Waterproof Luxury Vinyl
It is often mistaken that all luxury vinyl floors are waterproof. Many luxury vinyl options are made to be water resistant, but there are also options that are entirely waterproof. Knowing the difference can greatly help you when it comes down to buying a waterproof floor. Our experts at Thompson’s Floor Covering in Porterville can show you both our water resistant and waterproof flooring options and help you make the right choice in flooring for your home.
What Makes Luxury Vinyl Waterproof?
Being aware of the difference between a waterproof floor and a water resistant floor can make an impact on your purchase in a positive way. No one wants to think their floors can handle moisture when in fact that is not what they are built for. Many luxury vinyl floors come in water resistant options, which is good for places such as your kitchen and entryway. Water resistant floors can repel moisture from the surface but the core will eventually soak up any moisture. Water resistant floors are a good option for spaces in your home that you clean often so they are not forgotten.
A waterproof floor is made to repel any type of moisture or water, protecting both the floor itself as well as your subfloor. Manufacturers use materials such as limestone dust and PVC composites in the flooring that do not absorb moisture to make luxury vinyl’s core. 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 waterproof.
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.
Our Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Selection
As part of our selection, we have Carpet One exclusive brands such as Invincible H2O. We also have styles from COREtec and Karndean.
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