Waterproof floors are made from 100% watertight materials that won’t peel or ripple ever, whether you spill or submerge. The material is a newer version of luxury vinyl, a material that is already inherently watertight. It’s engineered with an advanced specialty core such as the WPC (wood plastic composite) or SPC (stone plastic composite) to give it an even higher level of protection, even if you leave home for three months only to find a flood when you get home.
What’s the difference between a WPC and SPC core?
While they’re both similar in water repellency, the feeling underfoot is different. WPC is softer and more resilient, while SPC has that firm, rigid feel of a hard surface. When selecting vinyl thickness, remember that thicker is sturdier.
Where can I install it?
It’s waterproof, which automatically makes it great for wet places like the bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, and anywhere that's prone to spills. However, the style makes it ideal for any room, from the living room to the hallway and bedroom. When it’s in plank form, it gives that rich, sought-after look of hardwood, and you can also get it cut in square, tile-sized pieces to imitate stone or tile.
It has all the style of luxury vinyl (LVF); the images are created with 3D photography, and it’s available in a wide assortment of colors and patterns. Micro beveling and embossing add depth, dimension, and textured appearances such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed. The material is available in matte, gloss, and high gloss colors. Visit us to explore our expansive inventory when you’re looking for waterproof floors in Salem, OR.
This flooring is also scratch and scuff resistant with a strong, top, clear, melamine wear layer that should measure at least 20-mils. This is also low maintenance, needing only a regular sweeping and periodic mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Installation can be a quick and uncomplicated floating floor that is click, mat, and hover.
Waterproof flooring will change your home and your life and is already a favorite among restaurant designers! Visit the Surfaces NW showroom in Salem, OR. We work with homeowners, builders, and contractors in Salem, Dallas, Albany, Corvallis, and McMinnville.