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Vinyl Vs. Laminate Flooring- What To Choose With Pets

by Alex M. Worked as a Business Development Manager

Pets are part of the family. The flooring you choose for your home should be pet-friendly to keep it looking great year after year.

You should consider the overall design of your home before choosing the right flooring. With this information and the use of the space, you can select a product that will meet the needs of the area while enhancing its appearance.

Vinyl flooring and Burbank Oak laminate flooring give the appearance of hardwood at a fraction of the price.

Comparing their benefits and drawbacks is the best way to determine which one is right for a space.

Maintaining Vinyl Flooring With Pets

Luxury vinyl flooring is designed to look like hardwood flooring or ceramic tiles. Thus, it can be used in any style of home.

Vinyl plank flooring is waterproof, affordable, and incredibly durable. As the design is so resistant to moisture, it is a popular choice in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and homes with pets or children.

Prevent Scratches

Vinyl flooring is generally very durable, but it is prone to scratches over time. Vinyl can be kept scratch-free by using a hard-floor-approved vacuum and mop on a regular basis.

Remove dirt and grime from the floor so that a broom cannot scratch the surface when pushed across it.

Place an area rug with a mat beneath it in high-traffic areas, such as near the front door. This will prevent the rug from shifting.


Maintaining Laminate Flooring With Pets

Burbank Oak laminate flooring provides appearance of hardwood but at much affordable cost. Laminate flooring is not waterproof like vinyl.

To avoid damaging the floor or causing the material to swell, clean up spills or accidents promptly.

Most laminate flooring is not suitable for pets. There are, however, a few laminate floor types that are specifically designed to accommodate pets.

A waterproof mat under a pet's litter box or water bowl will help prevent moisture damage.

Improve Traction

The finish of most laminate floors is smooth. Smooth, slick surfaces can cause pets to slip, especially if they run across them.

You can soften your floor and provide sure footing for your pets by adding area rugs with rug pads underneath.

It is also recommended to choose a laminate floor that has a matte or distressed finish to improve traction for your pets.

Prevent & Treat Scratches

Burbank Oak laminate flooring has a veneer on top of bottom layers that gives them the appearance of wood.

Select a laminate floor product with a thicker veneer to prevent deep scratches that reveal the bottom layers.

So, you can buff out small scratches with a light sanding without destroying the look of the floors. Work with a small-grit sand paper in light passes to buff out the scratch.


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