Yes, several flooring materials are waterproof. These tough and durable child- and pet-friendly materials are stain and abrasion-resistant, too. It's best to compare the unique characteristics of each material before making a purchase decision. Waterproof flooring options at Abbey Carpet of Livermore in California are numerous. We have a large selection of vinyl, laminate, stone, and ceramic flooring, and much more.

Luxury vinyl
Luxury vinyl waterproof floors can be installed anywhere in the home. The maintenance-free planks and tiles are an excellent alternative to the natural flooring materials they imitate. Luxury vinyl tolerates standing water. Flooring does not swell or warp when exposed to water. 

Laminate
Standard and waterproof laminate planks and tiles are available. Water must be removed from standard brands immediately to mitigate damage. Waterproof brands repel water for the amount of time specified by the manufacturer. Typically, water must be wiped up within one day.

Stone
Marble, slate, and granite are a few of the quarried stones used to create unique residential floors. Most stones are porous. Therefore, stone floors are only waterproof when they are sealed. This type of floor must be resealed periodically throughout its lifespan.

Ceramic
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are hardened in a high-temperature kiln. The former is made of coarse clay, while the latter is composed of fine kaolin clay. Ceramic is porous, which means that tiles are only waterproof when glazed. Denser and harder porcelain is inherently impervious. 

Family-owned Abbey Carpet of Livermore, established in 1958, offers the largest selection of floor coverings in the Livermore area. Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, San Ramon, and Danville are located in our service area. We provide services that include installation, complimentary in-home design consultations, and free in-home measuring and estimates. We invite you to visit our showroom in Livermore to begin your waterproof flooring upgrade.