We have hardwood and laminate flooring. I do try to keep our bassets nails pretty short though but it is difficult with Roxie as her nails grow very long very fast and it takes me forever to get them back for a show weekend if I have let them go for a month. It takes me two weeks of grinding them every other day to get them back. Our rescue boy Beau though only needs to be done once a month and I can take his way back. So I know if I here it clicking my dogs nails are too long. If it gets annoying just remember to trim her nails more often. The dremel works great but does take a bit of getting used to. The doggie ones they sell are pretty useless for a bassets thick nails unless you want to sit all day doing it. I use a cordless dremel and it goes pretty quick... they have gotten used to it and while at one time they were complete bears to do their nails (or at least Beau was) now they are both little angels as they get a pedicure.