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The Best Flooring for Dogs with Beaulieu Canada

By , On , In Pet Friendly Flooring

Sharing your life with a furry friend is an endless source of joy and companionship. But let’s be honest, our canine companions can sometimes wreak havoc on our homes. From playful scratches on hardwood floors to muddy paw prints tracked across the carpet, pet owners face unique challenges when it comes to flooring. But fear not. Beaulieu Canada, a leading manufacturer of top-quality flooring solutions, offers a variety of options that are the best flooring for dogs, that can withstand the playful energy of your four-legged family member.

Considering Your Dog’s Needs

a golden doodle sitting on a rug in the kitchen with wood flooring in the foreground
The larger the pet, the better the chances are of it leaving scratches on softer floors. Learn more in Hardwood Floors & Pets.

Before diving into specific flooring materials, it’s important to consider your dog’s individual needs. Here are some factors to keep in mind:

  • Breed & Size: Larger dogs or breeds with heavy paws will put more stress on flooring. Opt for durable materials that can handle heavy traffic and potential scratches.
  • Activity Level: High-energy dogs require flooring that can withstand frequent wear and tear. Consider scratch-resistant and easy-to-clean options.
  • Nail Trimming Habits: Regular nail trims minimize scratches, but even the most diligent dog owner might encounter an occasional mishap. Choose a flooring material that can handle some scratching without showing excessive wear.
  • Potential Health Issues: Older dogs with joint problems might benefit from softer surfaces like carpet for better traction and comfort.

Beaulieu Canada: A Canadian Success Story

For over 65 years, Beaulieu Canada has been a trusted name in the flooring industry. They take pride in crafting beautiful and durable flooring solutions right here in Canada for you and your home. 

Choosing Canadian-made flooring comes with several benefits. Not only will you be supporting local businesses and jobs, but you’ll also benefit from stringent quality control standards that Canadian manufacturers are known for. This translates to durable, long-lasting flooring that you can trust. As well, Beaulieu prioritizes sustainable practices, minimizing their environmental impact. So, you can create beautiful spaces in your home with peace of mind, knowing you’re making a responsible choice for you and for the planet.

Peace of Mind with Beaulieu’s Certifications and Benefits

Puppy approved Rhodium #8017 Laminate from Beaulieu Canada’s Atomic collection.

Beaulieu Canada understands life with pets. That’s why they offer a variety of flooring options that boast certifications specifically designed to address the concerns of pet owners:

  • Green Label Plus: This certification signifies that Beaulieu carpets meet stringent standards for low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. This translates to cleaner indoor air, which is especially important for pet owners and allergy sufferers.
  • Scent Guard: Accidents happen, and pet messes can leave behind unpleasant odors. Beaulieu’s innovative Scent Guard technology helps neutralize common pet odors, keeping your home smelling fresh and clean.
  • Stainproof for Pets: Spills and muddy paw prints are inevitable with dogs. Beaulieu’s Stainproof for Pets technology provides advanced stain and soil resistance, making cleanup a breeze.
  • SoilScreen: All of Beaulieu’s carpets are treated with SoilScreen technology to keep any loose soil tracked in up on the surface, ensuring easy clean-up.
  • High Environmental Standards: All Beaulieu’s carpets are made with clean energies such as hydro-electricity and natural gas. They’re also made with solution-dyed fibers, a process that reduces water consumption significantly. 

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Different Flooring Options

Let’s explore the most popular flooring options for dog owners, highlighting their advantages and disadvantages:

Carpet

  • Pros: Soft on paws, provides warmth and comfort, absorbs sound, and offers a variety of colors and styles.
  • Cons: Can trap dirt and allergens, requires regular cleaning, prone to stains and odors if not treated with pet-specific features.

Hardwood

  • Pros: Beautiful and timeless, easy to clean, naturally resistant to mold and mildew.
  • Cons: Can be slippery for dogs, prone to scratches from nails, can be cold and uncomfortable for paws.

Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP)

  • Pros: Durable, waterproof, scratch-resistant, easy to clean, variety of styles that mimic wood or stone.
  • Cons: Can be cold underfoot, some LVP options might not be as comfortable for dogs with joint issues.

