Is Luxury Vinyl Flooring Waterproof?
When you first look at luxury vinyl, it is hard to tell that not all types are waterproof unless the label says so. Many luxury vinyl options come in water resistant options, but not all are made to be entirely waterproof. If you need a new floor that is easy to care for, or a floor that can handle your pets, then we can help you find one. Our experts at Wheat’s Carpet One Floor & Home in Northport will ask you the right questions to determine the type of flooring you need in your home, and to guide you in the right direction with waterproof flooring.
What Makes Luxury Vinyl Waterproof?
Finding out your flooring is not waterproof the hard way can definitely ruin your day, so knowing the difference is a major help. Our flooring professionals will show you the difference between a waterproof floor and a water resistant floor, which can positively impact your purchase. Water resistant flooring is made to resist moisture from the surface, but eventually the core will soak up any moisture and trap it. Water resistant floors are a good option for spaces in your home that you clean often so they are not forgotten.
Waterproof flooring form a watertight seal on the surface of the flooring. A waterproof floor resists moisture from the surface all the way through to the core. Manufacturers use materials in the core of luxury vinyl that naturally do not absorb moisture. This waterproof core means your floors will not expand or warp due to moisture, and your subfloors are protected from potential damage. You should always keep in mind that just because the flooring itself is waterproof, that does not mean your subfloor is.
Where Can You Install Waterproof Flooring?
You can install waterproof flooring in virtually any room of your home. That means you can install luxury vinyl in rooms like your basement, mudroom, kitchen and even bathroom. Waterproof luxury vinyl is made to look and feel just like real hardwood or stone, so you do not have to sacrifice function for style.
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