Pet-Friendly and Pet-Resistant Flooring: Choosing the Right Floor for Your Home

Pet-Friendly and Pet-Resistant Flooring: Choosing the Right Floor for Your Home

Pets are a cherished part of many families, bringing happiness, laughter, and unconditional love into our lives. However, as much as we adore them, they can also put a strain on our home’s flooring. Scratches, stains, and continuous wear and tear from pet claws can leave our floors looking less than appealing. Have you ever found yourself pondering if there’s a flooring solution that can handle your pet’s playtime while still retaining its style and elegance?

If you’re on the hunt for a flooring option that can withstand the rough and tumble play of your pets, you’re in luck. There are several flooring options that provide durability, resistance to scratches and stains, and easy maintenance, making them ideal for homes with pets.

What Exactly Is Pet-Friendly & Pet-Resistant Flooring?

Pet-friendly and pet-resistant flooring refer to flooring materials that are specifically designed to withstand the impacts and scratches caused by pets. These flooring options are made to be durable and robust, capable of resisting stains and scratches caused by pet claws. Additionally, they are simple to clean and maintain, making them a convenient choice for homes with pets.

Effective Pet-Friendly Flooring Options

When choosing pet-friendly and pet-resistant flooring, it’s important to consider factors such as the type of pets you have, the amount of foot traffic in your home, and your personal style preferences. Some popular options for pet-friendly flooring include concrete coatings, tile, and vinyl flooring. Each of these materials offers its own unique benefits, so it’s important to choose the one that’s right for your home and your pets.

Why Choose Concrete for Your Home?

Concrete coatings distinguish themselves as the superior flooring option to pets’ scratches while being friendly towards our furry animals. Concrete is a flexible and robust material that can bring many advantages to your home. Here are some reasons why concrete might be the right choice for you:

Endures A Lot

Concrete is a strong material that is able to endure heavy foot traffic and withstand damage. This makes it a great option for areas in your home that experience a lot of foot traffic, such as kitchens, foyers, and hallways.


Concrete can be molded to fit any design style, making it a versatile choice for any home. From sleek polished concrete floors to decorative concrete accents, the possibilities are virtually limitless.

Plus, you can add even more of an aesthetic touch to your floor with epoxy flake floors. These are coatings that have decorative flakes of all colors that are applied before the final top coat sealer.

Low Maintenance

A great choice for busy families and homeowners looking for a low-maintenance flooring solution.

Better Energy Usage

Concrete has good heat conductivity, which can help regulate indoor temperatures and reduce energy costs. This makes it a great choice for homes in climates with extreme temperatures.


Although the upfront cost of concrete may be higher than other flooring options, it is a cost-effective choice in the long run. Concrete is durable and long-lasting, which means you won’t have to replace it as often as other flooring options.

In summary, concrete is a popular choice for many homes. Its durability, versatility, low maintenance, energy efficiency, and cost-effectiveness make it a top choice for homeowners.

About EMC Concrete Coatings

At EMC Concrete Coatings, we recognize the many benefits of concrete and are committed to helping our clients understand them. Our team of professionals has extensive experience installing and maintaining concrete coatings, and we’re ready to assist you in transforming your space.

Learn More about Concrete with EMC Concrete Coatings

Whether you’re looking to increase the longevity of your concrete surfaces, add a touch of flair to your home, or enhance the energy efficiency, EMC Concrete Coatings has the know-how and experience to help you achieve your vision. With our focus on quality and customer satisfaction, you can trust that you’re making the right choice for your home. Click here to learn more and get a free quote today.

What are the benefits of coating my garage or patio floor?

There are a multitude of benefits to coating your concrete surface. Our prep phase will eliminate high spots or surface deficiencies through diamond grinding or shotblasting. In addition, our trained technicians will fill in any cracks, holes, or spalls on your concrete surface prior to any coating being placed. This ensures a smooth and uniform appearance throughout your slab. Concrete is very porous and can make stain removal difficult. With a high-performance coating installed, you will be able to remove otherwise tough stains with a spray of your water hose. And lastly, our floors look amazing! The garage is often overlooked when it comes to renovation/upgrades, but a professionally installed resinous coating will add $$$ to the value of your home.

