Is luxury vinyl flooring waterproof?
Yes, luxury vinyl (LVF) is 100% waterproof flooring, that being just one of the many benefits of this fantastic yet affordable product.
Waterproof vs. water-resistant
It's easy to get confused because many use these terms interchangeably, but that's incorrect. When something is waterproof, it is wholly made up of waterproof materials, such as vinyl, making the capability inherent. No need for any special coatings to help it! When something is water-resistant, it will repel liquid for a short time but, unless wiped immediately, it will break through the barrier and soak the core.
A style for any room
If you long for the look of wood such as the bath, this is your solution. However, you're not limited to wood because you can also get the look of marble, granite, slate, travertine, or other stones, as well as ceramic tile mimics. While it's an obvious choice for wet or leak-prone rooms, it's stylish enough for living rooms, dining spaces, bedrooms, and more.
With true-to-life images taken with high-definition photography and an assortment of textures and finishes, you'll wonder why you didn't come to visit us sooner when you are shopping for waterproof floors in Houston. We have an extensive inventory from manufacturers like Armstrong, Congoleum, Earthwerks, Marquis Industries, and more.
Other benefits include:
1. Durability: Five times thicker than original vinyl, this also comes with a robust top transparent melamine wear layer that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. True LVF should measure thickness from 8-mm to 12-mm; the thicker, the better. Wear layers are measured separately, with the beefiest being 20-mils.
2. Easy care: All these needs are regular sweeping and periodic mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner.
3. Uncomplicated installation: This is especially so when installed with the fast and easy floating floor technique. Installers love this because the pieces click together, mat, and then hover over the subfloor without nails or adhesives.
Carpet Giant opened its doors 45 years ago in Houston, TX. A family-owned and operated company, we have designers in our showroom who will happily show you the possibilities of waterproof flooring (and give you a free quote.) We service Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, The Woodlands, and Clear Lake, TX. Stop by our Houston, TX showroom today.