We are self-proclaimed animal lovers and couldn't imagine our home without our beloved pets. These furry friends are just as crucial to the family as any other member and choosing pet-friendly hardwood flooring doesn't have to come between you and your pet.

Pet - Friendly Hardwood Flooring

Hearthwood water resistant wood flooring is finished with a premium Aluminum Oxide Polyurethane that helps protect the natural wood against scratches, scuffs, and the everyday wear and tear that comes with pets and kids. In addition to exceptional durability, Hearthwood’s Aluminum Oxide top-coat provides UV protection against discoloration. These advantages, combined with routine maintenance, preserve the beauty of your hardwood flooring for generations.

Water - Resistant Wood Floors

Worried about pet accidents? We’ve got you covered! All six sides of every Hearthwood plank are finished with WetWorx™ Splatter and SpillGuard, an innovative water-resistant technology that prevents moisture absorption up to 250% more than competitive hardwood. Hearthwood Hardwoods with WetWorx™ allow you to enjoy the beauty of your wood floors without worrying about everyday messes.

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Care and Maintenance of Engineered Hardwood Floors

Ensuring a pet-friendly home starts with selecting the most forgiving floors, but how you maintain your wood flooring is almost as important.

Here is our key do's and don'ts for cleaning and preserving engineered hardwood floors:


● Don't:

Throw the tennis ball inside if your pet has long nails. This one is obvious, but even with the advanced finishes possible with your new hardwood floors, scratches and nicks are still possible. Their nails can pull chunks of the wood up and damage the appearance. 

● Do:

Wet mop-if you have Hearthwood water resistant hardwood floors. Hearthwood engineered hardwood with WetWorx™ is one of the only wood floors to be warranted against damage from wet mopping when maintained with the Swiffer® WetJet Wood™ mopping system. To show we stand by that fact, we are offering a FREE SWIFFER® WETJET WOOD™Starter Kit with your purchase of any Hearthwood engineered hardwood floor style. Download your coupon today!

● Do:

Invest in touch-up pens that you can use to recolor areas of damage on your wood floors. They really work wonders!

Wood is meant to be worn, so these imperfections don't necessarily ruin your wood flooring. Like leather handbags—they get more valuable with age and when they show wear from use.