Autumn: season of mists, mellow fruitfulness… and dirt, leaves and all manner of muck being dragged into the house by the family pet. Yes, our favourite season may bring some of our favourite things, like Bonfire Night and Halloween, but it also heralds the start of a running battle to keep our homes looking clean and welcoming, especially so for those of us who happen to own a cat or a dog.

Autumn: season of mists, mellow fruitfulness… and dirt, leaves and all manner of muck being dragged into the house by the family pet. Yes, our favourite season may bring some of our favourite things, like Bonfire Night and Halloween, but it also heralds the start of a running battle to keep our homes looking clean and welcoming, especially so for those of us who happen to own a cat or a dog.

Thankfully there’s nothing your pet can throw at Avenue vinyl flooring that it can’t handle, making it an ideal choice for hallways, kitchens, utility rooms… in short, any room with direct access to the outdoors. Acting as a buffer against dirty paws and muddy fur (when that inevitable “I need to shake/wipe myself dry” moment happens), Avenue flooring’s permanent SUPERGUARD surface layer – available on most products within the Avenue portfolio – gives unbeatable protection against stains and spills; grit and pet hairs can be easily vacuumed or swept away, while marks can be removed with just water or a little detergent – no need to scrub! And of course, Avenue vinyl flooring is highly water resistant for peace of mind, so you can enjoy those rainy autumnal dog walks – and cope with any “little accidents” – without stress.

For those of you with truly pampered pets, bear in mind that vinyl can be a more comfortable choice for your pooch or puss than ceramic tiles, stone or wood. With a lot more “give” than other surfaces it’s generally softer underfoot, and more luxurious for lounging on – especially if you also fit underfloor heating. And here’s another bonus: vinyl absorbs sound and will soften the click-click-click of your pet’s nails as they walk across the floor.

For tips on keeping your Avenue floor looking great whatever the season, check out our Support section, where you can download a detailed Cleaning & Maintenance guide. We’d always recommend you take sensible preventative measures such as keeping your pet’s claws well trimmed, and using door mats when possible to trap the worst of the dirt and moisture. But other than that, you can rest easy knowing your Avenue floor will remain pet friendly – and looking fantastic – for years to come. Enjoy the autumn!