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You might be tempted to think that water “resistant” is the same thing as waterproof. They are, in fact, very similar. However, water resistance is just that; resistance to water. Spilling something on a floor that is resistant to water is fine, so long as it is quickly cleaned up. If left to sit, it will eventually soak into the flooring.

Waterproof flooring, on the other hand, does not soak up water after any length of time. This can be absolutely crucial, especially if hardwood flooring is present. If wood absorbs water, it will soon become swollen, cracked and need replacing.

The Makeup of Waterproof Flooring

Also known as WPC, or wood plastic composite, waterproof flooring is actually a vinyl plank. Unlike other vinyl flooring however, WPC is completely waterproof, thanks to the special core at the center. With this flooring, you can cover just about any floor in your home.

Homeowners who find this flooring most alluring are those who enjoy the look of hardwood, but don’t want the hassle of continuous maintenance. It’s also great for using in the bathroom, laundry room and even the basement. All of these factors also make it a great choice for businesses and commercial use.

Important Layers of Waterproof Flooring

The layers of waterproof flooring are what hold the secret to their abilities. The backing is made of cork or foam, so there’s no need for a different type of underlayment. Cork is also naturally resistant to mildew and mold, so there’s no worry whatsoever.

The next layer, or the core structure, is the waterproof layer. It is constructed of high- density material and will neither expand nor contract. Above this is the luxury vinyl layer that easily resists light abuse, making WPC durable and resilient.

Finally, you have the top layer, which is a wear layer. It helps to prevent against untimely wear, has an excellent ability to resist staining, and is very easy to clean.

Waterproof Flooring Mimics Realistic Materials

Just as with other luxury vinyl, waterproof flooring is available in designs that look just like stone and wood. Of course, other flooring options give you this look as well, but at a price. Tile, for example, is very dense and hard. For this reason, it’s not good to stand on for long periods. That’s no problem with WPC waterproof flooring.

If you still have questions about waterproof flooring, there’s no time like the present to check it out for yourself. Visit Carpet & Wood Floor Liquidators at either of our showrooms, in Forest Hill, MD or Linthicum Heights, MD, for all your waterproof flooring needs.

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