Why Every Home Needs Waterproof Flooring

ProSource | 11/15/2018 | Expert Advice

So many areas of the home are prone to water mishaps – kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, mud rooms. Fortunately, today’s waterproof flooring options are wide-ranging and provide a living space with beauty, durability, and peace of mind.

Luxury Vinyl Tile
Vinyl tile has come a long way over the years. The reliable, easy-to-care for flooring that graced the majority of kitchens and bathrooms in the past has evolved into modern luxury vinyl tile. LVT looks like natural materials (hardwood, stone) yet holds up to wear, tear, and water like only vinyl can. It’s waterproof, pet-resistant, scuff-resistant, and super-easy to maintain.

Porcelain Tile
“I like using porcelain tile in spaces that require durable, waterproof surfaces,” says Tina Ramchandani, of Tina Ramchandi Creative (TRC). “I tend to use them in lower levels and basements because they don’t buckle like wood, and they are easy to clean!”

Ramchandi takes full advantage of the porcelain tile options that are available to her clients. “You can opt for a pattern or even a wood look,” she says, “to create a cozy, comfortable feel.” Porcelain tile is 100% waterproof and requires zero maintenance – numbers we can live with.

Waterproof Carpet

Waterproof carpet is not an oxymoron. Solid science has led to the development of carpet fibers that resist liquid spills and the havoc they wreak. But it’s the moisture barrier of the backing that seals the deal: spills won’t lead to mold, mildew, or odor.

Throughout the Home
Waterproof flooring is a must-have for families with children, homeowners with pets, those who entertain, and anyone who uses the bathroom. Waterproof flooring options make the day-to-day a little less stressful, are easy to maintain, easy to clean, and most come with warranties in place to back up their promise to perform.

Life shouldn’t be about keeping up with spills — it should be about living. Waterproof flooring options give the freedom to live life while keeping a beautiful home.

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