Waterproof Flooring & Installation

Waterproof Flooring

While you might love the look of hardwood flooring or thick, soft carpet, there are certain rooms in your home where these options aren’t practical because they aren’t waterproof. After all, snow melts off boots, bathtubs may accidentally overflow, and dishwashers could end up leaking. And when water soaks into flooring that isn’t waterproof, it’s disastrous.  

 

Thankfully, there are several waterproof flooring products that can be used in just about any room in your home. New technologies have created flooring that’s ideal for active families and those who want to boost the value of their property. Plus, today’s waterproof flooring options are made to last, and they’re aesthetically pleasing, so they’ll fit in perfectly with any design scheme.

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What makes waterproof flooring such a great option for homeowners?

  • Waterproof flooring will give you peace of mind in high-traffic areas and high-moisture rooms. It can be a wonderful addition to your laundry room, basement, and bathroom, as a few examples.
  • This type of flooring is a great choice for families who have kids and pets. It will be resilient, durable, and easy to clean, even when spills and accidents happen.
  • Floors that are waterproof can help prevent mold and mildew. Therefore, this flooring can help keep your indoor environment healthier, and it can help add value to your abode, as it’s a desirable feature.
  • While hardwood can buckle and become water damaged, and carpet can stain and become moldy if water isn’t completely removed right away, waterproof floors will continue looking great if they properly handled after they have been exposed to a lot of moisture. We like to explain to our customers that we don’t like to “oversell” the waterproof nature of the flooring. In other words, if they have a major accident, such as a major plumbing leak, they will still need to pull up the floor, dry things out, and then re-install it. The point is, with this type of floor, homeowners actually can reinstall it - probably only once or twice, though, since they will damage some of the locking system when they pull up the floor. The other benefit is, when there is damage, the owner does not need to file an insurance claim and have their rates go up.
  • Waterproof floors come in a range of designs and styles, including myriad patterns and colors. You can even find waterproof floors that mimic the look of other flooring types, such as hardwood, stone, and tile. With so many options to choose from, our flooring specialists can help you make the right decision.

Waterproof Flooring Options

Waterproof floors are also referred to as multilayer flooring or rigid core flooring. Within this category are WPC (wood plastic composite vinyl flooring) and SPC (stone plastic composite rigid vinyl flooring).

Both WPC and SPC are types of engineered vinyl plank flooring, but what makes up their core layer is what differentiates them from one another. Also, WPC and SPC are an attractive alternative to luxury vinyl flooring. Because vinyl tends to be flexible, it ends up uneven when the subfloor isn’t perfect. On the other hand, these waterproof floors can be easy to install over most subfloors, and they won’t need as much preparation, even when installed over cracks in concrete subfloors.

WPC Flooring

  • WPC is 100% waterproof. It’s stable and rigid, yet comfortable under your feet. Plus, it’s stain, mold, and mildew resistant, and it’s easy to clean.
  • This is a composite material, and the majority of the WPC flooring products available will consist of calcium carbonate, wood flour, and thermoplastics
  • These floors are fairly thin, but still, provide you with a with noticeable cushioning. Plus, this flooring is great for sound insulation, as it will be quieter than other flooring types.
  • Active families love WPC floors because they’re resistant to stains, wear and tear, scratches, and impact. This flooring is made to continue looking like new for years to come, even in areas with a lot of foot traffic.
  • Unlike most laminate, WPC isn’t merely water resistant; it’s waterproof. This flooring is able to combine the best of laminate and vinyl flooring, and it has the added benefit of never swelling when exposed to water. You’ll even find WPC flooring options with names that include “engineered luxury vinyl plank” or “enhanced vinyl plank.”

SPC Flooring

  • Although it boasts similar features to WPC, SPC is newer in the world of 100% waterproof flooring.
  • This flooring may be more affordable than WPC, so it can be a good choice for those who are on a tighter budget.
  • Unlike WPC, SPC is constructed with a solid polymer core. This can provide its own set of benefits, including extra stability and durability, because it’s harder and more dense. denser.
  • In terms of resilience, rigid SPC floors are resistant to damage from heavy weight and impact. SPC is also resistant to dents, buckling, scratches, and stains. These features make it a smart choice for busy families and those with children and pets.
  • Compared to WPC floors, SPC features planks that are less thick. Therefore, SPC tends to be less cushioned, and SPC may not have the same amount of insulation to maintain warmer and quieter floors as well as WPC would.
  • You can install SPC flooring in any area of your home where temperature fluctuations and moisture exposure are an issue. The dense core makes it resistant to expansion and contraction.

Waterproof Flooring Installation

Thanks to their rigid structure, waterproof floors can be set into place with what’s known as a floating installation, in which the tiles or planks lock together without adhering to a subfloor.

At Denver Carpet & Flooring, our experts can help you pick out the perfect waterproof flooring, as well as install it for you so that you don’t have to worry about a thing.

We’re committed to providing high-quality flooring products, fast installation, and competitive prices. Our flooring specialists will review your design preferences, functional needs, and current flooring type, and then we’ll advise you on the best-fit waterproof floor installation.

Contact us or schedule a free estimate today. Don’t forget to ask about our shop-at-home experience, which provides an added level of convenience to help ensure you’ll choose the perfect flooring that matches your needs, and your décor, best.