Have you ever wondered if your dog’s paws can actually scratch your laminate floors? Wood laminate flooring is constructed in such a way as to prevent scratches from happening in the first place, however, it is possible for your dogs to scratch the floor. If this does happen then you are going to need to use a laminate floor repair kit in order to remove the scratches. They are however things that you can do to prevent your dog from scratching your laminate floor in the first place. An obvious one is to keep your floor clean and free from any dust and dirt that the dogs constantly bring in from outside. Also keeping your pets nails trimmed will help.
What we need to remember is that having sand and dust on the floor is like walking on the floor while having sandpaper on the bottom of your shoes. This is going to cause a lot of scratches. This also happens when your dogs walk on the floor. In fact, it actually is a little worse with your dogs because if you think about it, dogs are constantly running around and performing fast and quick movements. This leads to them being able to scratch the floor much easier than we do. As I said before prevention is a very good measure especially in this instance.
The problem is using a vacuum every 5 minutes to clean your floor can be very tiresome. A good trick here that I have learned is to use a microfiber dust mop. They do more than one thing. The dust mop is going to be able to pick up the smallest pieces of dust while also doing the job of a vacuum. This is going to save you time and also at the same time it is going to save your laminate wood floor.
Another thing that you can do to help protect your laminate floors is to always put mats underneath your dog’s water bowl. This is going to protect the floor underneath from any dripping water that may come out of the dogs mouth when he is drinking. Laminate wood flooring is made from compressed wood, it is very similar to chipboard which does not work very well with water. Doing everything that you can to keep water off the surface of laminate wood flooring is going to help it last for a very long time.