest and greatest flooring trends and help you tackle that home renovation project you’ve been waiting for.