If you have kids and pets running around your home, all the commotion can be tough on your floors. You want floors that will not get scratched or stained. You may think that leaves you with very few options, but that is not the case. We’ve already prepared a list of possibilities for you, so let’s get started.

You can still have the floors you want in a wide variety of materials. This can all be achieved without the steep cost or high maintenance than other materials require.

Luxury Vinyl

Some of the best flooring options for kids and dogs is luxury vinyl. It’s easy to have installed, and it’s scratch-proof, waterproof, and won’t stain. Luxury vinyl is installed in tiles or planks.

This material is very durable and is guaranteed to last many years. There is a clear protective coating to protect your design and these can resemble wood, stone, or ceramic.

Laminate Floors 

Another extremely popular choice in dog-proof flooring is laminate. They will not get scratched no matter what your kids or pets try to do to them. They are very easy to clean and come in a wide variety of colours and styles.

Textured laminate flooring is the best for dogs and kids. They look beautiful, and the texture will keep them from sliding or falling. Regular laminate floors can be slippery surfaces. But with textured laminate floors, your kids and pets won’t have to worry about potentially slipping or falling.

Hardwood Floors

The best wood flooring for pets is hardwood. That includes oak, maple or walnut. It’s important that you get wood that is scratch-resistant. Softwood is not ideal for kids and pets, as it can become damaged easily.

Coat your hardwood floors to avoid any damage. Several things around the home can damage your floors like a large chew toy or children’s toy with sharp edges.


A great option for flooring is tile. You can choose vinyl tiles, ceramic, stone, porcelain, or engineered tile. Many of these are water and moisture-resistant, scratch-resistant, and durable. 

Many of these options are very affordable and require little maintenance. You can get vinyl or engineered tile to look like other materials for a fraction of the price and without constant care.


Many people avoid carpets for their floors when they have kids or pets, but there are some that will work great. Choose from wool, polyester, nylon, and other manufactured materials for your carpet flooring.

Ideally, Carpet flooring provides a cozy and comfortable surface to walk, sit, or play on. Additionally absorbs sound, reducing noise levels and creating a quieter and more peaceful environment. It provides cushioning and reduces the risk of injuries from slips and falls.

Contact Us

If you are looking for ideal flooring options for both kids and pets, contact our team of experts at Zelta Floor and Design. We are premier flooring contractors that supply excellent flooring options for all your residential and commercial needs.

We’re committed to sourcing superior flooring products and finishing materials that are tried and tested. Call us for all your flooring needs.