It is a common misconception that all luxury vinyl floors are waterproof. Many luxury vinyl options come in water resistant options, but not all are made to be entirely waterproof. We can help you when it comes down to buying a waterproof floor, by guiding you in the right direction and helping you learn the differences between water resistant and waterproof flooring. Our experts at Accent Carpet One Floor & Home are professionally trained and know the right questions to ask when it comes to determining if you need a waterproof floor in your home.
We have locations in Tracy, Lodi, and Manteca.
It is not a pretty sight when you think your floors are waterproof and they turn out not to be. We can help show you the difference between a waterproof floor and a water resistant floor, which can make an impact on your purchase in a positive way. A water resistant luxury vinyl floor means the floors can repel moisture from the surface but the core will eventually soak up any moisture. Water resistant floors are a good option for spaces in your home that you clean often so they are not forgotten.
A waterproof floor forms a barrier between moisture and your subfloor. A waterproof floor resists moisture from the surface all the way through to the core. Manufacturers use materials such as limestone dust and PVC composites in the flooring that do not absorb moisture to make luxury vinyl’s core. This waterproof core means your floors will not expand or warp due to moisture. You should always keep in mind that just because the flooring itself is waterproof, that does not mean your subfloor is waterproof.
You can install waterproof flooring in virtually any room of your home. That means you can install luxury vinyl in rooms like your basement, mudroom, kitchen and even bathroom. Waterproof luxury vinyl is made to look and feel just like real hardwood or stone, so you do not have to sacrifice function for style.
We carry several different popular name brand waterproof luxury vinyl floors in our showroom, including Invincible H2O, Invincible XT, COREtec, Armstrong Luxe, Tarkett, and Waterproof for Living.
Invincible H2O, which is a Carpet One exclusive brand, features a waterproof core. It is considered kid- and pet-friendly.
Invincible XT is one of our newest Carpet One exclusives. It is considered a rigid core luxury vinyl floor, so it offers exceptional strength and stability.
COREtec is considered the original waterproof luxury vinyl flooring option, and it certainly remains one of the most popular.
If you're looking for a durable alternative to hardwood and laminate, be sure to consider Armstrong Luxe vinyl plank flooring.
Tarkett LVT has a waterproof construction, so it can be installed pretty much anywhere in the home.
Waterproof for Living
Waterproof for Living luxury vinyl flooring combines real wood looks with premium performance.
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