Can you tell us about the hottest product in the flooring market? Currently, it’s waterproof flooring! Now, you don’t have to worry about the accidental “Splash” here and there. Because, dear, you can now reap into the benefits of waterproof flooring.
Have you ever noticed that warping that happens to laminate flooring when meet moisture? Have you ever split something on the floor and immediately regretted it? You’re in luck, Hardwood Giant offers a wide range of choices in waterproof and water-resistant flooring. Now, you don’t have to sacrifice the stylish look of solid wood.
What’s the difference between water-resistant or waterproof flooring?
Often, you would notice that brands interchange the terms “water-resistant flooring” and “waterproof flooring” in their daily communication. However, there is a difference between both products. Ideally, water-resistant floors can resist moisture to an extent. But waterproof flooring will have a cent per cent protection from moisture. It’s completely resistant to moisture!
In other words, a water-resistant floor might have some component — such as a fiber base — that can be damaged and warped by water or other liquids, especially if the floor is left wet. Conversely, a waterproof floor is made entirely of waterproof components, such as plastic, that can’t be damaged by water or other liquids.
Waterproof or water-resistant flooring is made with an additional barrier which repels moisture. Whenever you pour water on it, the water will bead into droplet form and you can quickly wipe it away with a mop or towel. If you have waterproof flooring, then you can even let the floor stay wet.
Hardwood Giant offers you the option of not only picking from luxury flooring, hardwood flooring but also trendsetting waterproof vinyl floors.
What is waterproof vinyl flooring?
WPC vinyl or simply Wood Plastic Composite vinyl is the newest thing to arrive in the flooring market. In the last decade, vinyl has transformed into a “super floor”, which will stand against duress. WPC gives you rich and expensive wood appearance. And functionally, it does have it all- extreme durability, different colors/textures and resistance to daily scuff.
Vinyl flooring from Hardwood Giant is specially treated to be stain and dent resistant. It will easily stand up to high traffic.
Pros and Cons of vinyl flooring
Let’s talk about the advantages of vinyl flooring.
- A waterproof vinyl flooring is low maintenance and affordable
- It’s resistant to dents, scuffs and stains
- Vinyl flooring feels more comfortable than hardwood flooring
- Vinyl flooring does come in a wide array of patterns, including luxury wood veneer
- Vinyl flooring gives the look of solid wood at a fraction of the price.
- Vinyl flooring can easily be applied on subfloors, including tile and laminate.
We should also consider the below-mentioned cons of vinyl flooring before decision-making.
- Vinyl flooring can be vulnerable to tears and dents (bottles, cans or knives)
- Vinyl flooring may lose its color if exposed to sunlight
- Vinyl flooring isn’t the eco-friendly option
- Vinyl flooring is difficult to remove once glued down.
Engineered vs vinyl for waterproofing
Engineered flooring is more water-resistant because it’s base sturdier and made of plywood. But any engineered wood couldn’t stand up long-lasting period of standing moisture. The engineered floor will fall short of compared to any vinyl flooring when it comes to protection from moisture.
The entire layer of any vinyl floor is waterproof, including the core, making it an obvious choice over an engineered or laminate flooring.
Best waterproof floors
Waterproof laminate flooring
Laminate flooring is resistant to water because it is made of a resin compound. This composite is placed on a wooden chip base, then fixed for sturdiness. Because of this compound, theoretically laminate flooring is water-resistant, but not waterproof. If water is left for a longer period will seep into and war the base.
Luxury vinyl flooring
Usually, it comes in long plank strips, and the lock and fold system makes it resistant against water. However, a luxury vinyl fair less than a sheet vinyl because sometimes water escapes through the seams between planks, particularly in the case of a bad installation.
When it comes to selecting the best waterproof or water-resistant flooring for your home, the best thing to do is research. Otherwise, reach out to flooring experts to sort it out for you. If you live in GTA, be sure to visit Hardwood Giant store in your area and fulfill your flooring requisites.