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Waterproof Flooring could be just what you need

There are many reasons for choosing waterproof flooring. You might be looking for a floor covering for a specific room, or you might live in an area where it’s important. In either situation, you are going to want to know a few details about this type of flooring, and Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings can help.

The basics of waterproof floors

First , it’s important to know the difference between water resistant and water proof. Flooring that is water resistant can tolerate a certain amount of water, it’s true. But waterproof flooring is so much more.

Like many other vinyl options, waterproof vinyl has a top wear layer laid over a printed layer. Unlike regular vinyl, however, the next layer is the waterproof layer that literally installs anywhere. And the backing layer consists of cork. Cork is not only naturally resistant to mold and mildew, it also alleviates the need to buy a separate underlayment.
Installation costs and time are drastically cut down with waterproof flooring. When trying to choose between options, this is often a selling point for many people.

Wood plastic composite

This waterproof material is quickly becoming one of the most popular options. Also known as Water Proof Core, or WPC, its popularity has spawned a great many questions. Some other names this material can also be called are:

  • Enhanced Vinyl Plank
  • Luxury Vinyl Flooring
  • Waterproof Vinyl

The characteristics that really stand out include its waterproof feature, its composite construction and the fact that it is both stable and rigid once installed. It also a great choice for places where laminate is not suitable, such as bathrooms and washrooms. It also has a more cushioned wear layer that allows it to absorb sound for a quieter room and floor.

Other advantages of WPC

Of course, the biggest and most lucrative advantage of WPC is the fact that it is waterproof. However, many homeowners enjoy the fact that very little preparation needs to go into the subfloor prior to installation. Traditional vinyl shows all the uneven spots, but this isn’t the case with WPC.

Format options are wider and longer with this type of flooring. Because of this, you won’t need to worry about installing it over divots or cracks either.

Come see us

Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings serves the Cape Coral, Naples, Estero, Bonita Springs and Sanibel areas, and our showroom is located in Fort Myers, FL and Naples, FL. If you still have questions about waterproof flooring, feel free to pay us a visit.

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