Yes. You can minimize the damage caused by pets on wooden floors.
PLACE A WATERPROOF MATERIAL UNDER THE WATER BOWL
Dogs are more tidy than cats. Dogs will splash and slobber water out of their bowls. A waterproof mat should be placed under the water dish to prevent water damage to your floors. This is a common mistake that homeowners make, resulting in a discolored or curled floor.
To prevent water from getting into the wood, quickly wipe any water that has escaped beyond the mat. Skilled wood restoration is usually necessary if too much water has spilled and soaked through the wood for too long.
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This is true for both cats and dogs. Cats who like to run around the house, or play with toys, can dig their nails into softwood to improve traction. If you feel uncomfortable trimming your cat's nails, a groomer or veterinarian can do it.
Dogs love to be greeted by their owners. When they see a walk or a ride in the car, they get excited and start dancing. There is a good chance they will scratch the wood floor every time they do.
You can help your dog avoid this by trimming his toenails regularly and placing throw rugs in the areas that are most important. When scratches do happen, a professional recoating is a great option.
Pet urine is the worst thing for wood floors. Pet urine seeps into boards and leaves a foul odor that causes staining. If a pet marks a spot on the floor, it will likely return to the same spot.
To prevent odors and discoloration, clean up urine from pets as soon as possible. To slow down the damage, vinegar can be used to treat staining that has been there for several hours. The wood may need to be patched if the stain is too severe.
Wood floors and pets can co-exist with a few simple precautions. You can have beautiful floors with your furry friends.
These tips will help you protect your hardwood floors from the claws of your four-legged friends.
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