Peace-of-Mind Waterproof Flooring

May 31st, 2022

Have you ever seen a puddle of water on your hardwood floors, from a spilled drink or other unsightly accident, and thought, “Oh no, the flooring! How long has that been there?!” Luckily waterproof flooring exists and is an excellent option to consider. We’re sharing all of the details regarding this unique flooring option, and trust us, the peace of mind alone is worth the consideration.

Advantages of Waterproof Flooring

Installing waterproof flooring has a variety of advantages that should be taken into consideration when choosing the flooring for your home. We have listed a few that we find important below!

  • Durability 
    Waterproof flooring is incredibly durable. Of course, the durability of the floors largely depends on the intensity of the foot traffic in the area, but if they are maintained in the right way, these floors can last up to twenty years!
  • Maintenance
    Waterproof floors come with a significant ease of maintenance. Regular sweeping, dry mopping, and wiping down as needed is all that is necessary to properly care for, and clean, your floor. Occasionally, to help keep its shine, you can deep clean your floor’s surface by mopping it with a homemade mixture of one cup of vinegar mixed with a gallon of hot water.
  • Value
    Waterproof flooring is one of the more budget-friendly types of flooring, while still maintaining an excellent value. Not only can you shop for a variety of looks including hardwood, stone, and tile, but because of its affordability you don’t have to choose just one style for your entire home.

Types of Waterproof Flooring

There are several different types of waterproof flooring and at Flooring Design Center, we have a variety of options to choose from.

  • Hardwood
    Waterproof hardwood flooring may sound like an oxymoron, but with Shaw’s unique line of water-resistant hardwoods, REPEL, you no longer have to shy away from this classic look. Utilizing an advanced splash-proof technology, REPEL, quite literally, repels moisture as soon as it hits the surface, protecting your floors from everyday use.
  • Vinyl
    Vinyl flooring is completely made from plastic, making this option relatively insusceptible to water damage. The durability of vinyl flooring is perfect for stress free maintenance! COREtec offers a wide selection of vinyl flooring, and each design is completely waterproof with plenty of color options to choose from.
  • Laminate
    Laminate flooring strongly resembles hardwood flooring but is a multi-layer synthetic design created from melamine resin and fiber board material. This type of flooring has a slightly harder surface than actual wood which creates a higher resistance to water, staining, and fading. COREtec’s line of laminate flooring allows you to have a stylish real wood appearance that is both beautiful and easy to manage!

Where Can Waterproof Flooring Be Installed?

Everywhere! Although most people think waterproof flooring should only be used in areas susceptible to water damage, that is definitely not the case. We recommend waterproof flooring in all of the areas below.

• Entryways for those rainy days where rainboots can be found
• Kitchens for food and drink spills, or accidental leaking appliances like your dishwasher
• Laundry rooms for those pesky washer leaks or spilled detergent
• Bathrooms for messy handwashing, bathtub fun, and clean (but wet) toes from the shower
• Bedrooms where play tea parties may lead to leftover messes and breakfast in bed may unintentionally end up on the floor
• Mud rooms (for obvious reasons) when messy shoes track in all of the days’ worth of fun

If you think that waterproof flooring would be a good option for you, set up a design appointment with us today! You truly can’t go wrong with any of the waterproof flooring options we have highlighted above. Check out all of our services for more information. We also have financing available if needed! If you’re looking for more inspiration, feel free to head on over to the flooring section of our website. Have questions? Give us a call at 409-932-2843 or contact us through our website.

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