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Pet-Friendly Flooring: LVT

When you think about vinyl flooring, you probably feel it is not a good option for homes with pets. Dogs and cats have claws that are sure to cause some scratches and scuffs when they run through a room, be slippery when they are on the rampage and get damaged from water and little accidents they may have. Despite your initial thoughts, luxury vinyl flooring is a pet friendly flooring option.

Brands such as Polyflor and Luvanto luxury vinyl flooring are solid choices for flooring where busy feet and accidents may arise. At Floorbay, we know how you love your pets – and how to provide flooring fit for them and yourself.

What Makes Vinyl Suitable?

The biggest concern with pets is how they scratch flooring when running across the floor. No matter what type of flooring you go for, you should always trim your pet’s nails to avoid harsh scratches.

Invictus and Karndean Click vinyl flooring provides extra protection against scratch risk with double-scratch-resistant coatings. Each tile and plank is made from a resilient PU material that performs for many years, making it perfect for homes with playful paws.

With those little accidents in mind, LVT has a 100% waterproof design that protects the flooring and the subfloor from any liquids damaging or staining the floor. Pet accidents like urine, vomiting and shaking themselves dry can be cleaned with no trace – as long as they are not left for long periods. Thankfully, LVT is simple to clean with something as simple as a wet wipe and a quick mop.

Thinking on Hygiene and Comfort

LVT, such as Quick-Step vinyl flooring, has a PU coating that plays into the upkeep of your flooring. These layers protect from bacteria buildup, meaning that any muddy paw prints will not leave any harmful germs or viruses after cleaning them up. Pet hairs can be quickly swept or vacuumed without leaving anything behind.

Dogs and cats are also huge noise makers around the house when excited, but with luxury vinyl flooring, they are quiet due to vinyl’s slightly softer underfoot feel. LVT is an insulator for sound, meaning your dog or cat can play as much as they want without being noisy.

With the added comfort underfoot, vinyl flooring has a lot of give for pets sitting, laying down and rolling around. As LVT is the preferred (pre-furred?) partner for underfloor heating systems, meaning your pet has warmth and comfort without feeling hot on their feet pads.

At Floorbay, we love our pets and want to provide comfort. Luxury vinyl flooring is a pet friendly flooring option for pet-active homes. Contact our friendly team today to discover the best trends for man’s best friends.



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