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5 Tips on How to Maintain Your Engineered Timber Flooring with Pets at Home

If you are looking at engineered timber flooring and have a cat or dog in the household, then engineered timber is the perfect choice with simple routine care & maintenance. This is because the manufacturing process generally gives this sort of surface a veneer that is tougher and more able to resist damage from scratches and stains made by your furry friends.


Colour: Raw Oak in 15mm Engineered - Photo by Chloe 3394 project
Colour: Raw Oak in 15mm Engineered - Photo by Chloe 3394 project

Pets and engineered timber flooring tips:

1. Feeding your pets

Keep the food and water bowls on tile surfaces like the laundry or outside.. If they need to be kept inside, put a mat underneath to catch any spills and keep on top of any spills that require cleaning from your furry friends.


2. Keep your pets claws maintained

Pets’ nails can be sharp, simple routine care is the trick. Keeping your pet’s nails regularly maintained with trimming will help in avoiding any scratches on your floorboards.


3. Have your pets regularly groomed

Make sure to keep your pets brushed and groomed regularly at home, this will mean less shedding of hair onto your floors. Regular sweeping, vacuuming along and pet grooming will keep your engineered timber floors looking beautiful for years to come.


4. Protect floors with mats

One of the easiest ways of caring for engineered timber floors is to use rugs, runners and welcome mats in high-traffic areas like entry points, hallways and kitchens. These coverings can help prevent the dirt on the bottom of paws from grinding into the floor and potentially damaging the finish.


5. Clean spills immediately

As soon as spills or accidents happen, mop them up with paper towels or a soft micro fibre cloth. This prevents liquids from penetrating the timber, which can leave a residue.


Conclusion

Keep up to regular care and maintenance of your pets to keep your engineered timber floors looking beautiful for years to come. We hope you enjoyed our quick Pets and engineered timber flooring tips:






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