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Best Flooring Option for Pet People

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Flooring, Vinyl

Our pets become part of the family, and we need to accommodate for some of their needs. While we love them, they can, at times, be quite destructive. Hence, it is essential to find a floor that can withstand all problems your pets throw at them. Finding flooring that is pet-friendly means, it should be waterproof, easy to clean, scratch-resistant, indentation resistant, and low-maintenance. However, finding these flooring options does not mean you need to sacrifice your home’s aesthetics.

Luxury Vinyl Planking

Luxury Vinyl Planking (LVP) is a high-quality vinyl flooring. These plank-system floors snap together and can float above your subfloor. Luxury vinyl planking is quickly growing through the industry because of its versatility. Luxury vinyl planking has mastered high-quality and very aesthetically-pleasing designs that look like hardwood, tile, stone, concrete, marble, and more. Also, allowing you to install the look you want in areas that traditional hardwood flooring could not be placed.

Durability

Luxury vinyl planking is an incredibly durable flooring option. Many homeowners and businesses have slowly been switching over to the revolutionary flooring option. It will not crack under pressure, is extremely scratch-resistant, and can withstand indentation from furniture – this makes LVP an exceptional flooring option for homeowners with pets. From the sharpest of claws to the heaviest of dogs, LVP is an extremely pet-friendly flooring. With such strong durability, it is no surprise to see LVP leading the flooring market today!

Waterproof

Water can be the downfall of most flooring options, and with animals comes the inevitable accident. Carpet and hardwood can absorb these messes and begin to tarnish your home’s smell. However, LVP is waterproof – this makes the flooring extremely easy to clean! Plus, it is just another advantage of this incredibly versatile floor.

LVP is excellent for any room in your home. You can also invest in the same product in different styles to have beautiful transitions in your home. If you have pets and are tired of them damaging your flooring, it is time to consider luxury vinyl planking!

Pet Friendly Decorating

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Family, Hardwood and Laminate, Hints and Advice, Tips, Wool Carpet

15377336_SWe all know how much we love our pets; they’re really members of our families.  The pet industry is a multi-billion dollar a year industry dealing in everything from food to clothes to doggy daycare.  Which makes us ask, how are we incorporating our pet’s needs into our decorating to provide them with the healthiest and safest homes.  There are a few tips and ideas to give your pet a healthy and pretty home that is stylish and safe for all members of the family.

The air we breathe is the first place to start.  Paint and other finishes give off gas chemicals that can affect not only human health but our pet’s health too.  Choosing a low or non-VOC paint for walls, baseboards, molding and furniture is a great place to start. Be aware of painted surfaces if your dog or cat scratches or gnaws on furniture.

Flooring is another important consideration for animals.  Some pets are allergic to different flooring options or polyurethanes used in wood floors.  Make sure you get your pet tested for allergies if there are signs of irritation and scratching.  Wood floors are a smart option if your pet sheds. Wall to wall carpet in a natural material like wool can work for pets, too. Just make sure you have a good vacuum with a pet hair option for carpet and upholstery.

Cleaning products can also have chemicals that are not the best for our fur friends.  Make sure you are creating a clean and safe environment for pets in the choices you make.