Between shedding hair, claws, and muddy footprints, your flooring needs to stand up to the everyday chaos of life with pets. If you have pets in your Winston-Salem home and you’re looking for new flooring, we have good news for you. Our experts at Floor Coverings International Triad have broken down the top pet-proof floors for any home.hardwood floor pet friendly piedmont triad

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Winston-Salem homeowners love the modern look of luxury vinyl tile. Luxury vinyl can mimic the look of hardwood or stone, without the constant upkeep. Its extreme durability means that your pet won’t damage the surface. When installed with a non-porous grout, luxury vinyl flooring also creates a waterproof surface that’s less susceptible to damage from accidents or spilled water bowls. Luxury vinyl is beautiful, easy to clean, and won’t trap any pet-related allergens. If you’re looking for a great floor at an affordable price, luxury vinyl tile is the way to go.

Carpet Tiles

If your pet has held you back from installing carpet in your home, we have the perfect solution for you. Contrary to popular belief, pets and carpets can co-exist. Look for carpets that are stain-resistant and durable, like carpet tiles. If an accident or two were to happen and you wanted to replace the carpet, carpet tiles would allow you to only replace the area that was affected. While they’re not as common in Winston-Salem homes, carpet tiles can still give your home that warm cozy feel we all love.


We know that many Winston-Salem homeowners want a classic wood floor in their home. We do generally caution against installing hardwood floors if you have rambunctious pets. Their claws can sometimes scrape the flooring, causing damage. However, there are ways to take extra precaution in your home. Focus on installing floors that rank high on the Janka Hardness Scale, like hickory and oak. High-ranking hardwoods are less prone to scratches than less dense hardwoods. Once installed, take steps to pet-proof your hardwood, like laying area rugs in high-traffic areas. With proper care and maintenance, hardwood floors can stay stunning in homes with pets for decades.

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Picking out the perfect floor for a pet-friendly home doesn’t have to be difficult. Schedule a free in-home design consultation with one of our expert Design Associates. We’ll bring our showroom to you, so you can see exactly how a floor will work in your Winston-Salem home. We look forward to working with you!

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