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Finding The Right Waterproof Flooring

Need waterproof flooring? Here’s what to look for and what to avoid.

Waterproof FloorThe benefits of waterproof flooring are pretty straightforward. It can stay strong through major spills, leaks, and flooding. Floods are always a salient threat, whether it’s because of massive storms or just because our areas are not equipped with efficient draining systems. Likewise, no matter who we are or where we live, we all love flooring that can retain its quality after major spills or leaks in the house.


If there is a flood, then the basement usually gets hit the hardest. That’s why the best basement flooring options are waterproof. Many homeowners like to go with an easy option and order rubber flooring for basements. But there are plenty of other, fantastic waterproof flooring options for the basement, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, and virtually any room in your house. In addition, there are some flooring options that you should avoid if you’re looking for a material that’s water-resistant.  


So which flooring options are the worst? And which ones are the best?


Let’s start with the bad news first…

The Least Waterproof Flooring Options

Some of the worst flooring options for water-resistance include:

  • Carpet: This one is fairly obvious, but it’s still worth mentioning. If you’ve ever spilled liquid on a carpet, you are well aware of the fact that carpet and water don’t do well together. Carpet, in itself, is a fantastic flooring option for many reasons, but if you’re looking for something that’s waterproof, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
  • Hardwood: Water and wood don’t mix well. As a result, hardwood flooring can sustain severe water damage. This is, admittedly, one of the few downsides of hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring is easy to clean, elegant and sturdy. But water is its kryptonite. If you’re concerned about water damage, then hardwood flooring may not be the best option for you.

The Most Water-Resistant Flooring Options

If you’re looking for great, waterproof flooring, then these materials should be at the top of your list:

  • Vinyl: Most vinyl floors are water-resistant. And with the latest innovation, know as luxury vinyl, your vinyl floors can successfully imitate the exquisite look of hardwood floors while remaining waterproof. Vinyl floors also bring other benefits to the table, such as sturdiness and easy maintenance.
  • Tile: When it comes to waterproof floors, you cannot go wrong with tile. It’s the most water-resistant flooring option out there. Tile rarely needs to be replaced due to damage, as it can stay strong after contact with all kinds of things, whether they are solid or liquid. To top it all off, tile also looks and feels fantastic.

Your Source For Waterproof Flooring

At Floor Coverings International, we provide a wide range of high-quality quality flooring options. If you need waterproof flooring, then we will send a representative to your home with multiple samples of the best waterproof options, like vinyl and tile, to find the right fit. All you need to do is give us a call, and we’ll provide you with our free, in-home consultation.


For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call us today!

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