There's a slippery slope when it comes to dogs and laminate flooring. On one hand, the love of your pet is one of the main reasons you went with laminate in the first place – the durability, affordability, and versatility is just something that other flooring types can't match. Carpet and dogs go together like oil and water. Tile can be cold and uncomfortable for pets to lay and walk on and you don't want to spend extensive money on hardwood just in case it does become ruined by the animal. Therefore laminate floors are probably the best option (more stylish than vinyl) so here's how to protect them from Fido.
Remove Paw Tracks
One thing about the protective top coating of laminate flooring is that it really captures a paw print (or barefoot human) noticeably. Look at the flooring at the right angle on a sunny day and you'll see footprints that a crime scene investigator would fawn over. To remove these unsightly tracks use a microfiber dust mop dipped in warm water and sprinkle the area with vinegar from a spray bottle. The vinegar works as both a gloss and an odor eliminator to help restore some luster to the dog race track. Also you can use Bona Laminate Cleaner.
When the Prints are Muddy
One of the main reasons you don't install carpet is for situations like when a dog is playing in the mud outside but sees an open door and makes a mad dash. Black paw prints on a carpet aren't a real booster to market value but luckily they can be washed away from laminate flooring. Time can be of the essence with wet and muddy prints as you don't want the moisture to damage the floor. Wipe up the majority with a soft paper towel and the remainder with the mop solution.
Best Way To Clean Dog Urine From Laminate Floors
When a dog has an accident it can be dually frustrating because not only is there the possibility of damaging the looks of the laminate floors but also a presence of strong odors. Freeing the laminate of dog urine is a two-step process – cleaning and prevention. There are a number of cleaning methods to try: