Of course, the most sought-after characteristic of these floors is their ability to withstand and be impervious to water. This kind of peace of mind is priceless to some homeowners, especially those who have been through situations in which they’ve lost their flooring to water damage. However, there’s more to this floor covering that amazing protection against spills and moisture.
Waterproof flooring can be found across a variety of flooring materials including luxury vinyl flooring, porcelain tile, some stone varieties, and more. In addition to imperviousness to water, you’ll also get all the characteristics and benefits of your material of choice as well. For instance, if you choose luxury vinyl, you’ll get waterproof benefits as well as extensive appearance options, resilience, and great durability.
Ease of maintenance and care is another great option with any waterproof flooring. Since moisture isn’t an issue, you will be able to clean these floors easily and quickly. While most can be handled with a broom and mop, other cleaners can be used with regard to bigger messes. Check your manufacturer's recommendations for specific products that can be used on the material you choose.
Installation specifics will also depend upon the material you choose. Luxury vinyl flooring is a quick and easy install, while porcelain or natural stone will take a bit more time, special tools, and specific experience. Your flooring specialist will be able to give you all the details once a product is chosen.