1) First thing's first, you'll want to trim your doggie's claws to maintain as much traction as possible. By keeping them short, you decrease the chances of slipping and tripping, as longer nails curl downwards and back up into the pad which makes walking difficult, not to mention painful. Aside from claws, you'll want to pay attention to their paw pads, as fuzzy feet make for some slippery sliding.
2) In heavier foot (or paw) traffic areas, add carpeting such as rugs, runners or mats. All that new carpeting makes for increased traction control on laminate tile flooring, but it won't do them any good if that rug doesn't adhere to the floor. By using a rubber backing or slip prevention sheets, you can both minimize accidents and maintain a gorgeous floor.
3) As stairs are a particularly tricky area for dogs, not to mention people, you'll be helping every member of your household by adding a quality carpet runner for more foot (paw) grip and traction. However, you'll want to ensure that the carpet runner is securely attached to your stairs to prevent tripping.
4) If your household includes a large breed or senior dog, you can help them out by adding a rug alongside their dog bed, or beneath their favorite napping spot. By adding a rug to areas they favor and frequent, the extra traction makes it less of a challenge to stand up on a smooth laminate tile flooring. For older dogs with physical issues, it also serves to ease the strain on tender joints.
Prevent Laminate Tile Flooring Pet Accidents with Denrich Flooring
At Denrich Flooring, we're here to answer all of your tough tile, confusing carpet, and frustrated flooring questions. Residents in Upland, CA continue to turn to us for the best products and services around. We want to help you prevent your family members, both the two-legged and the four-legged kind, from tripping, skidding, and falling on your laminate tile flooring.