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Old 02-13-2013, 02:13   #1
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Wood floors vs dogs

We're going to rent a house for a year while we're between houses and many rentals here have nice wood floors in all the common areas. Real wood, not laminate fake wood.

Will our 75 pound boxer destroy the floors from claw marks? Any precautions we can take? I'd hate to ruin the floors or loose my deposit. The owner had a dog, there is a dog run out back, but the wood floors are in good shape. Never had wood floors before.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:51   #2
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You should be fine unless your dog has raptor claws lol. My dog gets hers trimmed because for one I get tired of hearing the clacking and also because she seems to like her nails trimmed.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:00   #3
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My dogs sure hate out hardwood floors. They slip and slide sometimes even fall over because they cannot get any traction on it.

They are outdoor dogs though. If you want indoor dog to live with hardwood. Especially at 75 lbs!? You are going to need RUGS lots of them!
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:04   #4
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^^^ Yup. Your dog will be sliding around everywhere if you don't trim them.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:20   #5
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After thirteen years with 2-3 Dobermans' my hardwood floors have a distressed look.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:50   #6
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If possible I know you're renting find out if they are pre finished or site finished. As long as they are pre finished by a commonly known company they should have aluminum oxide in the finish that will help a ton in the scratch resistance. Some of the older style floors that are wax based and pure urethane based will tend to scratch more.

All in all as long as the dog doesn't get hyper all of the time you should be ok. But it's a natural product and you can still damage it. We have an 80lb lab that is extremely calm and don't have any issues with ours. But I also work in the flooring industry and see houses where somehow dogs have ruined floors.




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Old 02-13-2013, 04:55   #7
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I would look over those wood floors carefully with the owner and document any flaws in the floors before you move in. I assume the owner knows you have a big dog and doesn't mind. Be prepared to lose your security deposit. Big dogs can and do hurt wood floors.
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Lots of rugs. Our floors are really scratched up from where our two 60# muts tear around the house chasing each other. One corner area in particular.

3/4" pre-finished oak.

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Old 02-13-2013, 05:05   #9
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Keep nails trimmed, have rugs and do not let them pee on the wood floors!
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Lots of rugs. Our floors are really scratched up from where our two 60# muts tear around the house chasing each other. One corner area in particular.

3/4" pre-finished oak.
Rugs for sure. I rented a house with all wood floors for a couple of months and I went out and bought some cheap rugs. The floors were pristine when I left the house.

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Old 02-13-2013, 09:51   #12
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My hardwood floors are 3years old and look like people have been running around with ice skates on. 60 and 110lb labs. Destroyed.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:56   #13
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Dogs, or any pets, cost money. You can have your security deposit back, or get rid of the dogs.

If you don't want to go wall to wall area rugs those are pretty much your two options.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:58   #14
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From having a 110 pound Lab and wood floors for 14 years.

Yes, although a sander and varnish will repair them easily.
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Old 02-13-2013, 17:18   #15
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You can buy nail covers that are a rubber material and glue on
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Old 02-13-2013, 18:30   #16
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It's called "distressed." People actually pay more for that look.
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Our hardwood floors are holding up pretty good to our 70lb. German Shepherd pup. She runs around like a maniac daily. She tends to slow down in areas of no traction. We have a large area rug in the living room and smaller area rugs in the halls. I don't know what finish the previous owner put on them but it's pretty tough. One thing we had a problem with was when our last dog vomitted on the hardwood and it sat overnight. It actually raised the edges of the boards and ate the protective coating in that area. Puke is nasty stuff.
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Old 02-13-2013, 20:34   #18
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The answer is....It depends on alot of different factors. My 45 lb dog 'distressed' prefinished oak flooring. Translation she destroyed it. That same dog did no damage to our site finished oak floors in another house. The site finishing was a very thick finish. In a third house we built I did my research and bought the hardest floor we could afford which was prefinished Brazilian Teak. Those floors still look absolutely new after a couple of years.

So it truly depends, but my guess is if it is a rental then it is probably prefinished oak flooring which is the cheapest option which will get destroyed.
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I thought about refinishing the hardwood floors in my house, but am reminded why I don't every day when I come home from work and my lab peels out cartoon style and skids into the living room.


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Old 02-13-2013, 22:11   #20
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I thought about refinishing the hardwood floors in my house, but am reminded why I don't every day when I come home from work and my lab peels out cartoon style and skids into the living room.


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LMAO my Lab/Rotty mix does the same! Little burnouts hahah
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I'm not sure why but "real" wood floors are more delicate than laminate wood floors. We have the latter + 3 dogs and after 8 years I can't tell a difference. A buddy of mine has real wood and his one dog marred the floors within a year. He refinished the floors and now uses the glue-on rubber nail caps for his dog and has no problems with the floor or the dog's acceptance of the caps.
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I'm not sure why but "real" wood floors are more delicate than laminate wood floors. We have the latter + 3 dogs and after 8 years I can't tell a difference. A buddy of mine has real wood and his one dog marred the floors within a year. He refinished the floors and now uses the glue-on rubber nail caps for his dog and has no problems with the floor or the dog's acceptance of the caps.
Same here...going on three years of laminate/ interlocking floor and I can't find a scratch in it. We have a 94 lb Rottweiler and often have a Rhodesian Ridgeback over...they "peel out", slide, and run through the area a lot. I'm sure the finish used on the laminate flooring is harder, plus with actual wood flooring it has a bit more "give"...allowing the finish to get scratched into. Just a guess. I would get clarification from the home owner though, before you potentially loose security deposit.

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