Is luxury vinyl flooring pet-friendly?

We love our pets, but they can be tough on floors and, when it comes to pet-friendly flooring, luxury vinyl (LVF) ranks at the very top. There are always many decisions to be made when going through the buying process, but if you have pets, you want them to be three things: waterproof, resistant to scratches, and easy to clean. LVF answers all of those needs.

Strong enough to stand up to pets

Even the most well-trained animal will sometimes mistake the floor for the great outdoors or a litter box. Some also shed, and, unlike us, the nails touch the ground. They don't even have to scratch; they can leave marks just by walking or running.

This 100% waterproof material is also ultra-durable with a top, transparent, tough wear layer that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs and keeps spills just sitting at the top waiting to be wiped off. As an added benefit, it's resilient flooring, which means it's soft, warm, and flexible; if yours is a senior, arthritic pet, she'll appreciate that!

Humans will love it too

LVF is an affordable premium product with images inspired by nature. Thanks to 3D photography, there are clear and vibrant representations of wood, stone or tile, on floors that are micro-beveled and embossed to add depth, dimension, and textured appearances, such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed.

The sophisticated, high-end design adds even more realism: It can be cut into planks to mimic hardwood boards, called luxury vinyl plank or LVP or, if you prefer, groutable squares to mimic stone or tile, called luxury vinyl tile or LVT.

LVF follows trends so that you can get anything from a gray wood look, whitewashed or blond floors to marble, granite, slate, and travertine stones. Ceramic tile echoes come in chevron and herringbone patterns, as well as encaustic styles and filigrees.

Want to learn more about luxury vinyl flooring? At Carpet City Express, we have a fully-stocked inventory of all floorings and services that range from high-quality residential and commercial installations and free in-home measuring to design consultations and custom area rugs. Come into our showroom in Coon Rapids, MN, to learn more about luxury vinyl flooring. We work with homeowners and businesses in and around Andover, Blaine, Anoka, and Champlin.