Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Flooring
It is a common misconception that all luxury vinyl floors are waterproof. Many are made to be water resistant, which can impact your home greatly if you are not aware of the difference. We have the experts at Carpet One Floor & Home in New Bern, NC to sell you the right products that you are looking for. We offer a Carpet One exclusive brand, Invincible H2O, our 100% waterproof flooring option.
What Makes Luxury Vinyl Flooring Waterproof?
Water resistance is not the same as waterproof. Waterproof floors are made to combat water from their surface all the way to their backing. 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. Even though your flooring may be waterproof the subfloor underneath most likely is not unless you had a protective layer installed between the luxury vinyl floor and your subfloor.
Unlike hardwood flooring, luxury vinyl floors won’t buckle, crack, or warp due to being exposed to moisture. You also do not need to use special cleaner or refinish luxury vinyl floors. They are warmer and more forgiving underfoot than natural tile as well.
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.