Sometimes called waterproof vinyl flooring, this is the most popular item on the market!. Everyone should have it no matter where they live because we all have those moments when the dishwasher floods, we spill a gallon of milk, or overturn a barrel of water when trying to change the cooler. This durable flooring has countless advantages from both aesthetic and functional points of view. Read further to see why it might be for you.

Waterproof vs. water-resistant

Sometimes people use the two words interchangeably, but that's not correct. One is constructed from 100% waterproof materials, making the capability inherent. It's usually impervious from bottom to top, meaning that it can be submerged or spilled on. Water-resistant flooring repels liquid, but there's always a chance that something will soak through, stain and peel.

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Thicker, more durable, with technologically advanced cores

This has the style of luxury vinyl but is engineered not to peel or ripple no matter how much water it's exposed to or for how long. We can thank two technologically advanced cores for this: WPC (wood plastic composite) or SPC (stone plastic composite), which provides the highest moisture protection level. The only difference between the two is the feeling underfoot. WPC is warmer and more resilient, while SPC has a firmer, more rigid feel like a hard surface. As for style, true-to-life images of wood, stone, and tile are available in a wide range of colors and patterns. Since the photographs are taken with 3D photography, they are vibrant and clear with micro beveling and embossing to add depth, dimension, and textured appearances such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed. The material can be cut into planks to mimic hardwood boards or groutable squares to echo stone and tile.

Is laminate waterproof?

It can be because there's a newer version with a construction that makes it waterproof from top to bottom, meaning that it can be spilled on but not submerged. This eliminates any concerns about seeping, staining, and peeling, making it appropriate for installation in any room in the house. Please note that the original, water-resistant version is still on the market, so be sure to specify if this is the one you want. Whether you're considering a residential or commercial project, you can be assured of a high-quality installation. We have the products, prices, and services to make your project a success. To learn more, visit the Showcase of Floors showroom in Pasadena, MD. Be sure to ask about both our shop at home option, as well as our free waterproof flooring quotes.