Given all of the above, what's the best choice other dog owners have found? I don't want it to look too out of place with the era, even if we don't have the super-cool craftsman style house. Our decor style leans to clean-lined modern and unfussy, but it's pretty eclectic. I managed a high end boutique that had amazing cork floors and I loved their cushy feel (things bounced off of them!) and though some articles say they damage with weight, none of the super heavy displays seemed to cause that problem in the store, even when we dragged them around periodically. I don't want to spend a fortune, but I would rather save up for the most durable and attractive flooring possible, since it's a big pain to replace and can really make or break a room. My gut tells me that the flooring under the carpet won't be hardwood, so that's why I am pondering options to budget for now. Sent by Susan Editor: Leave your suggestions for Susan in the comments — thanks! • Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here (those with pics get answered first).