Is Luxury Vinyl Flooring Waterproof?
Our experts at Add's Carpet One Floor & Home in Bellflower can show you both our water resistant and waterproof flooring options and help you make the right choice in flooring for your home. A common misconception is that all luxury vinyl floors are waterproof. Many luxury vinyl options are made to be water resistant, but not all are made to be waterproof. When it comes to buying a new floor, knowing the difference can make a large impact on your decision.
Luxury Vinyl’s Waterproof Construction
We think it is important to know there is a significant difference between a water resistant and waterproof floor. No one wants to think their floors can handle moisture when in fact that is not what they are built for. Almost 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. Water resistant floors are a good option for spaces in your home that you clean often so they are not forgotten.
A waterproof floor repels any type of moisture, protecting both the floor itself as well as your subfloor. 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 a great choice 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 destroyed.
Just because your floor is waterproof that does not mean your subfloor is, so always clean up spills as soon as possible.
Where Can You Install Waterproof Luxury Vinyl?
Waterproof luxury vinyl flooring can be installed anywhere in your home including the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room and even entryways. Waterproof luxury vinyl is so realistic looking that it would also be a good option for a bedroom or living room.
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.
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