The Top Four Stylish Waterproof Floor Coverings


Waterproof flooring is quickly becoming one of the most popular trends in the flooring market, and for good reason. Waterproof floor coverings won’t become warped or damaged when exposed to water, making them an excellent choice for places like kitchens, bathrooms and basements. At Floor Coverings International, we understand that picking a floor isn’t just about functionality; it’s also about making your home look great. That’s why we’ve selected four of the most stylish waterproof floor coverings you can have installed in your home.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Luxury vinyl is of the most stylish waterproof floor coverings you can buy because of its design versatility. The surface layer of a luxury vinyl floor has a photographically-created image that can realistically imitate the look of natural materials. Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) can accurately mimic the look of stone tile, while luxury vinyl planks can achieve a hardwood look. The versatility of waterproof luxury vinyl makes it an excellent choice for anything from kitchen flooring to basement flooring.

Advantages of Luxury Vinyl

  • Durability 
  • Many design options
  • Simple maintenance
  • Affordability

Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) Vinyl Flooring

Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) Vinyl is a floating floor that, at first glance, is similar to a luxury vinyl floor. The top layers consist of a vinyl design layer and a protective layer, and the vinyl design layer is practically the same as a standard luxury vinyl floor. The primary difference between luxury vinyl and WPC vinyl lies underneath the design layer. A WPC board made from plastic, wood pulp and binders is glued underneath the vinyl layer. This makes the floor thicker and more rigid than luxury vinyl.

Advantages of WPC Vinyl

  • Realistic design layer
  • Cushioned underlayment
  • High level of durability 
  • Ability to be installed in places where luxury vinyl flooring can’t be glued down

Waterproof Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is generally not recommended for areas that often get wet. Standard laminate flooring can warp with water damage, which is why it isn’t often used for things like basement flooring. Waterproof laminate flooring solves this problem. It’s made entirely from a waterproof plastic material, meaning it isn’t vulnerable to water damage the way traditional laminate floors are. Even though it’s a plastic floor, its surface layer still delivers the same wood look customers often turn to laminate for.  

Advantages of Waterproof Laminate Flooring

  • Easy to clean
  • Achieves a genuine wood look
  • Affordable option
  • Does not require a vapor barrier for installation

Natural Stone Flooring

Few things can elevate a room the way a natural stone floor can. This high-end waterproof floor covering is as stylish as it is functional. While other materials can imitate the look of stone, many customers will insist there’s no substitute for the real thing. For those who are looking for an authentic natural material that works as a waterproof floor covering, natural stone is an excellent choice.

Advantages of Natural Stone

  • Achieves an elegant and classy look
  • Extreme durability
  • Radiates and retains heat 
  • Increases your home’s value

No matter which stylish waterproof floor covering you choose, Floor Coverings International is here to help. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call us today!

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