Tile

  • Pros: Durable, waterproof, easy to clean, cool surface can be comfortable for dogs in hot weather.
  • Cons: Hard and slippery, can be cold underfoot, grout lines can trap dirt and require regular cleaning.

Laminate

  • Pros: Relatively affordable, scratch-resistant, easy to maintain, variety of styles and colours.
  • Cons: Not as waterproof as LVP, can be slippery for dogs, some laminate options might show wear and tear more easily over time.
Beaulieu Canada's laminate flooring with a small black, white and brown puppy lying on it
Beaulieu Canada’s laminate is easy to clean, stain and scratch resistant, and ultra durable – it’s one of our top budget-friendly recommendations for homes with pets.

Choosing the Right Material for Your Needs

Contrary to what some may tell you, there’s no single “best” flooring for dogs. The ideal choice depends on your individual priorities, lifestyle, and your dog’s needs. Here are some additional tips to consider:

  • High-traffic areas: Hardier flooring is best for entryways, kitchens, and mudrooms. You can also think about durability and potentially waterproof materials for those rainy day walks.
  • Living areas: Living rooms and bedrooms can benefit from a balance of style and comfort as they tend to be lower-traffic areas for your pet.
  • Older dogs: For senior dogs with joint problems, softer surfaces like carpet or cushioned LVP can provide better traction and comfort.
  • Personal preferences: Don’t forget to factor in your own preferences. Make sure to choose a flooring material that complements your home’s décor and style, something that you want to look at and enjoy for years to come.

Why Choose Carpets?

Contrary to popular belief, carpet can be an excellent choice for dog owners, especially when you consider the benefits.

Soft on Paws: Unlike hard surfaces like tile or wood, carpet provides a comfortable and cushioned surface for your dog to walk and play on. This can be particularly beneficial for older dogs with joint problems.

Noise Reduction: Carpet acts as a natural sound insulator, muffling noise from barking, playing, or running paws, especially for those that live in apartments, condos, or multi-floored townhouses and homes.

Warmth and Comfort: Carpet adds a layer of warmth to your home, providing a cozy space for your dog to relax.

Explore some of our carpet options available from Beaulieu Canada.

Beaulieu Canada’s carpets offer comfort and practicality for the whole family. They provide a soft, quiet space perfect for play and relaxation.

Beyond the Carpet: Beaulieu Offers Flooring Options for Every Dog Owner

While carpet offers many advantages for dog owners, Beaulieu Canada recognizes that every pet and homeowner has unique needs. Here’s a quick guide to some of their other pet-friendly flooring options:

Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP): Durable, waterproof, and scratch-resistant, LVP is a great choice for high-traffic areas. Explore some of our Beaulieu LVP options.

Laminate Flooring: Another great option for active dogs, laminate offers scratch resistance and is relatively easy to clean. Learn more about our Beaulieu laminate options

Area Rugs: Area rugs offer a soft landing zone and added traction for playful paws, protecting your main flooring from scratches and accidents. Plus, they’re easier to clean than wall-to-wall carpeting, making those potty-training mishaps a breeze to handle – especially our soil and stain-resistant options. We can custom order any of our carpet styles as area rugs of any size, colour, border and binding. Get in touch with your local store to learn more. 

Pet-friendly Flooring Maintenance

Living with your furry friend requires some adjustments, and flooring maintenance is no exception. To keep your pet-friendly floors looking their best, make sure you embrace a regular cleaning routine. 

  • Focus on high-traffic areas where muddy paws and playful scrambles leave their mark. 
  • For carpets, frequent vacuuming with a pet hair attachment is key. 
  • With hard surfaces, prompt cleanup of spills and accidents is essential to prevent stains.  
  • Consider using non-slip doormats at entrances to trap dirt and debris before it gets tracked inside. 
  • Regular deep cleaning, whether professional or DIY, depending on the flooring type, will remove built-up dirt and allergens, keeping your home healthy and fresh for both you and your pet.

