I need to replace the flooring in my through lounge/ dining room. Currently we have laminate which is old and curling in some places due to water damage.
The issues facing us are these-
FLOORING TYPE SPECIFICATION We have a dog who suffers with bouts of incontinence, so whatever we put down must be watertight.
INSTALLATION We have a few pieces of large heavy furniture that absolutely won't get out of the room unless we break them up/destroy them (or take windows out and put them in a container for the floor installation- we don't have the budget for this)
MY ASSUMPTIONS I'm thinking that vinyl roll would be the best option but I think installation of a roll won't be possible because we can't clear the entire floor in one go.
LVT on the other hand could be a go-er, as we can clear one half of the room, get the floor laid, give it a few days to cure, move the furniture to the new floor and get the other half done....however, to guarantee its watertight, I'm thinking it will need to be varnished.
WHAT I DON'T KNOW
Can LVT be varnished? Would this solution prove as costly as real wood parquet? What other options have I not considered?
Thank you please.
Ps any suggestions to get rid of the dog won't fix the issue as I will then be heart broken and spend all the budget on booze to drown my sorrows and still have a crappy floor (pardon the pun!)