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.
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.
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.
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.