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Hardwood floors 'have to be dog-proofed'

Posted on 25th Mar 2011 @ 11:54 AM

People with pets have to take steps to make sure they do not ruin their hardwood floors.

Once homeowners have made the decision to install this type of flooring, it is a long-term commitment.

Because of this, they may want to make sure they are taking the appropriate measures to ensure the longevity of the product is not affected.

The Abbotsford Times has some advice for those who have canines and are worried about their surfaces, adding: "It's possible to have and maintain hardwood floors and still enable pooches to enjoy rooms."

It said a wax product should be used on floors, as this will allow dogs to get better traction, cutting down on the use of claws.

Other options open to people are to choose distressed looking boards, or file down the animals nails to reduce scratches and scuffs.

By caring for the product, it is possible to get a lifetime of service from it.


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