Luxury vinyl is considered the best flooring for homes with pets because, while we love them, animals can be pretty tough on floors.
Their nails leave scratches and dents, and they can also shed, leave food crumbs (I once had a dog who used to "hide" his treats in sofa cushions and living room corners so he could go back to eat whenever he wanted), topple water dishes and mistake the hallway or corner for The Great Outdoors.
Breaking it all down: waterproof durability
Luxury vinyl (LVF) is a multi-layered product and is five times thicker than the original product. At the top is a transparent, strong melamine layer that protects the floor from scratches, scuffs, and spills. On top of that is a urethane finish that adds not only shine but also extra protection.
Made of 100% waterproof materials, it is impervious to liquid whether submerged or spilled on.
We tell customers that if they're looking for luxury vinyl, it should be at least 8-mm with a separate wear layer measuring 20-mils and also explain the difference between waterproof and water-resistant so you'll know what you're getting!
For the humans: affordable style
With images inspired by nature, this offers true-to-life resemblances of wood, stone, and tile with knots, grains, veining variations, and brilliant colors and patterns. Micro beveling and embossing add depth, dimensions, and textured looks such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed.
For even more realism, it can be cut into long planks to mimic hardwood, called luxury vinyl plank or LVP. Finally, tile-sized squares can be used with or without grout; this form is luxury vinyl tile or LVT.
It's appropriate for any room in the house and so realistic sometimes even the flooring experts can't tell the difference. However, you'll know when you pay because it won't be nearly the same price as genuine materials!
Extraordinarily easy to clean
All this takes is a regular (daily, if possible) sweeping and a periodic mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Avoid wax, shine-promoting cleaners, as they damage the finish and dull the floor.
Whether or not you have pets, luxury vinyl flooring is a top choice, especially given that it offers so many benefits for the decorating dollar. Learn more, get a free quote, explore our extensive inventory and hear about our superior services, such as quality, craftsman-like installations. Top Line Floors is located in Cortez, CO, servicing Dolores, Arriola, Mancos, and Pleasant View.