What are some very inexpensive flooring options that still look decent

Looking for cheap flooring ideas for the whole house. I have two large dogs and cats too. So we are looking for something pretty tough.

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 30, 2017
    vinyl plank flooring is the newest being offered

  • Patty Anderson Patty Anderson on Dec 30, 2017
    I'm loving the paper bag flooring you can find as projects here. We have 7 rescues, and this is what I plan on doing in our home....

  • Patt Patt on Dec 30, 2017
    We went to Home Depot and bought vinyl flooring that installs like a laminate. We have a large (100 pound dog) that likes to run and come to skidding stops (Ratro....) and it shows no wear or damage at all!!!

  • Abby Abby on Dec 30, 2017
    We take the floors to the concert. We primer the floors then we mark the floors with a black marker. Then we use oak stain. After drying we polyurethane 2 maybe 3 times.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Dec 30, 2017
    we put in laminate flooring that looks like wood - got it at Home Depot so easy to install and even has that hand scrapped look - holds up to pets, children and messy adults! easy to clean up as well

  • V Smith V Smith on Dec 30, 2017
    Lumber liquidators sells hardwoods in lower grades. Wood is the best material if you think you might have "repairs" in the future. Ceramic tile is pretty tough too and some of it has a matt finish that is easier for dogs to walk on. Vinyl may be the cheapest way to go, but it may not be tough enough for big dog toe nails.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Dec 30, 2017
    With dogs - I would recommend luxury vinyl plank flooring, not laminate or hardwood. We have four dogs and just put in the vinyl planks in our downstairs (heavy use) and love it. Check it out at Lowes, HD, etc. Very easy to install too.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 30, 2017
    I have one 70 # dog and would not recommend hardwood. We just did a remodel with professional install adding traditional oak strip hardwood ( to match ajoining room) with the oil based sealer and it looks terrible after 2 years. We do try to keep dogs nails clipped and dremmeled but hw floor seems to dent and scratch easily, more than Id expect!