Waterproof flooring is essential for rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens, and is a great option for homeowners with pets or children. Come to Flooring Galaxy, servicing Brentwood and the surrounding areas, to browse through our selection of over 700 types of waterproof floors for style to match your taste and function to keep it stain-free.
Types of Waterproof Flooring
Luxury and standard vinyl are great options for 100% waterproof flooring. They were designed to withstand moisture and stains from the get-go, so you can expect exceptional resistance when it comes to liquids.
This type of flooring varies in price and style, but not in its waterproofing ability. Standard vinyl is cheaper and thinner, while luxury is much thicker and more convincingly mimics wood or tile. Price and style are the other features you need to keep in mind when shopping through vinyl waterproof flooring, because they all come with 0% absorbency and stain resistance.
Porcelain is a type of waterproof flooring made of clay, which is one of the eco-friendliest options you can find. It’s similar to ceramic tiles with overlapping styles, but it is much better at resisting water absorbency. Porcelain is most often found in bathrooms because it is slick and smooth. This makes it easy to mop and sweep, but most likely not the best material for rooms with heavy traffic.
Purpose for Waterproof Flooring
Children are one of the main reasons for homeowners to choose waterproof flooring. Spills are expected when raising children of any age, so an easy-to-clean floor eases some of the stress of the constant cleanup. Waterproof flooring also won’t absorb or harbor bacteria, so it’s not only cleaner for crawling babies but healthier for everyone.
Pets are also lovable, messy creatures that benefit from a waterproof floor. Water bowls, wet paw prints, and drool easily get trapped in carpets. Avoid the mess with a floor that you can mop, sweep, and wipe clean in minutes.
Styles of Waterproof Flooring
Hardwood is a common choice for a waterproof flooring pattern. Vinyl comes in wood patterns that can mimic essentially any type of wood at a fraction of the cost. You can also choose your “stain” or color, giving you seemingly endless options. Standard vinyl gives you a flat, thin surface at the lowest cost. Luxury vinyl gives you a much thicker floor that can mimic the curves and divots found in real hardwood. Both types offer various wood grains and colors.
Tile is achievable with both porcelain and vinyl, with vinyl offering many more options albeit less eco-friendly. Tile can refer to stone, marble, or clay. Today’s vinyl tiles are convincing in marble or stone appearance, so if that’s your style then you’ve found your waterproof match.
Get in touch with the experts at Flooring Galaxy for a consultation or assistance with finding the perfect waterproof flooring for your home. There are hundreds of options to choose from, let’s help you narrow it down.