Columbia Professional Waterproof Flooring Installation
Waterproof flooring is an increasingly popular, low maintenance option. With true durability and reliable protection, waterproof flooring is often preferred by families, businesses and commercial spaces.
High activity areas prone to spills or moisture stay protected from water accumulation, preventing water damage, mold and mildew. Wood Plastic Composite flooring, Luxury Vinyl Plank and Luxury Vinyl Tile are among the most popular types of waterproof floors available.
Wood Plastic Composite Flooring (WPC)
When it comes to waterproof flooring that gives you more peace of mind than any other material, you can’t go wrong with a wood-plastic composite (WPC). What sets wood-plastic composite apart is its waterproof core. Once in place, the interlocking waterproof core is secured together to create a completely waterproof seal.
Wood-plastic composite flooring is not only resistant to water, the plank itself is also incredibly rigid and stable, meaning that you can even place it on top of less than perfect subfloors with great results. With many realistic wood options to choose from, any style or color is achievable.
Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) & Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
Waterproof vinyl flooring is a very popular choice for water-resistant floors as well. Vinyl flooring works well for rooms such as basements, kitchens, and bathrooms where there is a reasonable expectation of increased moisture or standing water. This style of flooring performs much the same way that traditional hardwood does, with the exception of being slightly softer.
Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) looks like real wood, but features far more protection than wood floors. Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) can come in many different style options such as: stone, tiles and patterns. A thick wear layer on top will keep waterproof vinyl floors looking nice and free of stains, scuffs and scratches.
Frequently Asked Questions About Waterproof Flooring & Floor Installation
Are waterproof floors difficult to clean and maintain?
Waterproof floors have no grime or dirt traps, making it exceptionally easy to clean. It can mimic the look of your favorite floors including wood and tile. We recommend using the manufacturer’s cleaning products to keep your floors looking their best.
Are water resistant floors susceptible to scratches or scuffs?
The top layer of water resistant flooring is called a wear layer. Any wear layer will help protect against high traffic wear, pets and furniture. The thicker the wear layer is, the better protection the flooring will have against scratches and scuffs. In the case of commercial use, a thicker wear layer is preferred. Thick wear layers are also standard for retail stores, offices, hotels and much more.
Which flooring protects best against stains in case of frequent spills?
When an area sees high spill activity, nothing can compare to wood plastic composite flooring. Not only does WPC add the most protection from water; since the material does not absorb water, spills can be easily wiped up. Although it may not be necessary, for especially staining liquids such as wine or coffee, a mild cleanser is recommended.