Hard wood floors

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Hard wood floors

Post: # 177651Post Elizabeth
Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:55 am

Anyone have wood floors and dogs?

Do the floors get scratched?

We are thinking about wood flooring all downstairs in our new house - yes at last, after a whole year, looks like we are moving, at last I can have veggie gardens and chickens!

We currently have slate flooring and I would prefer the warmth of the wood on my feet!!

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Re: Hard wood floors

Post: # 177707Post Silver Ether
Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:49 pm

It will scratch... but you can sand it... maybe Ours is a myriad of tiny fine scratches from the cat when she has one of her looky run arounds and as the floor is slippy she is seen scabbling to get round the corners...
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Re: Hard wood floors

Post: # 177748Post JulieSherris
Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:14 pm

We had brand new hardwood floors in our rented house last year..... 2 Bassets, a cavalier spaniel & a cat did it no harm at all :cheers:

Now we have tiles in the kitchen & a lino-laminate look floor in the back room.... although our lino is a cheap version, you can get some really good laminate look-a-like linos - that might be worth a thought.... but decent hard wood flooring should be fine with the dogs, and if you get a rustic type, the scratches will all add to the 'look' anyway :wink:
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Re: Hard wood floors

Post: # 177823Post grahamhobbs
Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:51 pm

Dirt is the worst thing for scratching wood floors, so they need sweeping very often and no muddy boots.

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Post: # 177832Post spitfire
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:27 pm

try to keep the dogs nails clipped, that will help a lot. i agree about dust/dirt causing scratches so if you use a barely damp mop to "dust" the floors it will also help.
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Post: # 177838Post JulieSherris
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:43 pm

grahamhobbs wrote:Dirt is the worst thing for scratching wood floors, so they need sweeping very often and no muddy boots.
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Re: Hard wood floors

Post: # 177886Post MuddyWitch
Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:31 pm

We have wooden floors & had to put carpet down as the greys kept doing the splits and were in danger of really hurting themselves. If we can we'll have stone next time, but with underfloor heating.

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Post: # 177966Post The Honk
Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:29 pm

We have 18mm solid oak floor and 3 doggies and have no problems with scratches. We were treading very carefully at first and banned all outdoor shoes but that didn't last long. It's been down for a year now and when its swept and mopped still looks new. I have heard of folk throwing handfulls of coins at new hardwood floors to give them "the used look" but I'd prefer to let it wear naturally

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Re: Hard wood floors

Post: # 179039Post Elizabeth
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:35 pm

Thanks all
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