Waterproof Flooring Options
Now more than ever, you’ll find waterproof flooring on most homeowner wish lists. Water and most flooring do not go well together. Water is known to cause hardwood to warp and buckle, and no one like a soggy carpet. National Carpet One Floor & Home in Forrest City is the place to go when you are looking for a waterproof floor. Waterproof flooring is the best for homes with pets, and is best for rooms like kitchens, bathrooms and mudrooms.
Waterproof flooring is not the same as water resistant. A waterproof floor has a core or backing that is made from materials that are not absorbent. Although the floor itself might be waterproof, always be aware that your subfloor more than likely is not and that you still need to clean up spills as soon as possible.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
While most luxury vinyl floors are water resistant, there are entirely waterproof options you can choose from. What makes luxury vinyl waterproof is its core, which contains materials such PVC and limestone to prevent water soaking through its core to the subfloor. Now you can have beautiful wood look flooring in places like kitchens and bathrooms without the worry.
Tile is a naturally waterproof flooring option. Although some are denser than others, most tiles will not absorb moisture. Tile has been the go-to flooring option for kitchens and bathrooms alike. Not only is it waterproof but it is also heat resistant. You can install tile on both floors and walls, and they are typically sealed with waterproof grout.
Carpet One has developed a carpet that is 100% waterproof, meaning spills and stains will not soak through to your subfloor. Check out Tigressa H2O. The backing keeps water from reaching the subfloor, creating less of a mess and no problems later on down the road.
To learn even more about having waterproof flooring in your home, be sure to visit our showroom and speak with one of our flooring professionals.