Waterproof vs. water-resistant flooring
Laminate flooring can be examined to illustrate the difference between water-resistant and waterproof flooring. With standard laminate, water does not soak into the flooring to the subfloor. Instead, it pools on the surface, so it's easy to wipe up. As long as the water is cleaned up immediately, there is no damage to the flooring. On the other hand, waterproof laminate tolerates water for the amount of time specified by the manufacturer. Typically, it can be wet for about one day without sustaining damage. You can find a large selection of both types of flooring at Action Carpet & Floor Decor in Oceanside, California.
Multi-layer luxury vinyl planks and tiles with a wood-plastic composite (WPC) or a stone plastic composite (SPC) core are waterproof. WPC flooring is quite functional, but SPC flooring is superior. Luxury vinyl can be wet for long periods without sustaining damage. Shaw Floorte and Karastan LuxeCraft are two top-quality luxury vinyl brands.
Tile is available in many materials. Glass and porcelain are waterproof materials that work well on floors and walls in bathrooms and kitchens. Natural or quarried stones are usually porous, and therefore, stone floors must be sealed to be waterproof and then resealed periodically throughout their lifespan. Likewise, only glazed ceramic is waterproof.
Every category of flooring is available in water-resistant or water-repelling brands. Pet-friendly Mohawk SmartStrand carpeting is one of the brands designed to stand up to pet accidents and water. Even a floor that is constructed of unfinished hardwood resists water since it is sealed so well. Action Carpet & Floor Decor installs all types of flooring. We bring flooring and related services to San Diego, California, including Carlsbad, Vista, and San Marcos. To see your waterproof flooring options, visit our showroom in Oceanside, California.