Best for: Any room except full baths or laundry rooms. Pet Friendly? Moderately. Keep pets' nails trimmed to avoid scratching the floor, clean messes immediately, and lay a mat under water dishes to minimize spills. The surface is hard, so provide soft mats or pet beds where dogs can lie down comfortably. Underlayment products provide a base for the floor. This layer also limits noise, and adds insulation. Cushioned materials such as cork and form are ideal beneath floating floors. Vinyl- and plastic-lined underlayment are best in moisture-prone areas. Manufacturers offer many options and featuring a variety of benefits and price points.

Hardwood Floors – Pros:

  • Hardwoods  main advantages of having this type of flooring is that it is very easy to maintain and clean
  • Hardwood does not easily stains and dirt does not stick to it
  • Hardwood floor will remain the same for a long time
  • Hardwood floors do not hold stuff that can aggravate their allergies like carpet can
  • Hardwood flooring you are not stuck with a certain color or shade
  • Hardwood floors, if you are tired of the color, you can sand and refinish them several times
  • Hardwood floors will increase the value of your home and help the home to sell faster.

Hardwood Floors – Cons:

  • Hardwood flooring’s biggest disadvantage is the expense.
  • Wearing certain types of shoes on Hardwood flooring  can make walking across the hardwood floor noisy.
  • Hardwood flooring is very vulnerable to humidity and moisture.
  • Hardwood flooring can become slippery, making it a little dangerous to walk on in stocking feet.
  • Hardwood flooring can be swept and damp mopped or cleaned with a wood floor cleaner.
  • However, over time it will lose its shine so that means you’ll have to wax the floor using a special machine.