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 a hardwood flooring doesn't have to come between you and your pet.

Pet - Friendly Hardwoods

Hearthwood hardwoods are 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 flooring for generations.

Water - Resistant Hardwood Floors

Worried about pet accidents? We’ve got you covered! All six sides of every Hearthwood plank is 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 floors without worrying about everyday messes.

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Care and Maintenance of Hardwood Floors

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

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

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● 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 hardwood floors.Hearthwood hardwoods with WetWorx™ are one of the only hardwood 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 Hardwood style. Download your coupon today!

● Do:

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

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