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Best flooring for pets (by dino [CA]) Jan 14, 2022 6:19 PM
       Best flooring for pets (by LordZen [MA]) Jan 14, 2022 7:52 PM
       Best flooring for pets (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jan 14, 2022 8:12 PM
       Best flooring for pets (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Jan 14, 2022 8:42 PM
       Best flooring for pets (by Allym [NJ]) Jan 14, 2022 8:44 PM
       Best flooring for pets (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 14, 2022 9:32 PM
       Best flooring for pets (by dino [CA]) Jan 14, 2022 11:54 PM
       Best flooring for pets (by dino [CA]) Jan 15, 2022 12:02 AM
       Best flooring for pets (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jan 15, 2022 12:37 AM

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Best flooring for pets (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 6:19 PM
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So assuming I choose to accept pets, I thinking which flooring will not get scratched up (since I don't use carpet anymore).

I really don't know since I've not allowed pets and I've been fortunate to have avoided the Emotional Support Animal frauds.

So will refinished hardwood floors get all scratched up or do they stand up to paws?

What about the waterproof vinyl planks, do they stand up to paws?

I assume ceramic or porcelain tile would work fine (tell me if I'm wrong) but I don't use it on floor.

What about sheet vinyl?

What about the old style laminate?

--76.171.xxx.xxx




Best flooring for pets (by LordZen [MA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 7:52 PM
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Following! --98.216.xx.xxx




Best flooring for pets (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 8:12 PM
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Best flooring for rentals as often pets are sneaked in is a commercial porcelain tile which is not effected by a lit cigarette, mess along will last much longer then any type of domestic flooring. If there is OSB or wood then first install a Schluter ditra membrane then install porcelain tile on top. Found with porcelain tile the worst case is regrouting. Seen many rental housing providers think cheap out is not the way to go where every few years the landfill story is never ending. Ripping up laminate then replacing all over again. When someone moves out a quick mopping or worst case regrout then rent instead of leaving out of the rental market for a month which is a loss of income. Commercial grade porcelain tile is the best flooring for rentals over all. Flooring that last 10 years or more in a rental unit or rental home is the best option. Costs more upfront while more labour intensive but over time you have to get the money back. Carpet, hardwood flooring is unsuitable for rentals or any other type of domestic flooring as tenants do not good care of flooring. Porcelain can be used outdoors where not effected by freezing. If installing DIY then will require a good contractor type of wet saw. One time at Lowes the display laminate was already starting to fall apart. --99.236.xxx.xxx




Best flooring for pets (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 8:42 PM
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Also use a darker grout. White grout shows stains. --108.69.xxx.xxx




Best flooring for pets (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 8:44 PM
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I have tried to take pets since I started 30 years ago. The best flooring is carpet that still looks good enough to rent but you know this is the last renter you will be able to have on it. Might as well let a pet come in. The other best flooring is vinyl tile self stick and save ten boxes of it to replace whichever blocks the pet destroys. But I have had more tenants destroy blocks of vinyl than their pets. I had rabbits chew it and did not have enough left to repair that unit so I had to replace but it was years after installation. Pets have to be neutered because otherwise the urine is way too smelly and the smell will never come out of wood flooring below. I would never use ceramic tile because the grout will absorb the color of the urine and the smell and the grout will disappear after repeated cleanings by the renter. --108.24.xx.xx




Best flooring for pets (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 9:32 PM
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Really depends if the owners take care of the pets.

For some of the worse owners - dirt --24.101.xxx.xxx




Best flooring for pets (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2022 11:54 PM
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Ray,

I assume you mean that a dirt floor is what works best for some pet owners.

I had a good laugh at that one. Very clever.

--76.171.xxx.xxx




Best flooring for pets (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Jan 15, 2022 12:02 AM
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Robert in Canada,

Yes I think tile would stand up great to pets but I've never liked grout on floors and I prefer a different look than tile on floors.

You are right, from a practical standpoint, porcelain tile has a lot to offer.

--76.171.xxx.xxx




Best flooring for pets (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jan 15, 2022 12:37 AM
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From experience where took out carpet, parquet hardwood flooring where a good quality porcelain stands the test of time. If you go into any commercial building that look around where only commercial flooring is used. The commercial vinyl tile where it can be destroyed. Even porcelain can be destroyed where have some replacement tiles available. So in the end you spend more upfront then the rental unit after being cleaned can be rented out. A month vacancy is costly where as the vacancy falls the tenants take or leave it. If they want put down a rug the rug is their own where if destroyed it is theirs. When more funds become available going to rip that garbage laminate flooring in kitchen of house then install a Schluter ditra membrane then going to buy a good quality commercial porcelain tile. It is stupid to put laminate flooring in a kitchen or bathroom where already done bathroom. Have no regrets on having straight panel metal roofs installed on apartment buildings and house where the house next door has gone through three shingle roofs. I sometimes go to restore where buy grade one and grade two commercial locks which stand up then the domestic grade 3 which is easiest to break into. The extreme leftist tenancy advocate groups said a tenants home is a landlords business operation where those nuts are incapable of running anything but criticism. I have to get the money back where only used high efficiency heating equipment in the buildings and house. Applicants come around some will not like the porcelain flooring where they look somewhere else. The vacancy rate in the province of Ontario is zero or one per cent on and off in most major urban areas. I doubt the builders will build many purpose built apartment buildings in this hostile environment not the weather but the economics due to a hostile governments. --99.236.xxx.xxx



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