Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Flooring Options
It is often mistaken that all luxury vinyl floors are waterproof. Many luxury vinyl options are made to be water resistant, but there are also options that are entirely waterproof. Knowing the difference can greatly help you when it comes down to buying a waterproof floor. Our experts at Carpet One of Livermore can show you both our water resistant and waterproof flooring options and help you make the right choice in flooring for your home.
Is Luxury Vinyl Flooring Waterproof?
Knowing the difference between a waterproof floor and a water resistant floor can make an impact on your purchase in a positive way. No one wants to think their floors can handle moisture when in fact that is not what they are built for. Many luxury vinyl floors come in water resistant options. 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. Manufacturers use materials such as limestone dust and PVC composites in the core because these materials do not absorb moisture. Luxury vinyl floors 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. You should always keep in mind that even if your flooring is waterproof, that does not mean your subfloor is waterproof.
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.