We all love our pets, and they are a very important part of our families. However, it’s not nice to spray down your dog with a garden hose. Your dog is covered in mud. What other option is there? Leave muddy paw prints all the way to the bathroom? Carry it? Sorry pup, but it gets the hose again. In addition, no one wants to deal with unclogging their tub drain after washing the dog. Let’s avoid the hose because it is very uncomfortable for the dog. Let’s avoid the tub because it is a hassle for you. This is why you want to add a pet washing station to your home, and we are here to help!
Pros of a Pet Washing Station
A pet washing station has many benefits besides working around the hose and the tub. When you build a raised station, it eliminates having to stoop over, squat, or kneel to wash your pooch. It also saves money on expensive grooming. Especially if you are handy with a set of trimmers. In addition, it keeps pet dirt in a confined space. Take this a step further by keeping all of your dog related items in the same space. You will also have less pet dander and hair in other areas. Best of all, a home that smells more like a home!
Where to place it?
The best places for a pet washing station are in a utility room, mudroom, or by creating a space in the garage. Pet loving homeowners even build small additions to accommodate a pet washing station. Once you have found the perfect space for your dog washing station, it is time to design around it. Storage for washing supplies will be needed. Will you store all of your pet’s other belongings nearby as well? If so, more storage will have to be accounted for. When you know exactly what you want out of your pet washing station, it is time to consult a designer to make it fit into the room seamlessly. They will help you decide if you would like to hide the pet washing station away, or make it part of an open design.
Flooring for your Pet Washing Station
When you decide to install a pet washing station, you must consider the flooring in the room where it will lie. Hardwood will swell and buckle when exposed to water. Vinyl is a good option because it is waterproof and cost effective. However, it is not very durable. Tile is an even better option. Very durable, and moisture is not a problem. In addition, it comes in so many colors, patterns, and shapes, you will be able to find tile to match the existing decor. Install wood like floor tiles to match the hardwood in other parts of the home! While tiling the floor in your pet washing station, we can install the station along with tiling the walls to further protect the room from when your pup shakes off.
Have more questions about installing a pet washing station? Call or email Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers today for a free consultation. We know you only want the best in flooring and remodeling. That’s why it’s important to hire the best in the business, and at Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers, we can guarantee you that’s us.
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