Getting a puppy and need a new floor, what is the best combination?

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MrsTumbletap Mon 18-Mar-19 20:24:57

Hi all, meeting a breeder at the end of the month for a pregnant bitch, so could have a puppy joining us late April.

But we also had a massive leak which ruined our oak floor and now have our hallway and kitchen floor ripped up, so need a new floor in the next 2 weeks.

As we will be puppy training a dog what do we do?

Get Laminate but just make sure it's waterproof?

Did any of your puppies ruin your floor? Or is their wee so small it won't matter? Or did you put puppy pads everywhere? Need a puppy friendly floor solution!

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Pringle89 Mon 18-Mar-19 21:11:33

We have karndean and it has survived all the puppy accidents. It’s a cross between laminate and vinyl flooring so doesn’t soak up liquid like a suspect laminate might?

Girlintheframe Mon 18-Mar-19 21:15:40

We have a hardwood floor, pup had plenty of accidents but it’s never damaged the floor

tabulahrasa Tue 19-Mar-19 01:26:32

My laminate isn’t waterproof and it’s fine.

It’s survived housetraining and things like unwell adult dogs.

MrsTumbletap Wed 20-Mar-19 08:09:26

Thanks I think maybe I am worrying more than necessary!

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Pigletpoglet Wed 20-Mar-19 08:11:41

We had a brand new floor when the latest puppy arrived. We bought an offcut of vinyl from a local carpet shop for £40, and created a puppy area at one end of the room - vinyl floor and a puppy pen. Bloody puppy came pretty much house trained and never peed on the thing...

Miffymeow Wed 20-Mar-19 13:02:59

We have lino and our puppy has ripped most of it up sad
No amount of gluing/nailing/stapling has stopped him. Waiting until he grows out of it to replace with laminate.


Miffymeow Wed 20-Mar-19 13:04:44

Careful of how slidey the flooring is by the way, my brother has high shine laminate and one of his dogs ran towards the door after hearing a noise, skidded on it and went through the glass door panel... oops. Luckily she was fine but the door wasn't.

MrsTumbletap Wed 20-Mar-19 17:11:26

That's a really good idea for using a section and just laying Lino on it until she if fully house trained.

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cjpark Wed 20-Mar-19 18:22:59

We also have karndean and its lasted to puppies and children. Its quite pricey but came with 10 year guarantee.

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