Well, I am going to try the paneling thing. I have some sort of pretty paneling on my walls. I just bought a mobile home, very old and got it for practically nothing, but I can't afford decent floors for a few months, so I am tearing out some walls and am going to put the paneling down on the floor and put some varnish or poly urethane on it. I was going to paint the sub-floor, but I think I will try the paneling, just in the living room. I have one old cocker and some cats, I don't think it will be too bad for a few months. Will update after I use it and let you know.