Published on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
Technology is advancing flooring materials’ durability and making all flooring types easier to mimic and maintain. Homeowners can have classic hardwood look with the easily maintained and low price of laminate flooring. Now, we’re finding that homeowners can bend the rules of which floors can and cannot be around moisture. With the new developments in these 5 waterproof flooring options, we may be seeing trends of the once forbidden floors owning their new space.
Pets, kids, and frequent guests inevitably put your home at risk for something to be spilled. Your new puppy may confuse your carpet with the backyard, or your kids may be having too much fun to realize they knocked over their bright blue drink a ten minutes ago. What could be the solution? How can we keep with our aesthetics and have flooring that makes sense for our lifestyle?
Waterproof flooring does exist!
Vinyl flooring is easily one of the top flooring options for 2019. It mimics wood so effortlessly and its durability is hard to beat. WPC is an acronym for Waterproof Core or Wood Plastic Composite.
A new generation of vinyl flooring has come into the marketplace with enhanced stability, durability, and stain and dent resistance. This is backed by 4 layers of highly effective technology.
Printed Vinyl Layer. This is the top layer that mimics the appearance of hardwood flooring and even stone.
The wear layer. This layer is the protection on top of your printed vinyl layer. It does very well at protecting dents and scratches. The thicker the layer, the better the durability.
Backing layer. This is the backbone of your plank.
WPC core. This is a solid, waterproof, WPC core. It won’t swell, peel or ripple no matter how much moisture or liquid comes in contact with it.
This one may be obvious because tile is typically found in areas prone to moisture and wetness. Tile has a very durable glaze that does not let any water seep through. Additionally, this glaze makes cleaning an absolute breeze.
Tile also has the ability to mimic other more expensive flooring options such as stone and hardwood.
Laminate flooring is new to the waterproof flooring scene, therefore, it is a fantastic option but it does come with some flaws. Because it is so new, you don’t have very many options to choose from and it tends to be more expensive than vinyl. However, there are a few benefits.
On our list of 5 waterproof flooring options, this one may have shocked you. I know what you’re thinking. Carpet isn’t waterproof. When in fact, now it is.
How? Waterproof carpet has a water and soil repellent that protects the carpet from spills and dirt, and offer complete protection of the carpet fiber. Even if spills reach the base of the carpet, it’ll get pushed back up to the surface so even wine can be blotted back up.
Scottsdale Flooring America carries Shaw brand carpeting which has the ultimate waterproof carpeting. On top of this water and soil repellent, it has Lifeguard, guaranteeing nothing will penetrate.
Rubber flooring may sound a little too out of the ordinary, but you’ll be happy to know it comes in many different patterns and colors. You may be surprised to find a style that could work for you. Additionally, rubber flooring can come in tiles, making clean-up even easier.
While these types of waterproof flooring options may or may not impress you, you do have the option to waterproof your flooring yourself. However, this process is tedious and complicated and you may benefit from contacting a flooring professional who can best direct you to the help you need.
If you are in the process of trying to find out the best flooring options for your lifestyle, we invite you to visit our showroom. We have a number of experienced professionals that don’t even work on commission. We’re here to help you through the entire journey and make it fun instead of stressful.
Scottsdale Flooring America is a part of the largest floor buying group in the state. This means prices are negotiated to there lowest so we can pass the savings along to homeowners in the valley. Contact us today to start your floor buying journey!