Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Many homeowners are misled when purchasing luxury vinyl flooring and are told it is entirely waterproof when it actually is not. When it is installed in rooms where moisture can damage the floor over time the warranty becomes voided. We have the experts at Carpet One Floor & Home in Asheville to sell you the right products that you are looking for. We offer a Carpet One exclusive brand, Invincible H2O, our very own 100% waterproof luxury vinyl floor.
What Makes Luxury Vinyl Flooring Waterproof?
Luxury vinyl’s core is where its waterproof qualities come from. Manufacturers use materials such as limestone dust and PVC composites in the flooring that do not absorb moisture. Luxury vinyl floors won’t buckle, crack, or warp due to being exposed to moisture. You should always keep in mind that just because the flooring itself is waterproof, that does not mean your subfloor is.
There are differences between waterproof floors and water resistant floors. Waterproof floors are made to combat water from their surface all the way to their backing. Water resistant flooring can resist water from the surface but it will eventually become absorbed if not taken care of. It is important to always clean up any water related spills or moisture as to prevent your subfloors from being damaged.
You can install waterproof and water resistant flooring in every room of your home. That means you can install luxury vinyl in rooms like your basement, mudroom, kitchen and even bathroom.