Decorative Concrete Floors
Beautiful and Pet-Friendly!
We all love our pets but let's face it, they present issues that make good housekeeping a chore at times. We recommend decorative concrete floors to help curtail the various challenges pets present.
Listed below are six great reasons to get rid of that old smelly carpet or scratched up wood floor and bring a new pet-friendly vibe to your home.
1) Decorative Concrete Floors resist pet stains and odors
When the pores in concrete are sealed with a protective film-forming sealer or floor finish, pet urine can't seep into the floor and leave behind lingering odors and stains.
2) Decorative Concrete Floors are easy to clean.
When family pets shed fur or race through the house with rain-soaked or muddy paws, cleaning up after them is no sweat if the floors are stained concrete. Homeowners can simply give the floor a few swipes
with a broom, towel or mop, and the mess is history.
3) Decorative Concrete Floors won't trap pet dander, fleas or mites.
In addition to fur, pets shed animal dander that can aggravate allergies in people who are sensitive. Smooth concrete floor surfaces won't trap this dander the way carpet will, making the dander easy to remove during routine cleaning. Concrete floors also won't harbor fleas or mites that pets may carry into the home.
4) Decorative Concrete Floors are nontoxic.
Synthetic carpets can emit volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, as can some carpet adhesives and padding. Some of the adhesives used under vinyl sheet goods and linoleum can also emit VOCs. Decorative Concrete floors, stained with nontoxic pigments, do not release VOCs that can be harmful to homeowners as well as their pets.
5) Decorative Concrete Floors can be heated
Because hot air rises, many homes tend to be colder at floor level. And since that's where pets spend most of their time, the ability to warm up concrete floors with radiant heating will keep them comfortable while saving the homeowner big money on energy bills.
6) Decorative Concrete Floors are scratch resistant.
Rambunctious pets and their claws can really scratch up hardwood flooring. Concrete floors are inherently scratch resistant, and when protected with a good sealer, they are virtually scratch-proof. If scratches do occur on the stained concrete surface, it is easily repaired.