Waterproof Flooring – The Options and the Benefits
Sometimes, it isn’t enough to just have attractive flooring installed, especially when you’re updating rooms that are likely to be exposed to a lot of moisture, like your bathrooms, kitchen, basement, and mudroom. In those rooms, great looking waterproof flooring is necessary if you really want peace of mind.
At Denver Carpet & Flooring, you can find the right waterproof flooring to suit your style preferences and functional needs. Two of the most popular products are discussed below, but you can contact us or visit our showroom to learn more about these high-quality options.
Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) Vinyl: An Extraordinary Flooring Product
Right off the bat, we want you to know that WPC flooring (and the SPC flooring discussed below) is completely waterproof. Not just water-resistant; waterproof! That’s major.
Put simply, this is a type of engineered vinyl plank flooring. But here’s the thing: unlike vinyl, which is usually flexible and, therefore, sometimes uneven if the subfloor isn’t just right, this flooring can work on a range of subfloors and will look fabulous once installed.
Most of the WPC flooring products available are made of thermoplastics combined with wood flour and calcium carbonate. The end result is a material that is strong, stable, easy to maintain, and resistant to mildew, mold, scratches, and stains (perfect for families with pets).
Even when it’s exposed to water, this flooring won’t swell. And, if you’re looking for a waterproof floor that will also provide some level of cushioning and sound insulation (perfect for homes with kids!), it’s worth considering WPC.
Stone Plastic Composite (SPC) Rigid Vinyl: More Affordable, and Just as Amazing
Also known as SPC, this is another type of engineered vinyl plank flooring, and it shares all of the same benefits that WPC provides. But this is a newer option, and it’s typically more affordable when compared to WPC.
There are some features that differentiate this particular flooring from the many other products available. First off, it’s made with a solid polymer core, so it’s really dense, stable, and durable. However, this flooring’s planks aren’t as thick as WPC, so it isn’t as cushioned and insulated.
Once installed, you can enjoy a host of benefits from this flooring. It is able to withstand heavy impacts, so you can rest assured that it won’t easily be dented. And, for families with children and pets, SPC can be a smart choice because it’s resistant to scratches and stains. Always a plus!
Concerned about fluctuations in temperature affecting your floors? Well, you might feel more at ease with SPC flooring, as it’s even resistant to contraction and expansion. And, of course, the same holds true when the floor is exposed to water.
Waterproof Floors Do Exist!
If you thought that the best you could get was merely water-resistant flooring, think again. At Denver Carpet & Flooring, you’ll find both WPC and SPC flooring, and our experts can guide you towards the one that’s best for your home and your budget.
Consider our free in-home consultation to check out how these floors will look in your space, and then let us take care of the installation process so you can enjoy your waterproof floors for years to come, without having to worry so much about water damage like you would with other flooring.