When we hear the phrase waterproof flooring, we automatically think of very wet places like the kitchen and bath, but the fact is that any room can be just as prone to spills, leaks, and tracked-in moisture. For example, it's not unusual to snack or eat meals in the living room, drinking coffee in the bedroom while getting ready to start the day, or tracking in moisture at entryways.
These days, all waterproof flooring options are so stylish that they look just as good in the living room or hallway as they do in any other space, so when shopping for waterproof floors in Houston, be sure to come into Carpet Giant.
What does waterproof mean?
It means that a product is entirely impervious to liquid. There is no soaking, staining, peeling, or rippling, whether it's submerged or spilled on. It's not the same as water-resistant, where spills need to be wiped immediately or will break through the barrier to soak and stain.
What is waterproof (vinyl) flooring?
Think of this as amped-up luxury vinyl (LVF). It's even thicker and more durable and comes with the technologically advanced WPC (wood plastic composite) or SPC (stone plastic composite) cores that never peel or ripple, no matter how much water there is or for how long.
Since it's a version of LVF, you can count on the same vivid and realistic looks of wood, stone, tile, micro beveling, textured looks, and various finishes. Just like LVF, it can be cut into planks or groutable squares.
Other options include:
- Tile: This time-honored building material has been used for decades, dating back to the 4th century BC!
- Luxury vinyl: Impenetrable whether it’s submerged or spilled on, this is affordable and stylish enough for any room in the house. A version of this, called Stone Core LVP, is semi-rigid and is constructed with SPC.
- Waterproof vinyl: This has long been considered an affordable, terrific alternative to hardwood but had some limitations in installation because of the inclusion of wood byproducts in its construction. A new, additional version has a non-wood construction, making it spill-proof and ideal for any room, including kitchens, baths, and laundry areas.
When shopping for waterproof floors (or any other flooring product), consider Carpet Giant your one-stop source. Our showroom is in Houston, TX, and we'll help you turn your visualization into reality for your Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, The Woodlands, or Clear Lake home. Be sure to ask about our free quotes.