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Tile’s Pet-Friendly

Tired of battling allergies year after year because of all of the junk that gets compacted into the carpet from pets? Their hair and dander start to create a real cess pool right underneath one’s feet. Also, who wants to do the upkeep that comes with carpet. Paying a


Carpet cleaner, or doing it oneself, and the weekly vacuuming, which also means extra noise and extra money leaving the pocketbook.

City Tile understands that can be one of the common reasons that homeowners decide to do the switch from carpet. What better to switch to than tile. Consider cutting down one’s chores by simply switching carpet for tile. Tile is a prudent investment. Once it’s in, rarely will it cost the homeowner any money.

Stone Tile flooring is amazing for pet owners because it is scratch resistant, and scratches do not show as easily as they do in other types of flooring. When a pet has an accident on the carpet, and the owner is not attentive, it can seep in quick to the carpet leaving an eye sore of a stain that will end up being an embarrassing conversation piece. One does not want these sort of conversation pieces.

When a pet has an accident on stone tile flooring, there is much less reason to worry about how this will impact the condition of the flooring. With these two factors, scratch resistance, and pet urine, this makes tile a good choice for pet owners.

Porcelain or ceramic tile is a good choice in terms of wear and tear from pets. It will not scratch easily either and if the homeowner’s pet can’t seem to hold their bladder, urine or bodily fluids from the pet will not damage the condition of the floor. This would not be the case with hardwood flooring though.

While these surfaces are hard and uncomfortable for pets, tile and stone tile, this problem can easily be solved by getting them small rugs or beds to lie on. Pets will say thank you for that too.

Eliminating carpet, especially while owning a pet, will cut down on one’s dust allergies, think about everything that is trapped in the abyss and crevasse of carpet.

How easy is the care and cleaning of ceramic tile floors?

·        Just sweep or vacuum tile floors a couple of times a week.

·        Once the dirt has been removed, one is ready to mop.

·        A person can mix a mild detergent with hot water; a little cleaning solution can go a long way and apply with a rag or chamois mop. Consider staying away from a sponge mop since they have been known to push dirty water into the grout and soils it.

·        Change the bucket of cleaning solution often, so there isn’t a dirty mop leaving a cloudy film of dirt on the floor (if you can’t see the bottom of the bucket, change the cleaning solution).

·        If one ends up with a hazy film on the tile floor, remove it with an all-purpose cleaner. Make sure it’s non-abrasive, so it does not scratch the floor. 

A person can make their own cleaner by mixing lemon juice or vinegar with hot water. Apply it to the floor and then buff dry with a clean cloth.

This process is made even simpler by the Swiffer. Owning a home with tile will more likely make a person a proud owner of a Swiffer.

No more vacuuming just a quick Swiffer of the floor and start the rest of one’s day. The process of cleaning up after one’s pet now becomes easier, less stressful, and less time-consuming.


One no longer has to frantically run around the house at the whiff of a disaster. Tile has saved the day.