Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Flooring
It is a common misconception that all luxury vinyl floors are waterproof. Many luxury vinyl options come as water resistant, but there are completely waterproof options. We have the experts at Tastinger’s Floor Covering Carpet One Floor & Home in Franklin, NC to sell you the right products that you are looking for. We even have our very own 100% waterproof luxury vinyl option called Invincible H2O.
Why is Luxury Vinyl Flooring Waterproof?
Water resistance and waterproof are not exactly the same. Waterproof floors are made to stop water at the surface and not absorb any moisture into their core. Water resistant flooring can resist water from the surface but it will eventually soak through to the core. It is important to always clean up any water related spills or moisture as to prevent your subfloors from being damaged.
Manufacturers use materials that do not absorb water, but allow it to evaporate over time. That means luxury vinyl floors won’t buckle, crack, or warp due to being exposed to moisture. You should always keep in mind that just because the flooring itself is waterproof, that does not mean your subfloor is. If you want your subfloors to be protected, consider investing in a waterproof barrier to put between your waterproof floors and subfloor.
You can install waterproof and water resistant flooring in every room of your home. That means you can install luxury vinyl in rooms like your basement, mudroom, kitchen and even bathroom.