You do your best to keep your floors in tip-top shape. But no matter how careful you are, spills and splashes are inevitable. Your guests may spill red wine on the carpet in your living room, your kids may trip while holding a glass of juice in your family room, and your dog may make a mess while drinking water in your kitchen. What can you do to steer clear of floor damage from these accidents? Install waterproof home floors.
It used to be the case that if you wanted waterproof home floors, tile was your only option. Ceramic and porcelain tile can make for great floors. And they’re excellent choices for washrooms. But what if you want the look of hardwood in your living room and dining room? Or what if you want to feel the softness of carpet under your feet when you get out of bed in the morning?
Well, thanks to innovation in flooring, you’re no longer stuck just with tile if you want waterproof home floors. Now you can find waterproof vinyl, laminate, and even carpet that will give you the look or feel you want while also being waterproof.
Here’s what you need to know about these waterproof floors:
Waterproof vinyl, particularly wood plastic composite vinyl, are luxury vinyl floors that are 100% waterproof. They provide the look of luxury laminate, which means that they’re an easy way to add an elegant touch to a space. And because they’re durable and waterproof, they make it easy to have a beautiful home floor that’s practical too. What’s better than a floor that’s low maintenance, comes in a range of styles, and resists wear and tear?
Although laminate has been a popular alternative to hardwood for years, traditional laminate is highly susceptible to water damage. For example, if you don’t clean up a liquid spill right away, laminate can warp and develop bubbles. That’s why waterproof laminate is such an attractive option. It can mimic all the styles of traditional hardwood and laminate, but it’s 100% waterproof. For this reason, it’s a great option for kitchens and basements.
Love the softness of carpet but hate that it can stain within seconds? You’ll be happy to know that waterproof carpet is finally here! Waterproof carpet feels great under your feet. But instead of soaking up water and other liquids, which can lead to mold, it repels liquids so you can clean up spills easily.
Because waterproof carpet is still new to the market, you won’t see it everywhere. And prices can be relatively high. However, as more manufacturers begin producing it, it’ll become more readily available and prices will drop.
Enjoy having waterproof home floors
Gone are the days when you have to choose function over form if you’re concerned about spills, splashes, and floods. With waterproof vinyl, laminate, and carpet, you can get waterproof home floors that look stunning and are practical too.
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