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Why Pet Owners Love Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Why Pet Owners Love Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

We love our pets, but they can be hard on flooring. They can tear up the carpet or just leave tracks throughout the home. What if there was no vacuuming, no stains, and the flooring would last several years with minimal issues? Enter vinyl plank flooring. Here are a few reasons pet owners love luxury vinyl plank flooring. Visit us today to see some samples.

Benefits for Pet Owners

Scratch-Resistant

When pets get a serious case of the zoomies, they can possibly leave scratches on the flooring. Being a good pet owner means trimming a pet's nails so they not only stay comfortable but so they don't leave marks on humans or furniture. With scratch-resistant luxury vinyl plank flooring, their claws, no matter how trimmed, won't leave unsightly marks and damage. 

Lifespan

Carpet typically lasts between 3 to 5 years and possibly even less if you have furry friends. Luxury vinyl plank flooring has a lifespan of nearly 10 years which means it might make a better option for you and your family. There are other types of flooring, like linoleum, which may last a bit longer, but there are other considerations to make like installation and upkeep. 

Maintenance

Luxury vinyl plank flooring helps you say goodbye to stains and water damage. Clean-up is incredibly simple and only requires a soft towel. Carpet, on the other hand, holds onto stains and with pets, there is always a stain or two around. With luxury vinyl plank flooring you won't be reminded of those little accidents every time you walk by. Of course, it is necessary to make sure you should clean up messes as soon as you see them prevent damage despite the stain resistance! 

Installation

Vinyl plank flooring installation is much easier than the installation of other types of flooring. You can easily tackle this DIY project over a weekend. There is no need for sealant or nails like there is with carpet. The price of installation typically runs around $1 per square foot but can fluctuate based on the thickness, pattern, and colours you choose. 

Drawbacks for Pet Owners

Adjustment Periods

If you've ever had a home with tile, other vinyl, or hardwood, you know pets can have a hard time adjusting. They will need added time to walk on the new flooring and it will feel unfamiliar. You may want them to avoid the area until they can get used to it or they may just avoid it themselves. To avoid this, try adding a rug to help them feel something familiar under their paws so they can have the adequate time to adjust to your new flooring. 

Are You a Pet Owner Ready to Upgrade to Luxury Vinyl Plank?

Luxury vinyl plank flooring is overall a great choice for pet owners! We have a wide variety of luxury vinyl plank flooring and our knowledgeable staff is here to help you find the perfect one for you. Stop in and see us today!