Are you looking for a flooring solution for your home that is pet-friendly? Hard maple is an excellent option, as it has a Janka rating of 1450 or higher, making it one of the hardest woods available. Commonly found in northern states, hard maple is also known as sugar maple or rock maple. Despite its impressive hardness ratings, hard maple can be punctured if the pet is heavy or unusually active. Bamboo is often classified as wood and can undergo a Janka hardness test. Bamboo floors are durable, but their strength comes from the manufacturing process.
Turf can also be used as a hardwood floor, as it is impregnated with hard resins. Cork is another great choice for pet-friendly households. It's non-slip, meaning your pet won't need to use claws to move around. It is also impervious to strong impacts and can be repainted periodically and even repaired on site in case your pet's claws damage the material. When selecting a floor for a pet-friendly household, it's important to choose one with a matte or low gloss finish. This will reduce the visibility of scratches and marks caused by your pet's claws. At Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, we make it easy for you to find, design, select and plan your new wide plank floors with our personal floor specialist.
We understand that removing the claws of a pet is never a recommended option, so we help you adjust the floor to the pet, not the other way around.