Luxury vinyl is one of the best flooring materials on the market, partly because it adapts to most homeowners' needs, including those who have welcomed a pet into their family. Simulated cement and ceramic, as well as patterned design flooring, are available, but the most popular luxury vinyl brands mimic wood planks and stone tiles.

Compare luxury vinyl plank and tile brands backed by a pet-friendly warranty at Watkins Floor Covering in Jacksonville and Surf City, NC.

Multiple layers

Because of the high-tech core layer, top-quality pet-proof luxury vinyl flooring is waterproof, so your new floor will not warp or buckle if exposed to water.

In addition, a thick wear layer on the surface of the flooring protects the image layer from stains and abrasion. And a backing layer supports the plank or tile and protects the core layer from daily wear.


Luxury vinyl LVT is adaptable, not just because it boasts a durable multi-layer construction but also because it is installed in three different ways. Loose lay planks and tiles butt together and, thus, provide semi-permanent flooring that can be removed and reinstalled.

Glue-down brands contrast floating floor brands that click and lock together without attaching to the subfloor.


Luxury vinyl tile is an excellent choice for your home because it offers stain and water protection, which means that wet paws, spilled water bowls, and occasional accidents are never a problem. The surface is easy to clean when mishaps occur, and routine cleaning is simple. In addition, pet nails won't scratch or tear this tough floor covering that can last 25 years or more.

For all your flooring needs

Locally-owned Watkins Floor Covering serves a region in North Carolina that includes Sneads Ferry, Richlands, Swansboro, Maysville, and Hampstead. Our in-house certified flooring installers lay luxury vinyl plank and tile flooring, and we offer other services, including in-home measurement and area rug binding. Shop for luxury vinyl flooring today at Watkins Floor Covering.