If you have kids or pets, or even if you just live with a clumsy person, you know how terrible it can be to always be cleaning. Spills, leaks, and other messes just seem to find their way to your floors and damage them. Don’t fear! There is a solution - waterproof flooring.
Waterproof Ceramic and Porcelain Tile
Tile floors are most common in bathrooms where spillage from the bathtub or shower causes the most water problems in a home. Tile is one of the oldest flooring options, but it’s lasted so long because it’s reliable. Many ceramic and porcelain styles mimic wood and stone, providing an attractive alternative to more expensive materials.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are 100% waterproof without any additional steps needed and require very little maintenance - all you need a broom and a damp mop to keep the tiles looking good as new. The only downside is that you may need to invest in rugs to keep feet warm and to provide some cushion if you’ll be standing for a long time.
WPC Vinyl Flooring
WPC vinyl is a relatively new addition to the flooring market. This flooring option is perfect for your bathroom or kitchen, anywhere that moisture and spills are prevalent. WPC stands for “wood plastic composite” and it’s unique because it has a waterproof core. This style of vinyl flooring is durable, high-quality, and beautiful - it has the benefit of looking like expensive hardwood without the cost.
WPC vinyl has four different layers that make it so successful for guarding against water damage. The top layer protects against damage and wear while providing stain resistance. The vinyl layer underneath is durable and can withstand any chips or dents while the core layer in the middle is waterproof and highly dense. It won’t expand or shrink when it comes into contact with water like standard wood flooring. Finally, you have the base layer for sound insulation and combating mold and mildew.
Waterproof Rubber Flooring
It may sound silly, but rubber flooring is starting to grow as a home trend, especially in basements where many people keep their weights or have recreation rooms. Rubber floors can be eco-friendly when made from recycled car tires and are more likely to provide traction in the event of a flood than ceramic or vinyl floors.
If you live in an area prone to heavy rains or flooding, a rubber floor is handy because the tiles that make up the floor are not only water resistant but can be also pulled up and reinstalled once your basement has dried out. One downside: your basement will smell like a tire at first, but the smell will eventually fade in the air. The flooring itself, however, will always smell like rubber.
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