Waterproof floors are trending hot these days. But unfortunately, our lives are just too hectic to add to the worry about spills, floods, and other water damage.

Luckily, there are a lot of options. Here are some considerations when you're shopping for these.

Understand the difference between waterproof and water-resistant

Many use the terms interchangeably, but some are entirely impervious to liquid. Nothing gets through, whether it's submerged or spilled on.

When a surface is impenetrable, it is made of waterproof materials, such as PVC vinyl. Therefore, no special coatings or other features are necessary for waterproof floors.

Water-resistant means the floors will repel liquid for a short time. Eventually, however, fluid breaks the barrier to soak and stain.

Consider the importance of cores

Cores provide stability, durability, moisture resistance/impenetrability, and the feeling underfoot. Unfortunately, once the core goes, the floor is damaged beyond repair.

Luxury vinyl: impenetrable and stylish

This has a traditional, waterproof core. It's affordable and stylish, with wood, stone, and tile images.

The floors have depth, dimension, and textures. The material is cut into planks (LVP) or square, tile-sized pieces (LVT).
This is one of the excellent waterproof flooring options.

What are WPC and SPC?

These are two technologically advanced cores that won't peel or ripple ever. So it doesn't matter how much water there is or how long it's been standing.

An advanced version of luxury vinyl (LVF) waterproof floors offers the highest moisture protection, with all the same style of LVF.

Expertise in floors for over 30 years

Abbey Carpet of Livermore is family-owned, and we're committed to helping you choose the right product. We know that shopping can seem overwhelming, whether you're shopping for waterproof flooring or another surface.

We have one of the largest inventories with names like Armstrong, Congoleum, COREtec, and more. Our showroom is in Livermore, CA. Visit us today, especially if you live or work in Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, San Ramon, or Danville.