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    A rough tile is the best but be sure to use epoxy grout especially where the dogs come in wet or dirty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illini Coot Killr View Post

    Purchased the tile at Buck's Decorating in Godfrey, IL. Had it installed on the entire first floor. It really does look like hardwood and has some texture to it so it's not slippery. I'm sure some carpet/tile store your way carries it or could order it for you.

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    This is going in our entire house next week! We ended up with Vinyl plank because the laminate was too slippery and even with the thicker stuff, it sounded too hollow. The warranty on this is incredible. Looks like wood, textured like wood. I didn't want wood because of the care and didn't want tile as it would look strange in our 1960s ranch. And it's too cold. We couldn't afford the under floor heating to make it warm.

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    Senior Member David McCracken's Avatar
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    We took our hardwood floors up and put in tile. Easy to clean, indestructable, and impervious to dogs. looks great!
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    A textured tile floor is the way to go. The dogs are not going to tear it up and it is easy to clean.

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    Senior Member EdA's Avatar
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    A similar discussion Jan 2012, our floor is now almost 2 years old and requires almost no maintenance and looks perfect.

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    Senior Member dlsweep's Avatar
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    We installed a vinyl plank floor based on Dr. Ed's recommendation, and we love this floor.

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    Senior Member swampcollielover's Avatar
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    Wow, good post...I have hardwood floors except for the bedrooms which are carpeted. The hardwood floor needs replaced, our three dogs have pitted the floor. We keep their nails trimmed, but they just have ruined the floor. Also, it is not good for their hips and they slip slide around on it all the time. I have been considering vinyl planks and now you all have given me some other ideas to consider....

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    My original need for new flooring in the family room and kitchen has now mushroomed to...well as long as I'm at it, I'll replace the counter-tops, paint the walls, put in kitchen backsplash, replace vent and outlet covers. Luckily my kitchen cupboards are in good condition; but seriously, this pup is costing me a lot of money.
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    Senior Member Labs a mundo's Avatar
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    A few years back we changed all flooring in the house to Natural oiled 3/4" oak. 4 " planks.
    Really beautiful and so easy to clean. I have asthma so it's important to me that the floors are clean.
    Sure it gets a few scratches from the dogs but they can be sanded if really bad or rubbed with a bit of oil and the minor scratches disappear.
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