Learn more about maintenance for different types of flooring and a few hacks for cleaning your area rugs

Keep your home clean and cozy with pet-friendly flooring. Regular cleaning keeps allergens at bay for a healthier environment for your furry friends and family.

Need Help Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Dog?

To find the best flooring for dogs and your home, Beaulieu Canada offers a couple resources to help you make an informed decision:

Visualizer Tool: The Beaulieu Canada Room Visualizer allows you to upload a photo of your space and virtually experiment with different flooring options. Don’t have a photo of your room? No problem, there are also demo rooms available for you to test in. 

Custom Pattern Designer: Unleash your creativity with the Beaulieu Canada Custom Pattern Designer. This tool allows you to design unique flooring patterns that complement both your dog’s personality and your home’s décor. 

Flooring Matchmaker: Not sure where to start? Beaulieu Canada’s Flooring Matchmaker helps you figure out what flooring is best for you and your space.

Rest Easy with Beaulieu’s Warranty Coverage: Investing in new flooring for your home is a significant decision, and Beaulieu Canada understands the importance of ensuring your comfort. That’s why many of their pet-friendly flooring options come with comprehensive warranty coverage, offering protection against manufacturing defects and ensuring long-term satisfaction with your purchase.

Beaulieu Canada’s warranties typically cover a range of aspects, including wear and tear, staining, fading, and other performance-related issues. However, it’s essential to review the specific terms and conditions of the warranty for each product to understand the coverage provided and any exclusions that may apply.

a rust-coloured australian shepherd lying on a dog bed on hardwood floors, with potted plants on either side of the bed
Choosing the right dog-friendly flooring for your home doesn’t have to be difficult – we’re here to help! Get in touch with a Nufloors store near you to get started.

Pamper Your Pooch with New Flooring

Living with a dog is an enriching experience, and Beaulieu Canada helps make it even more enjoyable. With their commitment to quality, pet-friendly features, and a variety of flooring options, you can create a beautiful and durable space that caters to both you and your furry companion. Visit our showroom and see for yourself – our expert staff can help guide you from the initial stages to installation. You can also explore more about our pet-friendly and owner-happy flooring

What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

We love our new carpet, and thinking back on the entire experience, it was top notch. Our sales contact, Ken McGill discussed the various products available, gave us many samples to take home and view, and attended at our home, seamlessly. And the carpet installers were very careful and considerate while in our home, and did an excellent job. This was our 3rd time dealing with Nufloors. I would definitely recommend these people!

K Ristau

Nufloors was an excellent choice for installing new luxury vinyl flooring throughout our concrete slab rancher. Sherry was extremely helpful with advice on flooring choices to modernize our home. She kept us updated on schedules, and gave us a concise, realistic estimate of costs. Our installer Curtis was an expert on all aspects of flooring and baseboards. He was very professional and kept us well-informed as the project progressed. We definitely appreciated all the unexpected extra little details in his finishing work. All the staff at Nufloors are friendly and courteous and we couldn’t be happier with how our home looks brand new again!

Wondergram51

I’ve recommended this company to family and friends. I wouldn’t use anyone else. I highly recommend this company if you’re looking for an amazing variety of flooring products to choose from and a first class installation. I’ll be calling on them again for my basement and upstairs flooring.

Jim Diana

FAQs

Is Beaulieu carpet made in Canada? 
Yes! Beaulieu Canada is a proudly Canadian-owned and operated company that manufactures flooring solutions right here in Canada.

Are Beaulieu Canada’s pet-friendly flooring options suitable for all types of pets, or are they specifically designed for dogs?
While Beaulieu Canada’s flooring options are designed with the needs of pet owners in mind, they are suitable for all types of pets, including cats, rabbits, and small animals.

Can Beaulieu Canada’s pet-friendly flooring options be installed in all areas of the home, including high-moisture areas like bathrooms and basements?
Yes, many of Beaulieu Canada’s pet-friendly flooring options are suitable for installation in various areas of the home, including bathrooms and basements. However, it’s essential to choose flooring products specifically engineered for moisture resistance in these areas to ensure long-lasting performance and durability. 

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