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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-22-2011, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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What kind of floor for slobbery GSD?

We are thinking of redoing our kitchen/dining room/living room area with one flooring. Just got a 6th month old rescue GSD and he slobbers so much more than our old 13 year old. I have been researching flooring and there is a product called Allure which is like laminate but supposed to be waterproof. I would like to stay away from linoleum because we have it in there and it just doesn't have much to convince me to use it again. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-22-2011, 12:06 PM
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I don't see how it would be any more "waterproof" than laminate flooring. Either of those are fine. Tile throughout is another option. I personally have hardwoods throughout the house (kitchen included) and as long as the poly finish isn't worn off, it does just find with dog wetness.

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I agree with GSDElsa. I need area rugs all over the kitchen cause after 3 years Zeb still hasn't figured out to use less claw and more paw. He slides all over the place even though I trim his nails religiously.

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A few years ago I had my entire kitchen and living room refloored in a product called Koneto. I LOVE it! Vinyl and waterPROOF! The type I got looks like wood, really. It even goes down in 'planks' though they are flexible rather than stiff. Go right over the existing flooring in most cases (wall to wall has to come up though ).

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We just did our kitchen over in Pergo laminate flooring and am pleased with the choice. I was also considering tile but now when they drop their marrow bones on the floor I'm glad I went with the Pergo (I'd be worried about tiles cracking). Both would work fine as far as water resistance though.
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(I'd be worried about tiles cracking).
If you have tile appropriately rated for high traffice floor areas, there really isn't something your dog should be able to do to your tile to get it to break if it is installed correctly.

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[QUOTE][/QUOTEIf you have tile appropriately rated for high traffice floor areas, there really isn't something your dog should be able to do to your tile to get it to break if it is installed correctly.

Good to know. Sure sounds like it could break though when their bones hit tile, I cringe.
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We pulled up all the flooring and did stained concrete. It's completely indestrucible and easy to clean, but it does get cold in the wintertime


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Emoore, is your floor that you replaced with stained concrete above a basement, or is it on a slab? Thanks for the input guys!!
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Emoore, is your floor that you replaced with stained concrete above a basement, or is it on a slab? Thanks for the input guys!!
On a slab. In fact, it IS the slab.

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