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Waterproof flooring: peace of mind in every room

While some rooms, like the kitchen and bath, are a little more moisture-prone, the fact is that all rooms experience spills. It can be while eating in family or living rooms, when kids drop soggy towels while coming in from the pool, or when people track in wet shoes or snow-covered boots. Everyone, no matter where they live, needs waterproof flooring.

Waterproof or water-resistant?

To understand this flooring, it's necessary to clarify the difference between the two words since many use them interchangeably. When something is waterproof, the product is made of waterproof materials. It can be either spilled on or submerged, or both. Water resistance means that water is repelled and, although it can be impervious when a spill is wiped quickly, eventually moisture breaks through the barrier, seeps in, and soaks through to the core.

What is a WPC or SPC floor?

These floors are the latest version waterproof vinyl flooring, engineered to be thicker, more durable, and constructed with the technologically advanced wood plastic composite (WPC) of stone plastic composite (SPC) cores. These won't peel or ripple ever, no matter how much water there is or for how long. While they both offer the same high level of moisture protection, WPC is softer, warmer, and more resilient, and SPC is firm and rigid.

These floors all have the same style of LVF with true-to-life images inspired by nature: wood, stone, and tile, all in a variety of colors and patterns. Micro beveling and deep embossing add depth, dimension, and textured appearances, such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed. The material, which follows the latest trends, can be cut into long planks to mimic hardwood boards or square, groutable pieces to simulate stone and tile.


Waterproof laminate flooring: Now you can have it in every room in the house!

Laminate has long been a favorite for wood-look surfaces, but it wasn't suggested for installation in higher-than-normal moisture rooms like the bath until now. This flooring is constructed with materials such as the stable HDF (high-density fiberboard) core, making it completely spill-proof, eliminating any concerns about a soaking, stain, and peeling. Always be sure to specify which laminate version you want, as the original, water-resistant one is still actively marketed.

Think of Decorama Flooring Bowmanville as your one-stop flooring source with a large inventory and a range of services that include quality flooring installations, area rug binding, free estimates, and more. To learn about waterproof flooring or any of our other products, visit our showroom in: Bowmanville, ON, especially if you live in or near Bowmanville, ON, Toronto, ON, Peterborough, ON, Clarington, ON and Cobourg, ON. You’ll be glad you came in!