Why waterproof flooring is such a popular choice

If you haven’t learned about this waterproof flooring yet, make it a priority to talk to us because this floor has something for everyone. It eliminates all worries about moisture and has a host of other benefits, including style, durability, low maintenance, and uncomplicated installation. You'll find that it transforms not only your home but also your life.

What does waterproof mean?

Waterproof means entirely impervious for liquid. The material is constructed of 100% watertight materials, so the capability is inherent. An example would be waterproof vinyl flooring; vinyl is water-repellent, and that, combined with some technologically advanced cores (WPC and SPC), keeps it from peeling or rippling ever, no matter how much water there is or for how long. When something is resistant to liquid, there’s always a chance that it can seep through to the core.

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Functional style

Have you ever wished for a wood floor in the bath only to be told that because wood can warp from moisture, it's not possible? Well, now you can have that look with vinyl plank flooring, a form of luxury vinyl (LVF) and available in the latest version, waterproof floors. It’s so realistic many, including flooring experts, can’t even tell the difference.

Waterproof floors have all the same style and characteristics as LVF, but the vinyl is thicker. The core's also different with a WPC (wood plastic composite) or SPC (stone plastic composite) rather than the traditional vinyl composite. As with LVF, images are taken with 3D photography, and there are micro beveling and embossing to add depth, dimension, and textured appearances. The material can also be cut into plank shapes to mimic hardwood boards or square tile-sized pieces to echo stone or tile.

A lot of people ask us about the difference between WPC and SPC. They both offer the same moisture protection level, but SPC is firmer and more rigid like that of a hard surface. WPC is warmer and more resilient.

These floors are ultra-durable and only need sweeping and weekly mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Installation can be a fast and uncomplicated floating floor. Here, the pieces click together, mat, and hover over the subfloor with no nails or glue.

Just because you need waterproof flooring and LVP doesn’t mean you don’t get the style. There are terrific alternatives that our design experts can tell you about. To learn more, come into the San Juan Interiors showroom in Friday Harbor, WA, for a complimentary design consultation and free measuring. We work with homeowners in or near Friday Harbor, WA, San Juan Island, WA, Orcas Island, WA && Lopez Island, WA.