If you’re in the market for new floors, you’re probably looking for most advantageous ones for your homes. While you want something that is comfortable and stylish, you should also consider the functionality and maintenance of the flooring before you invest in a new one. Floors go through the most wear-and-tear in a home, so you should make sure to choose the highest-quality and easiest-to-maintain-flooring. And that is waterproof floors.
What Is Waterproof Flooring?
Waterproof floors contain materials that are moisture-resistant, and they are commonly created as vinyl plank flooring. Waterproof flooring is so much more beneficial than non-waterproof, as extremely high or low levels of moisture can destroy the integrity of other flooring options (hardwood, carpet, stone, etc).
Most waterproof floors come in a wood-plastic composite or a stone-plastic composite. They install very similarly to laminate floors. These types of flooring are actually a subcategory luxury vinyl tile, which is a material that is used in many homes and businesses because of its durability and cost-effectiveness.
Moisture can come from a plethora of sources in the home. Spills, splashes, and leaks can lead to significant amount of buildup before the problems are discovered. Even steam from showers and humidity from the summer heat can lead to excess moisture buildup.
High moisture can be incredibly disadvantageous to floor homes. Hardwood will warp and swell, and as it dries overtimes, it can deform its look. Moisture also attracts mold growth, which is the last thing you want in your home. Mold infestations can lead to several respiratory problems, and can be a nightmare to remove.
Waterproof floors resist water absorption, which means you won’t have to worry about moisture buildup.
Waterproof Flooring Is Easy to Maintain
Since they don’t soak in spills, the substances are repelled to the floor’s surface. So any spill is as easy to clean by just wiping it up. With carpet, tile, and hardwood floors, it is recommended to get yearly cleanings by professionals to ensure that your floors are clean and functionable. Waterproof vinyl flooring requires virtually zero upkeep, aside from regular sweeping and cleaning. It is also an incredibly durable composite, which can last upwards of 20 years with proper maintenance.
Waterproof flooring comes in so many style options, so you can seamlessly fit it into any design style! They work great in rooms with high moisture (kitchen and bathroom), but can be installed in practically any room of the house.
What type of underlayment should you use? How many inches thick? How do you install it? And how do you avoid damaging your floors in the process?
When you work with Factory Flooring, you don’t have to worry about these questions. Our team of professional flooring installers will handle all the heavy lifting for you — literally. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the savings on your energy bill.
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