About Waterproof Luxury Vinyl
Not all luxury vinyl flooring is made to be waterproof. Many homeowners are misled when purchasing luxury vinyl flooring and install it in rooms where moisture can damage the floor over time. We have the experts at Alpine Carpet One Floor & Home to help you find the right products that you are looking for. Luxury vinyl is perfect for kitchens and bathrooms because of its water resistant and waterproof qualities. Unlike hardwood, it will not buckle or warp from absorbing moisture. Like all floors though you do want to still clean up major spills to avoid any potential damage.
SPC, or stone plastic composite, flooring is one type of waterproof flooring option we offer. The main material in SPC is limestone. It is considered a more upgraded version of luxury vinyl because of its construction and waterproof features. SPC is eco-friendly, easy to install, and features strong stability and can handle heavy foot traffic.
How Waterproof Flooring Works
Luxury vinyl’s core is where its waterproof qualities come from. Manufacturers use materials like limestone dust and PVC composites in the flooring that do not absorb moisture. The end result is your floors with not buckle, crack, or warp due to moisture. You need to keep in mind that just because the flooring itself is waterproof, that does not mean your subfloor is.
There are differences between waterproof floors and water resistant floors. Waterproof floors are made to block water from their surface all the way to their backing. Water resistant flooring can only resist water from the surface, and it’ll eventually become absorbed if not taken care of. Referring back to your subfloor not being waterproof, it is always important to clean up any water related spills or moisture as to prevent your subfloors from being damaged.
You can install waterproof and water resistant flooring in every room of your home. That means you can install luxury vinyl in rooms like your basement, mudroom, kitchen and even bathroom.
Visit our three locations in Newbury Park, Culver City, and Thousand Oaks to speak with a flooring professional about installing waterproof flooring in your home.