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What is waterproof flooring?

When luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) was introduced, it quickly became one of the most popular flooring materials with high-end style, waterproof capabilities, affordability, durability, and easy care. Today, there’s a newer version taking an even bigger share of the flooring industry: waterproof vinyl flooring. This engineered vinyl comes with the WPC (wood plastic composite) or SPC (stone plastic composite) core that won’t peel or ripple no matter how much liquid there is or for how long.

What does waterproof mean?

This means no liquid can ever penetrate and soak the core; the product itself is inherently impervious to any liquid because it is made with 100% waterproof materials. For example, vinyl itself is watertight, and the cores are water-repellent. As a result, it can be spilled on or submerged and will always look fine.

The style and savings of LVF

This version of vinyl flooring has the same style as the luxury version. It is an amazingly realistic echo of wood, stone, or tile, but you certainly won’t pay the same prices as you would for the genuine materials. The images are taken with 3D photography, so they are clear and accurate, with knots, wormholes, raised grains, swirls, veining variations, and vibrant colors and patterns. Micro beveling and embossing add depth and dimension with textured appearances such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, or antiqued.

A great design option is that the material can be cut into long planks to mimic hardwood boards called vinyl plank flooring (LVP). If you prefer more seams, it can also be cut into square, groutable tile-sized pieces (LVT flooring). Some people prefer LVP for stone looks because of the fewer seams and the more continuous look like that of a quarried slab. However, others feel seams add to the realism and use LVT for stone, tile, and sometimes even wood looks.

LVF is multi-layered and, at the top, is a clear, strong, melamine wear sheet that protects against scratches and scuffs. This should measure at least 20-mils in thickness. The vinyl itself should be at least 8-mm or higher. Thicker is better, and some opt for 10-mm or 12-mm to get the authentic hardwood feeling underfoot. It is low maintenance and requires only a daily sweeping and periodic mopping.

Installation can be a floating floor that is click, mat, and hover. Although fast and relatively uncomplicated, our installers will sometimes sand the subfloor to ensure imperfections don’t telegraph through to the surface. Our goal is to give you a floor to be proud of! Learn about waterproof flooring, get some inspiration and a free estimate by visiting the Carpets Galore showroom in Las Vegas, NV. Our showroom is convenient to areas in and around Las Vegas, NV, Pahrump, NV, Boulder City, NV, Henderson, NV and Summerlin, NV.