Pet-friendly flooring; finally overcoming the age-old challenge of our love for pets and the challenge they present to our floors. We offer a variety of stylish selections carefully engineered to resist the worst challenges our pets can throw at them. You’ll also find lifetime warranties against pet stains and damage. Browse several selections and learn more about their benefits below!

Dirty dog on a dirty floor

Five minutes later, this floor was good as new.

Stain-Resistant Carpet

Carpet is probably the last choice that you’d expect in a list of pet friendly flooring. Traditionally, it has been one of the most difficult to clean stains, dander and soiling from. But modern selections are helping change this.

Here are a few pet-friendly features to consider:

Carpet Fibers: Not all carpet fitbers are created equal. Nylon has stood the test of time as the most durable and stain resistant fiber. In recent years, a new take on it, anso nylon, has taken the performance of nylon even further. The SmartStrand® Forever Clean™ fiber offer similar performance and was specifically designed with pets in mind.

Carpet Fiber Treatments: Industry-leading treatments such as Nanoloc™ and R2X™ are designed to protect each carpet fiber against penetration from pet accidents, allowing urine and other stains to be wiped away with ease. Even better, these treatments last the life of the carpet.

Waterproof Backing: One of the top concerns with pet accidents isn’t the carpet itself, but the subfloor underneath. With traditional carpet backing, pet accidents that aren’t cleaned properly (or right away) can soak through to the subfloor, eventually promoting mold growth.

Below, you’ll find a few of our most popular selections. To see our full line of pet-friendly carpet, visit our Pet Friendly and Pet Protect Destinations.

Pet-Friendly Carpet Selections



Hygienic Tile & Stone

Modern tile & stone flooring largely comes in two flavors: ceramic and porcelain. Though both perform well, porcelain tends to be the most versatile.  Here are a few benefits of porcelain flooring:

  • Durability: Porcelain’s dense construction makes it one of the most durable flooring options available. This is especially useful for active families that see kids and pets running to and from frequently.
  • Scratch resistance: You can usually hear your pets before seeing them as their claws tap with each step. Unfortunately, every tap means another collision between their claws and your floors. Over time, this can lead to scuffs and scratches. The surface of porcelain tile is designed to prevent this damage, even in the long run. In fact, porcelain’s surface is up to 30% harder than its natural counterparts.
  • Hygienic: If you’re concerned about what your pets are dragging in from outside – or what’s left behind after their accidents – we’ve got good news! Porcelain tile naturally hinders bacterial growth. Its smooth surface is also easy to clean, so what little bacteria does make it through can be removed with little effort.

Porcelain flooring performs so well, it’s even a popular choice for outdoor applications. This holds true in a variety of climates, including those experiencing extreme heat, cold, humidity, rain and snowfall. So if it can stand up to the elements, it can stand up to your pets. We’ve included some of the most versatile selections below. Feel free to also browse our full line of tile & stone flooring.

Pet-Friendly Tile & Stone Selections



Performance-Driven Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring is one of our most affordable pet-friendly flooring types. Newer LVT and LVP lines are available in more styles and colors than ever. Even better, they feature new technologies that make them a viable option for pets:

  • Mil Wear Layer:This wear layer protects floors from surface damage. A higher mil layer means more protection.
  • Drop and Lock: Many of our vinyl flooring selections use drop and lock, a click installation process that blocks spills (or, in the case of pets, accidents) from seeping into your subfloor.
  • ScufResist™ Platinum Finish: This proprietary finish offers an additional layer of protection against scratches and dents. So when you hear your pet’s nails clicking against the floor, rest assured that
  • Pet ActionTraction™: Unfortunately, some of the most common household accidents among pets occur when they’re unable to control their speed. Stainmaster’s Pet ActionTraction™ design is engineered to prevent this.

Porcelain flooring performs so well, it’s even a popular choice for outdoor applications. This holds true in a variety of climates, including those experiencing extreme heat, cold, humidity, rain and snowfall. So if it can stand up to the elements, it can stand up to your pets. We’ve included some of the most versatile selections below. Feel free to also browse our full line of tile & stone flooring.

Pet-Friendly Luxury Vinyl Selections