Pets are a joy to have, but they can be a floor’s worst enemy. From scratching smooth surfaces with their nails to relieving themselves whenever and wherever they please, pets really can do damage to your floors.
Living with a dog, cat, rabbit or bird does not necessarily mean having stained, soiled or scratched up floors. In fact, there are flooring that is suitable for households with pets. Whether your pet is an active youth or contented senior, your home’s floor should always be friendly for any animal of any age.
If you happen to be a pet owner who is currently re-modelling your living space or getting a brand new HDB flat or apartment, you are in luck. Cannot decide on the type of flooring for your living space? How about opting for eco resilient flooring?
Here are eight reasons why you, as a pet owner, should consider eco resilient flooring.
#1. It is affordable
Eco resilient flooring is considerably affordable. Price also includes installation – a service that is typically charged separately, depending on the scope of the job.
#2. It does not contain chemicals…
The name itself says it all: flooring made from natural materials, hence it is free of chemicals and safe for pets (and very young children). There is only a few clickable resilient flooring in Asia which are certified eco friendly. Therefore, home owners should look for resilient flooring with the Singapore Green Label certification. It is often misunderstood that flooring that are certified eco friendly is made up of recycled material, it is not the case as the importance of being certified eco friendly is in its material which has to be safe and friendly to the environment.
#3. And it is odourless
If you are concerned that your living space will have a certain odour, eco resilient flooring is a good choice. Made from eco-friendly materials, you do not have to worry about odd and or funny-smelling odours coming from the ground.
#4. It has a non-slip surface
For those who are skittish about their pets flopping on their stomachs, sliding, tripping or stumbling over themselves especially after cleaning the floor, don’t worry. Quality eco resilient flooring is designed to be slip-resistant, there is no chance your pets will skid across the hallway like a professional race car driver attempting a dangerous manoeuvre.
#5. You can “scratch-proof” your flooring
If you have big dogs and or cats, you need to invest in flooring that is scratch-resistant so it can stand up to heavy foot traffic and paws with sharp claws. Like laminate flooring, eco resilient flooring is both scratch-resistant and able to stand up to heavy foot traffic. And if you are concerned about claws on the ground, you can add a layer of wax or oil finish to discourage your pets from using their claws when walking.
#6. It has anti-microbial properties
Eco resilient flooring is treated with colloidal silver, a type of compound that kills germs and other harmful bacteria that can otherwise do damage to our bodies.
But that does not mean you can leave your dog, cat, rabbit and or bird’s pee or poop on the floor. Like any harmful substance, animal urine and droppings can leave you or your family members very sick – you would not want to leave those unpleasant things on your floor for hours.
#7. It does not hurt the environment
Anything that is labelled ‘environmentally friendly’ or begins with the word ‘eco’ does little harm to the environment. If you are an environmentally conscious pet owner who strongly believe in recycling, you will like eco resilient flooring. Best of all, the floor boards can be recycled after years of use, thus helping the earth in its quest to reduce and gradually cut waste pollution and preserve nature and mankind.
#8. It is termite-proof
As both a pet owner and homeowner, the last thing you want to deal with after weeks and or months of installing your new flooring is termite infestation. Good quality eco resilient flooring is termite-proof, you do not have to worry about sneaky termites and other wood-burrowing creepy crawlies from chewing your floor.
You also do not have to worry about creepy crawlies attacking your pets and making them ill. Otherwise you might risk incurring expensive veterinary bills.
So there you have, the 8 reason why good quality eco resilient flooring are recommended for pet owners!