by First US Floors First US Floors

After the recent storms and flood damage suffered by many homeowners, we thought it best to tell you a little bit about the importance of waterproof flooring. While some flooring materials claim water resistance, waterproof flooring is another thing entirely. Because of this, it just makes more sense to go with waterproof flooring in the first place.

Waterproof Flooring and LVT Facts You Simply Must See

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury vinyl tile, or LVT, has become incredibly popular on the flooring market. Vinyl was once thought to be a cheap flooring option, often coming in rolls of mass-produced product. However, these days, the manufacturing process is different, as is the end result!

LVT can very closely mimic all natural materials such as solid hardwood and natural stone. This design layer is then covered with a protective top coat that adds years to the overall lifespan of the flooring. Often, it will protect against scuffs, scrapes, scratches and dents even better than the real thing.

Waterproof Means Waterproof

As we mentioned earlier, there is a stark difference between water resistance and a flooring that is 100% waterproof. Water resistance means that you can take some time to clean up that spill before it soaks into the layers beneath.

A waterproof flooring, however, guards against any and all water damage. Spills, moisture and even standing water will not harm a waterproof floor. This is primarily due to the unique core material used, as it is a  plastic composite that will not take on water.

Furthermore, the backing layer of this flooring is made of a plastic or cork material that not only repels water, but is naturally resistant to the growth of mold and mildew.

Contact Us Today

For more information on waterproof flooring, feel free to contact us today. We’ll be happy to schedule a free in-home estimate at your convenience and we can tell you about our specials as well.

We look forward to serving you!