How to Buy Flooring if You Own Pets

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While flooring cost plays an important role in your selection, lifestyle and use should not be forgotten. Consider how you use the space. Do you have pets? Is the room near an exterior door with a lot of foot traffic? Here are two options to consider when purchasing flooring for your home.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

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Vinyl flooring is not what it used to be, it’s actually becoming more popular with homeowners with pets and kids.

The biggest advantage of luxury vinyl flooring is its reliable performance. Unlike natural flooring options such as wood and stone, luxury vinyl has a special layered structure. The top layer, which is usually referred to as the wear layer, protects against scratches, scuffs, and stains better than all other surfaces. As a result, luxury vinyl floors will look as good as new for a long time, and they’ll never need to be refinished or resealed.



Hardwood floors are a go-to choice for homeowners. However, while the overall maintenance is relatively low, your floors can easily get scratched by pets and kids.

But you’re not out of luck if you prefer hardwood, but are worried about it getting scratched. Look for the harder wood like oak, cherry, maple, hickory, walnut, mahogany, sycamore, and bamboo.


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