The other problem I encountered was that Max would often walk
into the room after taking a drink and the water would still be
dripping from his mouth. I'd end up with water marks that needed
a lot of polishing to remove.
Having said that, my main reason for getting carpet was the
noise. The wood was laid on top of wooden beams about 30 years
ago and it creaked somethng awful. A carpenter said the only cure
was several boxes of nails and screws that would ruin the
appearance. Though it ruined floors worth a couple of thousand, I
was glad to get rid of them after two years of noise, water stains
we put in ceramic tile. the dogs love it (we live in
a hot climate and the tile is very cool), and it is
hard and glazed and so will not suffer from their
nails. they do slide around on it when running, but
have learned how to gauge their activity.
we also still have carpeted areas. they romp on
the carpet or outside on the lawn.
we have one room with hardwood. that room is off limits
to them. they do not step across the threshhold.
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that Never Quite Caught On)
>we have one room with hardwood. that room is off limits
>to them. they do not step across the threshhold.