Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Our experts at Westland Carpet One Floor & Home are your local experts when it comes to water resistant and waterproof flooring options and will help you make the right choice in flooring for your home. It is often mistaken that all luxury vinyl flooring is waterproof. Many luxury vinyl options are made to be water resistant, but not all are made to be waterproof. Knowing the different waterproof and water resistant luxury vinyl types can make your decision easier.
What makes Luxury Vinyl Flooring Waterproof?
Knowing the differences between waterproof and water resistant luxury vinyl is very important in your purchasing decision. It is not a fun surprise to find out too late that your waterproof floors are not in fact waterproof at all. Just about all luxury vinyl floors feature some sort of moisture resistance. Water resistant floors can repel moisture from the surface but the core will eventually soak up any moisture. Consider water resistant floors for spaces you are in often so they are not forgotten.
Waterproof flooring protects itself and your subfloor by repelling any type of moisture and allowing it to evaporate before causing damage. Unlike hardwood flooring or any other flooring types, waterproof luxury vinyl floor won’t buckle, crack, or warp due to being exposed to moisture. Waterproof flooring is the best option for families who have pets in their homes. Pets have accidents and you cannot always get to them right away, so waterproof flooring takes away the worry of your floors being damaged by unexpected spills.
Although you floor is waterproof, the subfloor underneath may not be, so be sure to clean up spills as soon as possible.
Where can you Install Waterproof Flooring?
Waterproof luxury vinyl flooring can be installed anywhere in your home including the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room and even entryways. Since luxury vinyl comes in such realistic options, you can also get away with installing it in bedrooms and living rooms.
Waterproof luxury vinyl flooring comes in a floating installation or a click-lock installation. Floating floors are the most popular choice because they are quick and simple to install and can be walked on the same day.
To learn more about waterproof flooring and to see the brands we carry, be sure to visit our showroom or check out our luxury vinyl brands page.