Why everyone loves waterproof flooring

Waterproof floors are trending these days because they offer both beauty and extreme functionality. There are two pretty new products: waterproof vinyl flooring, as well as a waterproof laminate flooring version that eliminates concerns about excess moisture absorbing and causing bubbling, warping, and staining. Please read further to see why you can benefit from these floors no matter where you live.

What does waterproof mean?

When something is entirely impervious to water, it means it was constructed with waterproof materials. In the case of vinyl, the material itself is impenetrable, and it's also built with the WPC (wood plastic composite) or SPC (stone plastic composite) cores. Technologically advanced, they won't peel or ripple no matter how much water it experiences or for how long. The vinyl is impenetrable from the bottom to top, meaning it can be submerged or spilled on. The laminate, which has a unique construction, is sealed from top to bottom, meaning it can be spilled on and quickly wiped dry with no absorption issues. It is always popular, laminate was once avoided for installation in kitchens, baths, and other wet spaces, but this version makes it possible to install in any room. Just be sure to indicate whether you want the waterproof or original version.

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Both offer true-to-life images of wood, stone, or tile, with that opulent, highly sought-after, fashionable look. We can thank modern technology for that, with images created from 3D photography, micro beveling, and embossing. The floors have depth, dimension, and textured appearances such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, or distressed. The materials can be cut into long planks to mimic hardwood or groutable squares for stone and tile looks.

Where can you install it?

The waterproof capability makes one automatically think of the kitchen, bath, laundry room, basement, or any higher-than-normal moisture areas. Both products, however, are so stylish they can look just as good in the living room, dining space, hallway, or bedroom. We do have those moments when we spill coffee, a glass of wine, or the kids come in from the pool to drop soggy towels on the floor of the room that opens to the backyard and pool.

Our 20,000-square-foot warehouse is full of high end flooring which we sell at wholesale prices. This includes waterproof flooring, hardwood, tile, carpet and more, as well as quality installations and free measuring. For information, visit Smitty's Carpet Connection at any of our two locations: Steubenville and Cadiz, OH, convenient to Steubenville, OH, Cadiz, OH, Weirton, WV, Wintersville, OH, Follansbee, WV, Alikanna, OH, Colliers, WV, Toronto, OH, Wellsburg, WV and Richmond, OH.