When it comes to choosing flooring for any room, there are many attributes to weigh in on before making a decision—style, color, and texture are often the first that come to mind. But it’s important not to get so focused on the aesthetic that you forget to consider functionality as well. When that new floor excitement fades away, you’ll want to be left with a flooring option that works for you and your family and holds up to life’s wear and tear. For some rooms in the house, waterproof or water-resistant flooring is a must. Take a look below at some of the advantages of installing waterproof flooring.
The benefits of waterproof flooring
Life’s messy, and often that mess is a wet one. Why not make dealing with life’s spills and stains a whole lot easier with waterproof or water-resistant flooring? The key to waterproof flooring is an encasement of moisture-resistant materials that repel water and stains, making cleanup easy. Think of waterproof flooring as your nonstick frying pan—one easy swipe or scrub and it looks good as new.
Protection from the elements
One of the best things about living in San Diego is that we all get to enjoy all that salty air and moisture that comes with living close to the coast. But that ocean air can wreak havoc on your floors, especially if you live within a few miles of the water. Waterproof flooring provides protection from mold and other potential damage caused by persistent exposure to moisture, saving your floors and your foundation.
Prevention of moisture buildup
For bathrooms and any other rooms that are constantly exposed to moisture, waterproof flooring is the only way to go. Waterproof flooring puts up a tough fight against steamy showers and splashy sinks, stops leaks, prevents the buildup of condensation, and protects you from costly water damage.
Types of waterproof flooring
Gone are the days when “waterproof” spelled “boring.” The range of options available today goes far beyond traditional laminate. You can find just about any type of waterproof flooring to capture the look and feel you’re going for, without sacrificing the protection you need:
Laminate flooring waterproof foundation stacked with a fiberboard core and covered with resin to protect the floor from wear and resist moisture—looks like wood or stone tile
Vinyl flooring is one of the most resilient and affordable flooring types, vinyl comes in a variety of styles and most often resembles tile patterns.
Porcelain flooring is a high quality, waterproof ceramic tile made of white or colored clay with a smooth finish—often used in bathrooms.
Wood-plastic composite Flooring
Wood-plastic composite: made out of wood and plastic—most often used outdoors for decks and patios.
With each flooring type listed above, you’ll find a range of styles to suit your aesthetic, and you’ll love the peace of mind that comes with the added benefits of easy cleanup and strong protection. Be sure to also check out our current specials on waterproof hybrid flooring. Visit our Express Floors To Go showroom on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard to see the variety of waterproof flooring options we have to offer.