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What is the best flooring for dogs?

Dogs, doggos, pups, fur babies, woofers, man’s best friend. Whatever you call them, these family members are often far more discerning than we give them credit for, and such is the passion for our furry friends that even the most minute detail that might affect their comfort or mood can also influence the purchasing decisions of their human counterparts.

As such, it’s worth knowing that dogs don’t enjoy all types of flooring so if your business revolves around the care or conditioning of these quadrupeds, it’s definitely worth taking a look at what flooring is suitable for both their needs and yours.

Dogs playing on Altro flooring

Key points to look for

  • Underfoot comfort
  • Slip resistance
  • Stain resistance
  • Impervious to water ingress

Veterinary Care

Taking a pet in for veterinary care can be a stressful time for both pet and owner and so making sure all parties are comfortable as well as meeting the needs of hygiene are key. Knowing what the best flooring for dogs is, and other animals, in whatever situation you are in can help with relaxation and recovery.

While polished concrete is an easy fix, it is unforgiving and uncomfortable for pets. Older animals in particular benefit from additional padding compensating for leg support lost with age. Pets can appreciate the underfoot comfort that comes with thicker flooring solutions.

Choosing the right flooring that promotes this is not only beneficial for the staff but also for many dogs as well, particularly those with hip and joint issues.

Altro Wood Comfort and Altro Orchestra are all ideal options for outpatient care. These thicker flooring ranges help prevent joint and muscle fatigue with ample underfoot comfort, while their smooth, seamless surface allows for truly thorough cleaning and disinfecting between patients.

For more information read our SPCA and Doggy Daycare case study.