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What is waterproof flooring?

Waterproof flooring is, as the name implies, floors that are impervious to liquid, whether it comes from spills, splashes, or appliance floods. We all know about tile and luxury vinyl, but now two other products are taking the market by storm: waterproof vinyl flooring and waterproof laminate flooring. They're waterproof, durable, and highly stylish.

About waterproof vinyl flooring

This flooring is an even newer, more advanced version of luxury vinyl, engineered to be thicker, more durable, and offering the highest level of moisture protection. It has the same high-end design and characteristics of luxury vinyl, including images taken with 3D photography and floors with micro beveling and embossing.

There are depth, dimension, and textured features, including wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and embossed. The images all have a vibrancy and clarity and follow the trends. You can have gray floors for your farmhouse-style kitchen or a marble surface for your spa-atmosphere bath. If ceramic tile is your preference, you can mix and match chevron, herringbone, filigree, and encaustic-style patterns. For more realism, the materials can be cut into planks to mimic hardwood or groutable squares to simulate stone or tile.

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SPC and WPC flooring

This refers to the two technologically advanced cores used in the construction of waterproof vinyl. These cores won't peel or ripple, no matter how much water they're exposed to or for how long. Both WPC and SPC provide the same level of protection, but they feel different underfoot, with WPC being warmer and more resilient with SPC being more rigid. This vinyl is waterproof from bottom to top, meaning that it can be submerged or spilled on.

Waterproof laminate flooring

These floors have unique construction and features such as the HDF (high-density fiberboard) core that's more stable and able to repel liquid. This is waterproof from top to bottom, meaning that spills won't absorb, eliminating any concerns about staining and rippling. As a result, laminate floors are installed in any room, including the kitchen and bath. Since there are now two versions, be sure you specify if you want waterproof or original laminate.
Waterproof flooring in Newport, NC from Cheap Charlies Flooring

A word about the meaning of waterproof

Some people use that word interchangeably with water-resistant, but the two are different.Waterproof means the product is constructed of impervious materials and is either waterproof from bottom to top or top to bottom. Something can be highly water-resistant, meaning it repels, but there is still a chance that liquid will seep through to the core.

A family owned-and-operated business with decades of experience, Cheap Charlies Flooringbuys high quality products in bulk and then passes the discount on to you. To learn more about waterproof flooring, visit our showroom in Newport, NC if you live and work in or near Newport, NC, Jacksonville, NC, New Bern, NC, Atlantic Beach, NC, Emerald Isle, NC, Havelock, NC, Morehead City, NC, Beaufort, NC, Cape Carteret, NC or Swansboro, NC. Be sure to ask about your free waterproof flooring quote.