How long does a typical installation take?
In most cases, our highly trained technicians can wrap up your residential project in as little as 2 days. We do offer a state of the art 1 day system, where you can walk on your new floor the next day, but we do not recommend these rapid cure systems during the summer months. Commercial projects and larger residential projects (1K sq. feet or more) can certainly take more time to complete. As always, our sales team will visit your site to take accurate measurements and offer a realistic timeframe.
Do you offer free on-site quotes?
Yes, we do. EMC Concrete Coatings always prefers to visit you at your project site to take
measurements and go over your coatings/color options. Our quotes are valid for 90 days and there is never any pressure. We are not here to make you feel uncomfortable or pressured. Our process is smooth and easy for everyone involved.
Can you give me a “ball-park” price over the phone?
Yes. However, this is not the way we prefer to quote jobs. Each project is unique and a
“standard 2 car garage” is going to be different for every homebuilder in town. Square footage’s, linear walls, garage aprons, and condition of the slab all play a very important role in providing you with an accurate quote. This simply cannot be done in a matter of seconds via a phone call or messenger.
How much does it cost to install a decorative coating on my garage floor?
A typical 2 car garage coatings installation in the greater San Antonio area will cost between $2’400 and $3’000. Our pricing is based on square footages and other aspects of the project, including the linear footage of any stem walls, aprons, or repair work.

Oversized or multi-car garages, patios, or other areas will result in higher priced estimates.

Do you use epoxy or polyurea for garage coatings?
We use all the above. Resinous coatings do not come in a one size fits all application. The
details and specs of each project will help our trained technicians determine what coating is best for your project. Typically, we use polyurea coatings for our garages and patio installations. However, shop floors and other commercia/residential spaces will call for epoxies, urethanes, or water-based materials. Rest assured, no matter which products we use, they are from reputable coatings manufacturers and TDS sheets are always available to our customers upon
Is this service affordable?
We are not the lowest priced team in town. We are also, certainly not the most expensive outfit on the block. Our pricing is determined by the costs of materials, inflation, demand, labor, and level of service. When choosing EMC Concrete Coatings, you have done yourself a great favor by hiring the best in the business. EMC does run specials throughout the calendar year for discounted floors and we always honor first responders, military, and front-line workers discounts.

Our team is always mindful of our customer’s budget. We are a locally owned and operated
small business, and we know the value of our hard-earned dollars and how much they mean to each one of us. We strive to provide our customers with the best possible pricing throughout the year. EMC honors our warranties, we show up on time, every time, and will go above and beyond to ensure you are 100% satisfied at the end of each project. If we miss the mark, we will rectify it. Simple as that.

Does my new floor come with a warranty?
Yes! We offer an excellent written warranty with all our floor coatings installations. Depending on which option you choose (stain, seal, epoxy/flake, solid color, or polish) the length of time will vary from 5 years to a limited lifetime homeowners’ warranty. We HONOR our warranties.
Who am I hiring if I choose EMC Concrete Coatings?
The best crew in town. From our brand-new trucks, wrapped-trailers, uniformed employees, and state of the art equipment – we are the best. Our technicians are certified and experienced installers. EMC is bonded, commercially insured, and experienced. Multiple professional references are available for commercial projects at any given time and our online reviews speak for themselves when it comes to our residential portfolio. You have made the right choice by calling the team at EMC Concrete Coatings. Most importantly, the owner of the company, Eric Calderon is personally involved in every project that comes through our door. Generally, Eric and his sales team will be the person you meet with at your project walk thru. You will then see Eric and his crew upon the day of installation. We never sub out our projects, our employees are in-house guys and Eric is there each step of the way to ensure maximum customer satisfaction!
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