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Post CAT PROOFING A HOME
Does anyone have recommendations on what the best flooring is to protect from pet urine (other than living in a concrete hut with a drain)? I have pergo laminate that is less than six years old and is already delaminating, peeling, and buckling from spilled water and urine? Is ceramic tile better? Does urine get in the grout lines? Does sealing the grout really keep urine from getting into the subfloor?

Also, what is the device that you can put on your heat vents in the floor to protect them?

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Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:23 pm
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We got this weird Pergo type flooring at Home Depot. It isn't exactly Pergo but it reminds me of it.
I'll ask my husband what it is called. It doesn't peel or flake at all and it's super easy to clean.

I buy those water proof liners and put them inside the floor heater vents. They are also heat-proof, so no worries they will catch on fire.
Also got those at Home Depot.
The liners are not totally pee proof though so we ended in just keeping the downstairs floor vents closed completely.
It's a little chilly down there in the wintertime though.

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There are good quality laminate floors that wont peel, I like tile myself. I think if it is sealed right there shouldn't be any problems.

You can actually create a cover that is slanted so that the vent can still blow the air out, but so they can't pee or spray right in the vent. Just use a piece of tin or sheet metal and bend it on the ends and screw it to the vents. It's a cheap fix, and you can paint them to match your vents or anything else so they're not an eyesore. I plan on doing a lot of tiling in our new house....if we ever get there. Easy clean up.


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I found these clear plastic deflectors at Lowe's that go completely over the vent and deflect the air out the side, so Intimidator can't pee directly into the vent any more.

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there is no such thing as a cat proof home. only cat resistant home.


Thu May 12, 2011 7:43 pm
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I cat proofed my home, but they keep getting back in! :rofl:


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