Will I need to rug up when we get our labrador puppy as not to cause hip problems in early age?
All of the downstairs in our house is laminate except the lounge which she will only be allowed in under supervision.
I don't know what to tell you about hips. I can tell you my Puff HATES walking on laminate floors because they're so hard and her toe nails chatter like a tap dancer's shoes when she (rarely) can be coaxed to walk on them.
Do your laminate floors have the seams glued or non-glued?
If non-glued, puppy pee may seep through the seams so you'd best make sure puppy is house trained before allowing access.