The best floors for large dogs and cats

Generally large cats and dogs can overtime wreak havoc on hardwood floors. Wood floors don't like to get wet and bad odors can be very hard to get rid of when they seep into the woods cracks. Many people like a well worn wood floor and if you are one of them, you should be happy with wood flooring.  However, if you are looking for a more durable option here are a few considerations.

Vinyl is also called resilient flooring because it is one of the most durable flooring options.  It wears well, with no scratches or tears and is water resistant.

Linoleum is easy to clean, pretty water resistant and quiet.   It is also hypoallergenic and is a long lasting flooring option that comes in many looks.

Laminate is incredibly tough resisting many scratch marks, its very easy to clean and the low cost and versatile looks are appealing.  

There are other pet friendly options such as Cork, Bamboo and Tile but these are the top choices for comfort, sound and longevity.