Is luxury vinyl flooring a good choice if you have pets?

Yes, luxury vinyl (LVF) is considered one of the most pet-friendly floorings around. Many factors go into choosing a flooring type, and you need to be sure whatever flooring you choose is aligned closely with your needs. If you have dogs or cats, pet-friendly should be at the top of the list. 

What makes a floor pet-friendly

While we often consider them family, pets can be challenging for floors. Their nails cause scratches, and they can mistake the floor for the yard, leaving odors and stains--not to mention the shedding! 
When you have pets, need something waterproof, durable, and easy to clean, needs answered by luxury vinyl plank or tile. 

Affordable style

Inspired by nature, these floors offer true-to-life images of wood, stone, and tile. Taken with digital photography, they are accurate and vibrant with knots, swirls, grains, growth rings, and veining variations. Micro beveling and embossing add depth, dimension, and textured looks, such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed. 
All follow industry trends and, for even more realism, the material can be cut into planks (LVP) or groutable squares, luxury vinyl tile. Many feel the extra seams add to the authenticity, and design-wise, LVT pieces can be mixed and matched to create your style. 

Tough enough to handle pets

While all vinyl is strong, LVF is five times thicker than the original vinyl. A multi-layered product is also a top, clear, strong melamine coating to guard against scratches and scuffs. In addition, it is waterproof from bottom to top, meaning it can be submerged or spilled on, and there won't be any permanent damage. 
Regular sweeping (daily, if possible) and periodic mopping are all it takes to keep it clean. Installation is also easy, especially when it's a floating floor where the pieces click together and mat and then hover without nails or glue. 
Whether you’re shopping for luxury vinyl or some other flooring, Carpet Mill USA is your one-stop source. We also offer services that range from quality installations, design consultations, and more. Our showroom is in Lebanon, NH, so visit us if you live or work around Hanover NH, New London NH, Woodstock VT, or Grafton, NH for your free luxury vinyl flooring quote.