¿Are you searching the best flooring for cats? According to National Geographic, Ancient Egyptians may have be the firsts on domesticating cats as early as 4,000 years ago. Furthermore, Egyptians venerated a cat goddess and even mummified their beloved pets for their journey to the next world. Nowadays, cultures have had adopted cats worldwide as their own companions. Like their wild relatives, it is important to remember that, domestic cats are regular predators able to follow prey and pounce with its sharp claws and teeth. This might be an important fact to consider regarding laminate flooring. Cats are quick and active, and their long tails aid their outstanding balance, which leads us to another important point, furniture, kitchen areas, closets, drawers and basically anything with more than two feet tall it is codify as playground.
Best flooring for Cats: Laminate Flooring & claws
Cats have protract and retractable claws on its biological configuration. Generally, when in normal relaxed position, cat’s claws are enclosed with the skin and coated around the paw’s toe pads. This interesting mechanism keeps claws cat sharp and also keep them far from contact with the ground. Even though scratches and marks would happen every so often, we would like to suggest you to invest on light colors on any of our laminate flooring products, such as, FinishBuild Sand Dollar Acacia, Gloss Birch or even Texture Hickory. Take into account that your cat claws around the house is natural. Feline behavior like stretching helps cats to tone their shoulders and legs. The use of clawing sometimes is to mark their territory both visually and with the scent of their paw pads.
Nevertheless, you also may want to consider providing certain independence to your cat in order to avoid odors, for example, consider Build Direct idea of combining areas through a door. A pet door, which are usually smaller that leads to the garage, where the litter pan waits. This would definitely allow your pet to feel free to relief stress and safe you extra cleaning time as well. Trying a scratching post would also be a wise element to add in order to avoid furniture scratching. Keep in mind that sanity depends on variety, for example old cushions are every cats dream, and they are the best fluffy partner ever. Another idea is having at least one litter box for every two cats, they actually love to play and sleep on them.
This might be a remarkable idea for cats. FinishBuild tiles, such as, Valencia Gray and White could work on your home areas. Nevertheless if you still concern about cat hair loss, Valencia Beige tiles would be another option. FinishBuild staff believe that when it comes to pets in general, the key to maintain clean and long lasting spaces is creativity, whether is a dog or a cat, there is always a solution to keep things in harmony.
Even though Porcelain tiles might be slippery and cold at times, other items like rugs or ornamental pieces of fabric can be a plus, working as an ornamental element and adding warmness to your comfy areas. Coloring is another aspect that Build direct and FinishBuild recommend, bright colors go very well with this kind of tiles, since are neutral pigments can be combine with endless styles.
Best flooring for Cats: Rectified Tiles
Are you the low maintenance flooring type? Then, Nexus Grey tile might be a good match to those of you who joins a busy life schedule. FinishBuild rectified tiles, like Nexus grey come 24×24 which is significant bigger than others on our catalog. Therefore, currently traffic areas such as, corridors and living rooms may match perfectly.
Rectified tiles basically go through a cutting process, which make them suitable enough to place in any home or commercial areas. A precise size is performed, so all tiles are identical, allowing the tile contractor to set extremely tight grout joints. Nexus Grey flooring tiles come in a clear color with sparkling touch and modern look.
Thinking together can ease your options towards pets and your family. For example, if your cat has white hair, you would not like to think on a dark flooring products such as, Imperial Gray or Cooper. The same statement will apply with a dark haired feline.
Regarding Engineered Hardwood flooring options, such as dark and thicker ones may definitely increase your cats comfort due to its durability and resistance to scratches, scuffs and dents. Some hardwood products even offer performance-enhanced finishes that are so tough they practically eliminate any worry about damage. Care must be given, of course, to protecting hardwood from moisture, so use a mat under water bowls and quickly dry any puddles from pet urine.
Anyhow, whether you own a crocodile, a rabbit, a couple monkeys, dogs or cats, keep into account that the best partnerships are those ones were each member is valued with its particular uniqueness. Working as a unit makes the difference. We hope you have had a great time, checking on us.
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