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Choose the best flooring for pets?

Keeping a pet-filled home clean and tidy can be quite a challenge. From toilet mishaps and muddy paws dirtying the floors to unclipped claws leaving scratches and scuffs everywhere, maintaining cleanliness can be tough. That’s why it’s crucial to have flooring that can handle the demands of pet ownership. We’re here to help you choose new flooring that’s perfect for your furry friends!

What is the Best Flooring for Pets?

When selecting the best flooring for your pet, consider the type of protection you need. While carpets provide comfort, not all are suitable for pets. Loop carpets are a bad choice as pets’ claws can get caught, which can damage both the carpet and their claws. Saxony cut carpets, on the other hand, are pet-friendly and offer plush comfort.

For concerns about scuffs and scratches, laminate flooring is an excellent option. Its tough wear layer resists damage from claws, and it’s easy to clean, making muddy paw prints a thing of the past.

If accidents are your main worry, water-resistant flooring is essential. Luxury vinyl flooring, being 100% waterproof, is often the best choice. It’s budget-friendly, easy to maintain, and resilient against spills and stains. Sheet vinyl is another affordable option with a water-resistant surface.

For those who love the look of real wood, engineered wood with a lacquered finish can be a good pet-friendly option. With proper maintenance, it can withstand spills and scratches while maintaining its appearance.

What is the Best Flooring for Pet Accidents?

For pet-proof flooring that handles accidents well, water-resistance is key. Luxury vinyl flooring is entirely waterproof, making it perfect for managing any mishaps from your pets. It’s also low maintenance, which is ideal if you need to leave your pets at home.

Sheet vinyl is a cost-effective choice that offers some water resistance and is easy to maintain. Although it’s not as waterproof as luxury vinyl, it’s suitable if pet accidents are less frequent.

Water-resistant laminate options offer a more authentic wood feel and provide up to 24 hours of water resistance, which is handy for quick clean-ups.

Stain-resistant carpets made from 100% polypropylene can also be effective. They can withstand most stains with proper care. However, if easy maintenance is your priority, vinyl or water-resistant laminate might be better.

Which is Better for Dogs – Laminate or Vinyl?

Stylish and modern, hard floors are popular in homes. For dogs, the main concerns are slipping and scratching. Luxury vinyl flooring is less slippery and has a tough, scratch-resistant top layer, offering both texture and protection. Life Rigid Core Vinyl is a fantastic choice for its impact-resistant limestone core and stylish options in wood, stone, and marble effects.

Laminate flooring is durable and can handle scratching and clawing, though it may not always offer the best grip for dogs.

What is the Most Durable and Scratch-Resistant Flooring?

Rigid core vinyl is an excellent choice for durability and scratch resistance. It’s versatile and 100% waterproof. For those who prefer laminate, Audacity is a great option, offering both scratch resistance and up to 72 hours of water resistance. Understanding the AC rating for laminate can also help determine durability.

What’s the Most Comfortable Flooring for Pets?

If you plan on using underfloor heating, laminate or vinyl floors are suitable. The right underlay can add comfort. Additionally, a rug can create a cosy spot for your pet, and a proper pet mattress can become their favourite place to rest.

Choosing the right flooring for your home can make a significant difference in maintaining a clean and comfortable environment for both you and your pets.

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What Types Of Floor Are There?

Tired of dealing with faded carpets or scuffed vinyl? Then it’s definitely time to get new flooring into your home or business premises – but what options are available?

Many people have the vision of their dream flooring in their heads but aren’t sure where to start in choosing.

Here at Mac Floor, we look to help with that, and the wide range of flooring options that we can provide. Please see below for a selection of the options available to you when choosing a Mac Floor.

  • Carpets – Soft, luxurious and cosy, carpets are often seen as a more traditional choice, but we have a selection that is modern and stylish to fit homes, hospitality, offices and more. See more about our carpets here.
  • Luxury Vinyl Tiles – Water resistant, practical and affordable, vinyl tiling is a great choice for kitchens, bathrooms and commercial premises. See more about our range of vinyl flooring here.
  • Hardwood – Wooden floors are a timeless classic still popular today, offering great durability and style whilst being low maintenance. See more about our range of hardwood flooring here.
  • Hygienic/Safety – The ideal choice for commercial kitchens, toilets, changing rooms and similar areas, hygienic & safety flooring is easy to clean, and hard-wearing. See more about our hygienic and safety flooring here.

For examples of these types of flooring in the real world, please take a look at our portfolio of previous projects.

Any questions about any of the types of flooring above? Or ready to push on with your new project? Either way, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team who will be happy to answer any questions you have, and get you started with our free quotes and measuring service.

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Why Choose Mac Floor For Your Flooring Project

Choosing the right flooring company for your next project is vital.

If you go with a company which doesn’t have the experience, knowledge, or the right quality of products, then you could be left with an end result that does not live up to your expectations.

Here at Mac Floor our number 1 priority on all of our flooring projects, is to ensure that our customers get exactly what they were looking for when they set out to get new flooring.

We know that flooring is a crowded marketplace, so we like to set ourselves out from the crowd, by ensuring that you get the most benefit possible from choosing us.

So, here are some of the reasons we feel you should choose Mac Floor for your next flooring project.

  • Experience – If you choose Mac Floor you will benefit from the vast experience of a company that has been going for over 20 years. Our fully qualified team of flooring fitters possess over half a century of experience between them and work to the highest standards.
  • Track Record – If you choose Mac Floor you will be in great company, we have provided our flooring services to industry, commerce, public sector and residential clients over the years. These clients include Network Rail, Scottish & Newcastle Brewery, a range of local councils, and even the NHS.
  • High-Quality Products – When you choose Mac Floor to supply your next floor, you can rest assured you will be receiving a quality product. We only use tried and trusted brands that we have worked with extensively in the past, including Karndean, Amtico,  & Altro floors.
  • Wide Range of Flooring – There are so many different options available when it comes to choosing your new floor, and we provide ourselves on offering a great range. From carpets to wood, vinyl, tiles, and even heated options, when you choose Mac Floor the choice really is yours.

Ready to go with your next project? Then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today, and take advantage of our free measuring and quotes, so we can get you started on the road to having your dream flooring. We will also be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

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Welcome To The New Mac Floor Website

Here at Mac Floor we always like to keep things fresh and looking their very best – whether it’s our HQ, our customer’s floors, or even our website.

That is why we’ve spent some time freshening things up and creating a great new website to show off our work and to help you choose your new flooring.

You can find the following on our new website

We’ve love to know what you think, and if you have any questions regarding who we are, the work that we do, or our free quotes & measuring service, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today who will be happy to help.