Question from Dorothy
We are planning to have the carpet removed in the house due to our cat urinating on the carpet. We are looking for non-carpet flooring that is cat friendly and low toxins. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated. I have allergies. I am afraid of fixing one problem and causing another.
I usually recommend solid wood flooring with a non-toxic stain such as Rubio Monocoat, but that might not be the best option for a cat owner. The Rubio Monocoat is a beautiful finish but it is not as durable as traditional finishes. I have a dog and he does scratch the floor, but I am okay with that tradeoff. For an engineered floor, I recommend looking at the options at The Green Design Center. They test their products to ensure they are free of formaldehyde.