Waterproof flooring is in high demand this year. It just makes sense! This flooring is by far the most indestructible with scratch, stain and water resistance.
It used to be that if you wanted waterproof floors, tile was your only great option. But even then, you may occasionally get cracks in the grout or tile from too much water. Now, you can choose from waterproof vinyl, waterproof laminate, waterproof engineered hardwood, and even waterproof carpet so the bowl of cereal that spilled won’t stand a chance against this floor!
Waterproof vinyl flooring: Over the past several years, there has been a huge surge in waterproof vinyl with WPC (wood plastic composite) cores that are 100% waterproof. Now there’s a new waterproof vinyl called rigid core vinyl, with an SPC core. SPC, also known as stone plastic composite, provides a durable, rigid core and complete water resistance.
Waterproof laminate flooring: Standard laminate can warp and bubble with too much moisture, but water-resistant laminate is a different story. Waterproof laminate flooring is still up-and-coming, so it’s rare and can be hard to find. However, when you do find it, you’ll enjoy DIY-friendly laminate flooring that is 100% waterproof. This means you can install it in kitchens, bathrooms, basements and more.
Waterproof engineered hardwood: Engineered hardwood is built with a real wood veneer and an artificial base. Recently, manufacturers have developed engineered hardwood with a 100% waterproof SPC core. Finally, you can showcase the beauty of natural wood in high moisture areas.
Waterproof carpet: Fully waterproof indoor broadloom carpet is now a reality. Waterproof fiber coatings and protective carpet backings help to make carpets 100% waterproof. These carpets won’t soak up the water and stain or get moldy. Instead, you can easily clean up any liquids in seconds without them soaking in for the long haul. For those that love carpet, this is a huge win.
Will the waterproof flooring trend last for years to come?
Of course! Waterproof flooring is the biggest game changer, and it shows no signs of stopping. Why would it? Everyone wants a beautiful, low-maintenance floor that resists water damage and staining.