Need help picking kitchen flooring!
We are remodeling our kitchen. We have an 80 lb. Golden retriever, so I am looking for a flooring that is durable, waterproof, stain resistant and scratch resistant.
We have had laminate wood flooring for about 15 yrs and it has been fine with our first Golden and now our second Golden.
It surprisingly still looks new after the dogs with long nails, wet muddy paws and my husband tracking in everything from outside(snow, grass, mud etc). The only problem is that one section has started to separate. Otherwise, it still looks brand new.
I have read the pros and cons of all different flooring options. We would like to go something other than laminate. Hardwood will scratch and ceramic tile needs to be resealed every couple yrs and can stain, plus the grout can be an issue(we have ceramic tile in our bathroom).
I've been reading good things about the new luxury vinyl tile/planks, strand woven bamboo and Brazilian teak.
Does anyone have any experience with any of these in a kitchen where it gets a lot of traffic, dogs, shoes from outside etc, how long have you had it and do you like/dislike and why?
Thanks for any comments/advice in advance! Kathy