istock_000017322461smallMany homeowners have seen their beloved dogs pretty much shredded their hardwood floors. They might have heard that laminate floors stand up better to pets, but is that true?

Yes, laminate floors definitely stand up better to pets because they’re designed to be both durable and beautiful — something that simply can’t be said of hardwood floors.

Hardwood floors are essentially wood planks with a clear coat of lacquer applied to the surface. This lacquer is easily worn and scratched away as pets or people move across the floor. What’s more, some hardwoods are actually soft woods, which can be easily gouged or dented.

Laminate flooring like Swiss Krono USA American Concepts, on the other hand, is actually constructed so that the layer of decorative paper (the layer that gives the plank its wood grain appearance) and the resilient top layer are fused together for an abrasion-resistant surface. The high-density core of laminate planks also helps it resist dents and gouges.

To learn more about taking care of your laminate floor if you do have pets, read more here.

When you’re ready to buy laminate wood flooring, visit our American Concepts flooring line. We have 10 different floors that are moisture resistant; their lifetime warranty protects for spills that can sit for up to 24-hours. Plus we have 13 other flooring options ranging from 12mm thick with a lifetime warranty to 7mm thick and a 15-year warranty.