Waterproof Luxury Vinyl
It is a common misconception that all luxury vinyl flooring is waterproof. Typically luxury vinyl comes in water resistant options, but not all are made to be entirely waterproof. We are here to give you the best advice when it comes to buying a waterproof floor, by guiding you in the right directing and helping you learn the differences between water resistant and waterproof flooring. Our experts at K&Y Carpet One Floor & Home in Melbourne, FL will ask you the right questions to determine the best type of flooring for your home.
What makes Luxury Vinyl Waterproof?
It is never a fun experience finding out the hard way that your floors are not waterproof. We make sure that when you stop by our showroom, you can leave knowing the difference between waterproof and water resistant flooring. A water resistant luxury vinyl floor means the floors can repel moisture from the surface but the core will eventually soak up any moisture. Install water resistant luxury vinyl in places around your home you are in often so they are not forgotten about.
Waterproof flooring creates a moisture repelling barrier between your floor and subfloor. A waterproof floor resists moisture from the surface all the way through to the core. Materials such as limestone dust and PVC composites that do not absorb moisture and are used in the core to make luxury vinyl’s waterproof. This waterproof core means your floors will not expand or warp due to moisture. You should always keep in mind that just because the flooring itself is waterproof, that does not mean your subfloor is.
Where can you Install Waterproof Flooring
Waterproof luxury vinyl can be installed anywhere in your home. It is the perfect option for kitchens, bathrooms, basements and even laundry rooms. Waterproof luxury vinyl is made to look and feel just like real hardwood or stone, so you do not have to sacrifice function for style. Luxury vinyl features such authentic looks that you can also install them in bedrooms and living rooms and your guests will never know the difference.