If you’re a pet owner, you love spending time with your four-legged friends, but if you have hardwood floors, your dog’s or cat’s claws can do a number on the floor surface. The click-clack of their nails hitting the wood might be a cute sound, but when you think about what those nails are doing, the cute factor can quickly disappear. Your dog or cat might also scratch your floors when stressed, such as when you’re gone for long periods of time. They may also urinate on the hardwood if left inside for too long, and that can damage the finish or stain on your floors. At Hardwood Perfect Flooring in New York City, we can take care of any pet damage to your floors.
Scratches and scuffs caused by your pet’s claws can usually be remedied by sanding and refinishing your floors. If the damage is extensive, we’ll recommend the best course of action for repairing or replacing your floors. We’ll make sure to match the finish or stain on your floors, and make everything look uniform before we finish the project. Strategically placing rugs and keeping your pet’s nails trimmed are two ways to ensure against floor damage in the future.
If your pet relieved itself inside the house, the urine can penetrate the hardwood, even if there is a coat of polyurethane on the floor. If the stains are very dark, it’s often best to completely replace those boards, since the smell will never truly disappear. We’ll concentrate our repairs on the affected sections of your floor, and make sure everything looks perfect before we finish.
If your four-legged friend has left a lasting impression on your hardwood floors, contact us in NYC today to discuss your repair options!