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jilldemo
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I need help! I want to put laminate flooring in the house, but my better half dose not think it a good idea because of Daz. He think he will slip on it all the time and hurt himself! Need some input are the dogs ok with laminate flooring?



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IF YOU'RE LIVING IN A HOUSE WHY NOT? I 'VE BEEN LIVING IN A FLAT FOR 6 MONTHS WITH VISA AND WITH HER CLAWS IT WAS VERY NOISY" CLING CLING CLING "!!! BUT THE GOOD THING IS THAT IT'S REALLY EASY TO CLEAN ALSO IF YOU HAVE AN HAIRY ANIMAL LIKE VISA!:thinking:



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We have laminate flooring and i wouldn't go back to carpets for the main part of the house now. They do slip on it occasionally if they are going realy mad - using the front door or the sofa to stop themselves!!! None of ours have ever hurt themeselves though.

It is so much easier to keep clean - just sweep or vacuum - give it a mop with a bit of disinfectant and you know it is really clean - whereas with carpets you never know what is still lurking in them!

The amount of hair that comes off our three is unbelievable - when we had carpets we couldn't really see it as much as it got stuck in the carpet but now with the laminate floor we know it is all getting sucked up the vacuum cleaner as you would see any that was left behind - nowhere for it to hide!

You can always have a nice rug on top of the laminate as well if you wanted.

I'd definately go for it if i was you:thumbs:



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I agree totally with what Caroline said. When you see what you are cleaning off the laminate every day it definitely makes you think twice about going back to carpets. Poppy has never hurt herself on it.




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Ermm I have to say I am with your hubby on this one Jill. I know quite a few dogs who end up with shoulder or knee injuries where they are "scrabbling" to get a grip on the laminate flooring.

Pudding, Sasha's best mate, had huge problems recently because he is always rushing to the front door. He damaged his back leg and was on rest for nearly 6 months!

I think it depends on the dog. To change on to laminate if Daz rushes around a bit, it might be too much for him?

We went on holiday once and the cottage had laminate flooring - Sasha spent the whole two days walking around like she was on an ice rink :eek:

Mind you, at the end of the day I suppose they get used to things and you could always tell Daz not to run around on it?

Sorry, I haven't helped have I :thinking:



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I had laminate flooring before the dogs.Lucy has never known anything else so is fine.Tyler soon got used to it.I could never go back to carpet.The ammount of dust and hair etc which is brushed up a few times a day is unbelievable.The ammount of human traffic walking through my house, a carpet wouldnt stay clean long.With the pups I dread to think what the place would be like if i couldnt mop the floor all the time.



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We've had laminate flooring downstairs for nearly two years now, Polo is usually fine just occasionally sliding if he's really eager to get to something or someone. The main idvantage is the cleaning aspect, our carpet used to get so dirty, especially when it was wet outside, huge muddy footprints were everywhere, now those same footprints are so easy to clean. Have a look at the diferent types Jill as some aren't as smooth & slippery as others.



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Lisa_1981
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We have wooden flooring throughout the ground floor of our house and I would never consider changing it for carpets. Kai has no problems with it unless he's being absolutely crazy. Daz will likely just take a couple of days to get used too it. Its so much easier to clean imo.

  
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Im with everyone else! The house is much cleaner w/o the carpets. I clean the floors in my home atleast once a day if not twice because of the hair. Its unbelievable the amount of hair the accumulates on the floors. My dogs do not have a problem with the floors. Especially when it is hot out they like to lounge in hte kitchen on the cold tiles! We haven't had carpets sine we moved 18 years ago! Our entire house has wooden floors and we have area rugs or throw rugs.

I also can't deal with doggie accidents. Ebony ( my standard poodle) was very sick this passed year. He was urinating blood all over the house. I think he got 2 area rugs./.........safe to say those were in the garbage!

In conclusion, I do not believe they are harmful to my pets and i do believe the house is much more clean w/o carpets!!!!!!!!!

  
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Can I just say that I am more with Karen on this. However if you do go ahead and get it done its a good idea to have a couple of big rugs down until at least Daz gets used to the laminate flooring. Mr brother has it and their dog is fine however he was reared with laminate flooring. When any of ours go into their house they slip all over the place.

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Caspers_mum
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We don't have carpets downstairs at all, laminate or tiles. The dogs walk fine on it plus like others have said it's so easy to keep clean. I would never have carpets again. I do have a big rug in the lounge though. Like Helen says it's what they're used to, if other dogs come round that have carpets they do slip a bit.



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i have had laminate for 9 years in the sitting room and because its all keashas knows shes fine with it, my mum had carpet and changed to laminate when her collie was 3 years old, and the poor thing was petrified to start with, she eventually got the knack of leaning on the back of the chair to go round the corners.

you can also get karndean flooring which can look like laminate but its more of a heavy duty cushion floor that comes in strips but its more expensive than laminate and needs more looking after ie polish a few times a year.

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We have laminate and tiles downstairs - as with everyone else it is much easier to keep clean. Gixer has only known floor like this and only slips when having his "Boxer moments". I'm sure Daz will get used to it - are last Boxer coped with it and adjusted after about 1 week.



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im planning on getting lamminate flooring soon as lilly likes to dig in the garden and comes in plastered in mud which is then left on my carpet,and i must say i can hoover three times a day and my carpet never looks clean always got dog hairs all over it lol the beauty of having boxers lol

  
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we have laminate almost everywhere, they do slip occassionally but I have just bought Paw Wax from pet shop supposed to stop them slipping for my girl, seems to be working shes just had her maddie with the cat and she didn't end up on her a**e:wink:

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Caspers_mum
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Yeah we use paw wax too.



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boxermad2007
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whats paw wax?

  
Polo123
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We had some paw wax when Polo did his training classes (threw it away very recently :smash6:smile: as he found it difficult sitting and staying without slipping down, bless him. I think we got it at pets at home.



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I use it to soften their paws up a bit, especially in winter.



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