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Waterproof flooring FAQs

Waterproof floors are currently as trendy as they've ever been, and for many good reasons. They're stunning in appearance, offer incredible durability, and have excellent lifespans. And it only makes sense that, if you're researching these flooring lines, you'll have some questions.

Here are a few most frequently asked questions about waterproof and water-resistant flooring that might be important for your situation. If you don't find your answer here, please reach out to us at your convenience. We look forward to working with you on your flooring project.

What's the difference between waterproof and water-resistant floors?

The most significant difference between these two classifications is the amount of time available to you for cleaning up spills or messes. With water-resistant materials, you'll have up to 72 hours, based on the brand and core material available. Waterproof materials, however, are entirely impervious to any water damage at all.


What types of floor coverings offer waterproofing?

The most common materials that offer waterproofing include luxury vinyl planks and tiles, porcelain tiles, some all-natural stone, and laminate flooring. However, you can find waterproof floors in rubber, some carpet fibers, and others. If you're looking for a specific floor covering, and need this critical protection, be sure to let your associate know.

Why choose waterproof materials for my home?

Some areas require more protection than others, including basements, laundry rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. However, there's no assurance that water emergencies won't happen in other spaces too. The best protection against "what could happen" is a great floor covering impervious to water and liquid damage.

Are waterproof materials eco-friendly?

All-natural materials such as porcelain tile, stone, and rubber are entirely recyclable at the end of their lifespan. Many brands now offer a great variety of eco-friendly materials, so if this is important to you, make sure you mention it while browsing for flooring material. We'll make sure to match you with something that works for you.

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