No. True waterproof floors are impenetrable to liquid and made from entirely waterproof materials with no special coatings to help them along; they can also be either submerged or spilled. Water-resistant floors need to be wiped before it breaks the barrier and soak the core. We think it's essential to understand the difference so you know what you are getting.

Why everyone needs waterproof flooring

We all have those moments when we drop a gallon of milk or overturn a full glass. Our lifestyles are such that we no longer eat and drink only in the kitchen, but often in front of the television, family, living room, or even the bedroom.

Often called "waterproof vinyl flooring," an amped-up version of luxury vinyl (LVF) engineered thicker and more durable. It's also constructed with the WPC (wood plastic composite) or SPC (stone plastic composite) cores which won't peel or ripple ever, no matter how much water there is or for how long. This offers the highest level of moisture protection, and you can leave your home for weeks or months with peace of mind.

This has all the style of original LVF, with realistic images of wood, stone, and tile taken with high definition photography and with micro beveling and embossing to add depth, dimension, and textured looks. Like luxury vinyl, it can be cut into planks or square tile-sized pieces.

Other waterproof flooring options include:

1. Tile: This is stylish, sophisticated, durable, and lasts up to 50 years or more when taken care of properly. Both porcelain and ceramic come in countless colors, designs, shapes, and sizes.

2. Luxury vinyl: It's waterproof, so it's great for the kitchen and bath but stylish enough for any room. It can be cut into planks or square tile-sized pieces. It can be cut into planks or square tile-sized pieces.

3. Waterproof laminate flooring: Constructed without wood, this is spill-proof, eliminating concerns about soaking and staining.

Our complimentary in-home design consultation will show you how you can transform your home with waterproof flooring. Come into the Abbey Carpet of Livermore showroom in Livermore, CA., serving Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, San Ramon, and Danville. Be sure to ask about our free quotes.