Waterproof: Not Just for Tile Anymore
Aug 03, 2020
When you think waterproof flooring, you probably think tile. After all, you see it everywhere in bathrooms and kitchens. The savior of spilled milk and overflowing bathtubs. But these days, waterproof can mean more than tile. It can mean vinyl, laminate, hardwood, and even carpet. (Yes—we said carpet.)
1. Vinyl Locks Out Liquid
Durable, waterproof flooring that’s beautiful and affordable? Sounds like waterproof luxury vinyl. It comes in a variety of styles—and is an excellent selection for your bathrooms and mudrooms. Not only will it create a distinguished look in your home, but it’s not afraid of a little water. Maybe even more than a little.
2. Laminate Goes Waterproof
Beautiful hardwood without the hardwood? With the waterproof nature of vinyl? It’s actually possible. That’s where laminate comes in. Waterproof laminate is one of the newest most popular wood-look options, new advancements in laminate have evolved it into a waterproof option of flooring. Its beauty and uncanny ability to resist tough spills is quite the combination.
3. Hardwood Shields from Splashes
It’s a common truth that hardwood can’t handle spills and splashes. But waterproof hardwood is a leading advancement in hardwood being able to resist everyday splashes and spills. Technological advances in hardwood have introduced a waterproof core with a natural hardwood veneer, putting the myth, and your worries, to rest.
4. Carpet Grew Up
This isn’t the carpet of your childhood. Waterproof carpet is a thing now. What makes carpet waterproof? Well, the combination of resilient fiber technology along with a waterproof backing makes carpet a contender in the waterproof flooring market. And this plush, high-performance flooring is kid-proof and pet-proof, too, making it perfect for active families.
Whether you’re looking to keep Fido from dripping on the carpet or trying to preempt accidental juice spills, you can find the waterproof flooring you’re looking for at your local Flooring America. We have a wide selection of hardwood, luxury vinyl, laminate, carpet, and more to help shield your home from all that goes splish and splash.