Overall, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and luxury vinyl plank (LVP) are widely known for being soft and warm underfoot, easily cleaned, cost-effective, and long-lasting. In short, that’s mostly why its popularity has soared since its modern manufacturing makeover a few years ago. However, there’s another reason why LVT and LVP have increasingly become a go-to for many homeowners – it’s also pet-friendly! 

There’s a pet-safe flooring?
Available in a wide selection of color, design, and pattern options, luxury vinyl offers pet owners the chance to have a versatile, stylish, simple to clean flooring that’s perfect for their beloved pet. No, you don't have to give up on fashion just to have floors that can handle your dog or cat. Instead, with a thick top layer that's extremely resistant to wear, your pampered pet can strut their stuff on super stylish LVT and LVP.

What about smelly accidents or paw claws?
While vinyl can certainly handle its fair share of messes, make sure to choose LVT and LVP alternatives that have a thick top layer. This ensures the maximum amount of protection in the event of smelly accidents. Claws can also be an issue for most flooring choices. Instead of depending on the wear layer to protect your floors, it’s always a good idea to trim your pet’s nails. Also, consider placing rugs and runners in places your pet frequents most often. 

Go for a thicker wear layer
Again, when it comes to having pets in the house, opt for the thickest wear layer possible. Normally, these superficial protective layers are anywhere between 20-40 mil thick. As you can imagine, the flooring with the thicker wear layer is the most durable. In some instances, you can even have an additional finish added to the floors for greater scratch resistance, stain resistance, and durability.

Hire installation professionals
Although it may sound quite straightforward to install vinyl flooring yourself, you may want to avoid doing so. While it is one of the easiest, quickest surfacing materials to install, it does still require a perfectly prepared underflooring. Any little imperfection, bump or slope left behind, and you can be living with a tripping hazard for the next few years!

Come on down to Kelly’s Carpet Omaha for a wide selection of flooring options. Our showroom professionals in Omaha, NE are ready to answer all of your soft and hard surfacing questions.