Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings in Fort Myers, FL
16240 South Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, FL 33908

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The benefit of waterproof floors

Though it’s relatively new to the flooring industry, waterproof flooring offers benefits that put it above many traditional types of flooring for areas that are prone to damage from spills or leaks. Waterproof flooring has a dense extruded waterproof core which gives it a unique balance of strength and resilience. It is 100% waterproof and will not delaminate or swell when exposed to moisture or spills.

Waterproof flooring is resilient

This unique flooring type resists scratches, dents and stains. Many have an impenetrable vinyl backing that is laid with a waterproof adhesive which protects from water penetration. Because of its special construction, it holds advantages over traditional floor coverings used in areas prone to spills.

Waterproof flooring is easy to clean

Waterproof floors have no grime or dirt traps, making it exceptionally easy to clean. It can mimic the look of your favorite floors including wood and tile. We recommend using the manufacturer's cleaning products to keep your floors looking their best.

Waterproof flooring is here to stay

The advancements in technology have increased the popularity of waterproof floors, especially in areas prone to moisture. There is a wide variety of waterproof flooring styles available in a multitude of visuals and realistic designs. We invite you to browse our catalog HERE or visit the Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings showroom to see them in person.

Featured waterproof products

Elegantly Aged Asher Gray Oak 3

Sawmill Creek Wheat Field Oak 2

Solidtech - Revella Gunmetal 14

Solidtech - Revella Sandstorm 13


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.
Waterproof flooring in Fort Myers FL from Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings

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. If you still have questions about waterproof flooring, feel free to pay us a visit.

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