Luxury vinyl plank flooring/dogs?
Let me just say, I hate making decisions, especially expensive ones we'll be stuck with for year! That said, trying to find the Vinyl plank flooring that crosses all the "Ts" is exhausting! I've researched and come up with so much conflicting information, so thought I'd check here to see if there are any flooring experts in the mix. We have hardwood now that has not done well with dogs and kids over the years. So Ive read for vinyl to hold up to this wear and tear, we need a minimum of 12ml wear layer (20 is better) with 8mm thickness. There aren't nearly as many choices with the 20ml as there are with 12ml, so wondered if the 12 will in fact hold up against big dogs? And is it ok to put this directly over hardwood floors (we don't want to refinish, not an option!). I did find some with a cork backing (Coretec) that meets the 20/8 component, but have seen mixed reviews on this brand. So confusing!! I'd like to hear from floor experts, or if anyone has actual experience with dogs and vinyl, I'd appreciate your input! Thanks!