Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Flooring
The flooring professionals at Alpine Carpet One Floor & Home in South Lake Tahoe, CA can help you find the best waterproof flooring option for your home. When you are unsure of what you are looking at, it can happen that you will mistake water resistant flooring for waterproof flooring. Our flooring professionals can help educate you to choose the right type of flooring for your home.
Knowing the difference between a waterproof and water resistant floor can make a huge difference in your purchase decision. Also, learning about all of the new possibilities you’ll have with waterproof flooring can open up ideas about flooring different spaces around your home.
What makes Luxury Vinyl Waterproof?
It is not a fun surprise to find out your new floors are only slightly resistant to moisture, and can make a huge impact on your home in the long run. A majority of luxury vinyl floors feature some sort of moisture resistance on the surface with a water resistant wear layer. Water resistant flooring is best for areas you are in a lot so you do not forget about them.
Waterproof flooring stops moisture right at the surface with a watertight seal. If moisture makes it past the surface, the core of the planks or tiles will allow the moisture to evaporate and stops it from reaching your subfloors. Unlike hardwood flooring or any other flooring types, waterproof luxury vinyl floor won’t buckle, crack, or warp due to being exposed to moisture.
Where can you Install Waterproof Flooring?
We recommend choosing waterproof flooring for your home if you have children or pets. 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.
You can install waterproof luxury vinyl flooring 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.