Is Luxury Vinyl Flooring Waterproof?
There is a common misconception that all luxury vinyl is made to be water proof. As much as we would love for that to be true, it just is not. We have a solution for you though at Foote Bros Carpet One Floor & Home, because we made sure to carry luxury vinyl brands that are waterproof. Waterproof flooring is not just limited to luxury vinyl, we also carry wood polymer composite flooring as well.
Waterproof Flooring Construction
Luxury vinyl and WCP gets their waterproof qualities from their core. When manufactures make waterproof flooring they use materials that do not absorb moisture like limestone dust and PVC composite. Homeowners need to understand though, that just because the flooring itself is waterproof, that does not mean your subfloor is.
Are all Luxury Vinyl Floors Waterproof?
You also need to be aware that there is a difference between waterproof floors and water resistant floors. Waterproof floors are made to withstand water from their surface all the way to their backing. Water resistant flooring can only withstand water from the surface, and it’ll eventually become absorbed if not taken care of. Going back to your subfloor not being waterproof, it is always important to clean up any water related spills or moisture as to prevent your subfloors from being damaged.
You can install waterproof and water resistant flooring in every room of your home. That means you can install luxury vinyl and WPC in rooms like your basement, mudroom, kitchen and even bathroom.
To learn more about waterproof luxury vinyl flooring, contact Foote Bros. Carpet One or visit our showrooms in Gadsden and Anniston, AL.