I'm looking to replace a very old and worn wall-to-wall indoor carpet
in my home. Time and a good number of cats and dogs have taken toll
on the carpet.
What is perhaps the most durable solid floor covering to use given the
activity of pets within the house? I've been leaning toward a thin,
concrete covering; one particular contractor out here has done some
pretty interesting work re: dying and texturing as well as smoothing
over and sealing. But he's only been offering that service for a few
years so no real track record. Other alternatives that have been
tossed up is ceramic (seems like that may scratch up rather quickly)
as well as stone/slate. I have one fairly large living room (about
1200 sq ft) plus a long hallway for initial consideration. These
areas are atop crawlspace with what appears to be 3/4 in + 1/2 in ply
underlay. All of this on 3 x 2x12's. I'm thinking of keeping
carpeting in the other rooms.
appreciate any and all, thanks
I have a friend with two dogs that aren't consistent in their habits.
When she got new carpet, she had installer put in a waterproof barrier
between carpet and pad. Carpet is pretty easy to clean; it is padding
and subfloor that will soak up bad odors. If they relieve themselves
all over the floor, solid vinyl would probably be best. Tile grout
would be stained.
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