|Barked: Fri Jan 14, '11 9:09am PST |
|Honestly, carpet is easy on the pets and cheap and easy to replace, so I wouldn't rule it out either. It also hides floating fur much better than a solid surface.
Tile is the easiest to clean by far, and you don't have to worry about stains messing anything up if you don't get to it right away. However, tile is expensive and complicated to put in or remove.
Hardwood laminate floors are what we just installed and they're not as amazing as I had hoped. They DO scratch. Tanuk has not scratched them up I don't think and I dropped a toolbox on them and they were fine, but apparently furniture or something IS scratching ours. It's not obvious, but it's there. It's also a pain because instead of just vacuuming as you do with carpet, I have to now vacuum AND swiffer. It looks great in our home, but has actually caused more upkeep than I realized.
Hardwood floors are up there in price with a good quality tile, but not as hard to install or remove. Just like with the laminate, you'll have to vacuum and swiffer, but you'll also have to treat them every now and then with a protectant. They'll scratch, but at least you'll be able to refinish them at least three times.
Plus, with all the solid surfaces there's the added cost of getting area rugs, and you'll still have to clean those just like carpet.
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