Nothing makes a house feel like a home more than family, friends, and loved ones. Of course, family includes more than humans. Many of us choose to share our homes and hearts with an animal friend or two (or three…or four…) and our lives are richer for it. When deciding on a new floor for a household with pets, it’s important to take into account several factors: where the floor is going to go, how much traffic it will encounter, and how much wear and tear it can be expected to endure from humans and animals alike. A pet’s size and breed must also be taken into consideration. For example, cat owners might have concerns about urine stains and odor, while dog owners may be worried about scratching.
We recently received this question from Jessica, a dog owner concerned about how vinyl click together flooring would work in her home:
Jessica: How does your vinyl plank (click) flooring hold up with large dogs? I’m worried that their nails could pull up the planks, or even worse, get caught in the seams?
Adam: If you have large dogs we have a style that has a thicker wear layer. It is still recommended to have the dogs’ nails trimmed on a regular basis. But, as for the seams, they all lock together. I have not had any issues about planks pulling up.
Laminate is a great option for pet owners, and vinyl click together flooring is a popular choice for several reasons: First, click together technology makes installation a snap. Second, it’s available in a wide range of colors and styles. Third, it’s cost-effective. Who doesn’t love a high quality product at a great price?
Have specific questions about how to find the perfect floor to meet your needs, your budget, and your style sensibility? The trained staff at Floors To Your Home is standing by now to help make your flooring vision a reality, and ensure happy feet and happy paws for years to come!
- - - - Meredith Foster is a content writer at Floors To Your Home. Away from the office she's a published author, hockey fan, music lover, and mom to a vampire-fanged rescue cat.