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What is Waterproof Flooring?
Waterproof floors contain materials that are moisture-resistant, and they are commonly created as vinyl plank flooring. Waterproof flooring is so much more beneficial than non-waterproof, as extremely high or low levels of moisture can destroy the integrity of other flooring options (hardwood, carpet, stone, etc).
Most waterproof floors come in a wood-plastic composite or a stone-plastic composite. They install very similarly to laminate floors. These types of flooring are actually a subcategory luxury vinyl tile, which is a material that is used in many homes and businesses because of its durability and cost-effectiveness.
Why Should You Choose Waterproof Floors?
Moisture can come from a plethora of sources in the home. Spills, splashes, and leaks can lead to a significant amount of buildup before the problems are discovered. Even steam from showers and humidity from the summer heat can lead to excess moisture buildup.
High moisture can be incredibly disadvantageous to floor homes. Hardwood will warp and swell, and as it dries overtimes, it can deform its look. Moisture also attracts mold growth, which is the last thing you want in your home. Mold infestations can lead to several respiratory problems, and can be a nightmare to remove.
Waterproof floors resist water absorption, which means you won’t have to worry about moisture buildup.
Waterproof Flooring Is Easy to Maintain
Since they don’t soak in spills, the substances are repelled to the floor’s surface. So any spill is as easy to clean by just wiping it up. With carpet, tile, and hardwood floors, it is recommended to get yearly cleanings by professionals to ensure that your floors are clean and functionable. Waterproof vinyl flooring requires virtually zero upkeep, aside from regular sweeping and cleaning. It is also an incredibly durable composite, which can last upwards of 20 years with proper maintenance.
Waterproof flooring comes in so many style options, so you can seamlessly fit it into any design style! They work great in rooms with high moisture (kitchen and bathroom), but can be installed in practically any room of the house.
Where Can It Go?
Some floors are notorious for producing a hollow ‘tap, tap’ sound that can be irritating. Not WPC! Its rigid construction and dimensional thickness allow for much greater warmth underfoot.
One of WPC’s most sterling advantages comes from its versatility. Unlike laminate’s core board, WPC’s wood plastic core is dimensionally stable when exposed to moisture and temperature fluctuations. It’s 100% waterproof! WPC floors are an excellent way to break out of the ordinary options for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and other moisture-prone areas.
Do you have children, any pet or a busy household that sees plenty of foot traffic? Then you need a flooring material that will roll with the punches, stand up to the hard knocks, and come out swinging. WPC can do all of that and more! It’s highly resistant to impact, stains, scratching, and wear, designed to look beautiful and stay beautiful.
What are its advantages over laminate?
The big advantage for WPC over laminate is that it is waterproof and suitable for environments in which laminate shouldn’t usually be used—typically bathrooms and basements that have potential moisture infiltration. Besides, WPC products can be installed in large rooms without an expansion gap every 30 feet, which is a requirement for laminate floors. The vinyl wear layer of WPC provides cushion and comfort and also absorbs the impact sound to make it a quiet floor. WPC is also suitable for large open areas (basements and Main Street commercial areas) because it doesn’t need expansion moldings.