Engineered Hardwood: Solutions for Scratch-Resistant Flooring

by Jason Brubaker

Anyone planning to install a new floor has a few considerations to make. The floor’s durability, use, and maintenance all play a part in selecting the best option for your space.

Dog owners have additional considerations to make, however. They’ll want to find a flooring that can stand up to the scratches and damage that come from owning a furry friend.

For years, any hardwood floor owner with a dog found that scratches and abrasions appeared in the floor over time. Depending on the dog’s size and depth of the scratches, this may have meant sanding and refinishing the floor several times to keep it looking great.

Prefinished Engineered Hardwood: Options for Dog Owners

One reason some hardwood floors scratch so easily is the floor’s finish. Solid hardwood floors are often finished on site, which means the finish is only as good as the floor’s installer. These finishes may also vary, with some being more durable than others. And if you purchased a home with floors already installed, you may not know what type of finish it has.

Prefinished engineered hardwood floors are much more durable and longer lasting, however, and are a great option for dog owners who love the warm appeal of wood flooring.

An engineered hardwood flooring like Nydree’s Hardwoof will resist dog scratches and has a finish that goes beyond the floor’s surface. This finish is paired with a top layer that is 1/10-inch thick and infused with liquid acrylic to make it longer wearing and less prone to abrasions.

Color-Infused Flooring Offers Solutions

One of the biggest issues that dog owners face with hardwood flooring is the floor’s color wearing or scratching off, exposing the wood below.

Dog owners have the option of engineered hardwood flooring with the color infused into the wood. This adds an additional layer of protection, so floors can outlast even the longest, sharpest nails. Whether you’re choosing a subtle, natural finish or opting to tint to your oak, you can rest assured that the floor’s color will remain true and unaffected.

Slip-Resistant Options

Hardwood floors can scratch badly when dogs try to gain their footing on a smooth floor. To keep themselves from slipping, dogs will dig into the floor with their nails, resulting in unsightly scratches.

Until now, the only way to stop this problem was with throw rugs or other surfaces to prevent slipping. But dog scratch-resistant flooring is different. Not only does the flooring protect against damage from the dogs’ nails, but its slip-resistance gives the dogs better purchase underfoot.

Function and Style

Just because you’re investing in a scratch-resistant floor doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice design. Engineered wood flooring is available in a wide range of styles and colors, from classic designs to trendier tones.

Nydree’s Hardwoof is available in 10 beautiful colors encompassing a range of wood species, allowing you to easily match your design and find the floor you’re looking for.

Dogs can enhance the lives of everyone they encounter, and engineered hardwood ensures dog owners won’t need to sacrifice their flooring because of their family pet. Investing in engineered hardwood flooring means dog owners can get durability and good looks out of their flooring option, no matter how hard your dog plays.