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pet friendly floors – stone flooring

Stone Flooring

Flooring Type - Stone

Stone floors can be a great choice for a pet owner on–the–go, as most stone floors types can be very easy to clean. Stone flooring also provides a very hard surface that in many cases is nearly impossible to scratch, and additionally resists mold and fungi growth.


  • Resists the growth of mold, fungi and bacteria
  • Resists allergens such as dust, mites and pet dander
  • Great for pets and pet owners with allergies
  • Some stone floors are very hard and scratch resistant
  • Properly sealed stone flooring is moisture resistant for the most part (however, spills should still be cleaned up immediately)


  • Grout may stain
  • Not a quiet surface for long–nailed pets to walk on
  • Hard surface can be unforgiving on pets' joints
  • Acidic liquids, such as urine, may damage unsealed stone floors
  • Porous stone types may hold onto liquid and debris

Pet–Friendly Flooring Tips – Stone Flooring

  • Seal grout lines completely (with a sealant recommended by the manufacturer)
  • Use a darker grout to help disguise stains
  • Protect your subfloor with a moisture barrier or underlayment such as cork or foam rubber
  • Choose larger stone floor tiles for fewer seams (this can help reduce the risk of subfloor damage due to moisture absorption)
  • Install slightly textured stone floors to reduce slippage
  • Put pet boots or nail caps on your pets to reduce slippage and floor damage
  • Clean up spills, dirt, and debris immediately
  • Keep pets' nails trimmed to minimize scratches
  • Place non–slip mats or rugs under food and water dishes, as well as in running paths and areas your pet visits frequently