What are the best waterproof floors for the kitchen?
Hands down, the answer would have to be any version of vinyl because it’s not only stylish, but it’s also a waterproof flooring that comes with many other benefits. Whatever version you choose, you'll be guaranteed an affordable floor with style, function, low maintenance, and an uncomplicated installation.
Let’s break it all down and, as always, feel free to come into our showroom when you are shopping for waterproof floors in Houston.
Sheet vinyl: the original product
Sheet vinyl images are all taken with high-definition photography, so you'll see vibrant, accurate, and colorful patterns, including wood, stone, tile, geometrics, chevrons, herringbones, florals, faunas, or more.
The sheets come in widths of six, 12, or sometimes even 13 inches. Many prefer this waterproof flooring for ultra wet and steamy rooms like the bath because the lack of seams means water can't seep through.
Luxury vinyl: the next generation
Five times thicker than the original product, this waterproof floor is multi-layered with a top, transparent, melamine wear layer that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. Be sure it's luxury vinyl (LVF) that measures between 8-mm and 12-mm in thickness with a separate wear layer.
Unlike sheets, this flooring can be cut into long planks (LVP) or square, tile-sized pieces (LVT flooring) that can be used with or without grout. Many tell us the extra seams add to the realism and come with various textures and finishes.
About SPC and WPC
These cores are technologically advanced, and they won't peel or ripple no matter how much water there is or for how long. In addition, stone plastic composite (SPC) and wood-plastic composite (WPC) cores come with waterproof flooring surfaces, an engineered version of LVF. They are thicker, more durable, and offer the highest level of waterproof protection.
Carpet Giant is a well-established family-owned company who, for over 40 years, has been supplying the area with quality products and craftsman-like installations. Come into our Houston, TX showroom to explore our inventory and get a free quote for your waterproof flooring upgrade. We service Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, The Woodlands, and Clear Lake, TX.