Choosing Pet-Friendly Flooring for Your Home
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Life with a pet at home is wonderful, especially when you have durable flooring that’s ready for anything! Whether you’re playing fetch indoors with your dog or batting the living room floor with your cat, high-performance luxury vinyl flooring can ease some of your durability worries. With luxury vinyl flooring in your house, you can focus on having fun with your pet and stop worrying about scratches and accidents. Here's what you should know about installing pet-friendly flooring in your home.

Common Flooring Concerns When You Have Pets

Rambunctious pets need long-lasting flooring that can withstand everyday wear and tear. Scratch resistance is certainly a plus as well. They may not mean to but pets can cause scratches, scuffs and stains on certain flooring types.

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Prioritize Durable Materials

If you have a rambunctious pet (or even a calm one), you need a flooring product that's pet-friendly. Knowing what to look for when shopping for flooring can help you narrow your focus and choose the most durable and attractive flooring for your home. LVP floors are designed for extreme durability. If you opt for a rug too, choose a style that won't snag on pet nails and, ideally, one that is treated to resist stains.

Seek Out Scratch Resistance

Flooring that protects against scratches is a huge plus for pet parents, which is why many pet parents reject hardwood flooring. Although beautiful, hardwood flooring can show damage easily and may require occasional refinishing to get rid of old scratches and stains.

Go Waterproof (or Go Home and Clean ASAP)

Pet accidents happen, even for pets that are fully trained. Waterproof flooring won't absorb liquids and, therefore, won't absorb smells or sustain damage when your pet has an untimely accident.

Choose LVP Floors for Homes with Fur Babies

Some materials are just made to be durable. Luxury vinyl flooring is an example of a home finish that has been made to perform. Vinyl plank flooring from COREtec is made from 100% waterproof materials to create fully waterproof flooring that resists warping or buckling due to moisture exposure. It has the look and feel of real wood or tile without any of the maintenance or durability concerns. It's designed to last.

COREtec's vinyl flooring planks are made to withstand the years of joy and inevitable messes that come with pet parenting. Our luxury vinyl flooring comes in a range of colors and mimics the look of real wood. We believe that you shouldn't have to sacrifice style or comfort to have durable, long-lasting flooring. Get started today with a free, no-obligation design services consultation to discuss how our waterproof, kidproof, petproof flooring can take some of the stress out of your day-to-day!

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