At Christian Flooring, our showroom professionals are often asked about what floors are most ideal for pets. While there are certainly many options available on the market, if you’re looking for an installation that's stress-free and easy to clean, then pet-friendly vinyl plank flooring, might be your best option. Cost-effective, durable, and pleasantly comfortable underfoot, it’s no surprise why these vinyl floors have quickly become very popular with remodels.

Get the look you want at an affordable price

Another great reason you may be interested in vinyl surfacing is the fact that it comes in cost-effective lookalike tiles and planks. So, for instance, if you love the wood appearance, then the faux-wood planks will certainly catch your eye. Tiles, on the other hand, might be what you prefer if you’d rather an installation that looks more like stone, ceramic, or porcelain, but with a typically less costly price tag. 

Thicker layers mean less worrying about damage

An installation with a thick top later, such as vinyl floors, is incredibly durable and can withstand pet urine and nails. Vinyl luxury floors normally have four layers, created with a protective surface layer, a design layer, a vinyl color layer, and a vinyl backing. Normally, the thicker the top layer, the more hard-wearing the installation.

Surface coating is essential too

While the thickness of the layers does matter greatly, the surface coating holds major importance in terms of protecting the floors. In essence, it offers the first line of defense against paws and claws. Often, these vinyl floors have a no-wax vinyl coating, then a urethane finish for greater scratch resistance, stain resistance, and durability, and finally an enhanced aluminum oxide coating.

Visit our luxury vinyl flooring stores

For a comprehensive selection of pet-friendly LVT & LVP, visit our Spencerport and Webster, NY showrooms today. Choosing flooring for your renovation isn’t always easy with so many options on the market. That’s why our showroom experts take the time to guide you through what’s often an overwhelming process. For the best advice on vinyl tile and vinyl plank in Rochester, NY, visit Christian Flooring.