Reliable Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Not all luxury vinyl flooring is made to be waterproof. Many homeowners are misled when purchasing luxury vinyl flooring and install it in rooms where moisture can damage the floor over time. We have the experts at Dicks Carpet One Floor & Home in Diamond Springs to sell you the right products that you are looking for. Luxury vinyl isn’t the only option available; we also carry wood polymer composite flooring, also known as WPC. WPC flooring is considered waterproof because of its durable construction.
What Makes Waterproof Flooring
Luxury vinyl and WPC feature a similar core which is where they get their water resistant qualities. But, WPC flooring has a stronger core that provides exceptional dimensional stability to each plank and tile. With this core, WPC is waterproof, while regular luxury vinyl is water resistant. Manufacturers use materials like limestone dust and PVC composites in the flooring that do not absorb moisture. This results in your new floors not buckling, cracking, or warping due to moisture. You need to keep in mind though that just because the flooring itself is waterproof, that does not mean your subfloor is as well.
There is a major difference between waterproof floors and water resistant floors. Waterproof floors are made to combat water from their surface all the way to their backing. Water resistant flooring can only resist water from the surface, and it’ll eventually become absorbed if not taken care of. 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.