LVT and Wood Laminates: The Best Possible Flooring Choices for Pet Owners

heinrichileadetal 28 October 2020

Most of us who own pets would absolutely bend over backwards to accommodate them and make sure they have a happy, healthy life. Pets add so much joy and happiness to our lives that this feels like the least we could do to ensure that they have a good life. Part of this is to ensure we “pet-proof” our house to make sure it is both safe for them and resilient enough to withstand the wear and tear associated with pets. LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tiles) and wood laminates are two exceptional flooring products that are perfectly suited to meet these needs.

Typically, genuine hardwood flooring is very beautiful but easily shows scratch marks caused by pet paws. They are also not water- or stain-resistant, which means a little accident can leave a lasting reminder. The same goes for carpets. So, what makes LVT and wood laminates so suitable for households with pets?

While LVT and wood laminates have a lot in common, there are subtle differences that might influence your choice. We take a closer look at these two great flooring solutions to help you choose what suits your needs best:

Wood Laminates

Laminate flooring is a great solution for pet owners, as it is both durable and stain-resistant. Additionally, it is also easier to clean, which is great for those unforeseen accidents and potential dirt that gets trodden in. A simple sweep will remove most dust and dirt particles, while a damp mop will remove most other stubborn dirt marks.

If you choose a laminate with a textured surface, it will also provide some traction for your pets (which is especially better for older pets), and any potential scratches will be less noticeable. On top of that, wood laminates come in a wide range of beautiful designs, which means you can have a solution that is both practical and stylish.

LVT Flooring

This affordable flooring option is waterproof, which means you never have to worry about indoor accidents. Moreover, it is a scratch- and stain-resistant flooring solution, so it can easily withstand the wear and tear caused by dog paws. They offer better sound insulation to dampen the pitter-patter of your pets, and they boast the same easy-clean features as laminate flooring.

In terms of style, you also have a choice of a wide range of designs, including beautiful, realistic wood and stone looks.

For more information on quality LVT and wood laminates, choose the leader for flooring solutions: Top Carpets and Floors.