Houston Heights Flooring

Pets are a great addition to any Houston Heights home! With pets, however, come some added concerns for your flooring. Not all flooring is pet-friendly, but you do have options! The experts at Floor Coverings International Houston Heights outline their favorite pet-friendly floors below!


Laminate is one of our favorite options for Houston Heights pet owners. Laminate imitates the look of hardwood but is easier to maintain. Laminate is made with an extra durable finish that looks just like real hardwood but holds up even better to pet nails and accidents. It’s also much cheaper than hardwood, so if it does need to be replaced, it won’t be as costly.


Tile is an incredibly durable flooring option and is available in a wide variety of looks. You can even install wood-look tile to give the appearance of hardwood! As long as the tile is properly sealed, it will hold up extremely well to wear and tear and moisture. Area rugs can be used in areas with high volumes of foot traffic if the tile feels too hard underfoot. Under-floor radiant heating can also be installed to keep the floors feeling warmer during the colder months.

Luxury Vinyl

Similar to laminate and tile, luxury vinyl can also give the appearance of other popular flooring types such as hardwood or marble. Vinyl will feel softer underfoot than laminate or tile but still has the same stylish look. It is also stain and scratch resistant, making it a great option for homes with pets.

Other Alternatives

Just because you have a pet, doesn’t mean you can’t install beautiful carpet or hardwood in your home! If properly maintained, hardwoods can stand up well to pets, it just might take a bit more work. We also provide stain-resistant carpets and can even stain treat some, making it easier to maintain. Contact the experts at Floor Coverings International Houston Heights today to schedule your free in-home design consultation where we bring the samples right to you! We proudly serve the greater Greater Heights, Montrose, Upper Kirby, Museum District, and Downtown areas.

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