There are several types of waterproof floors, and they are all stain and scratch-resistant. Ceramic and vinyl flooring repel water, and some laminate flooring is waterproof too. Usually, a glaze protects ceramic flooring from scratching while a transparent wear layer protects vinyl and laminate. About Floors n' More offers waterproof flooring in Jacksonville, Florida. You'll find a large selection of ceramic, vinyl, and laminate flooring at each of our two locations.
Ceramic and porcelain
Ceramic is porous, so it must be glazed to be waterproof. But porcelain, a type of ceramic, is inherently waterproof. Both types of tile can be installed on walls as well as floors, including in showers. Porcelain is the superior product, and this fact is reflected in the price. Harder and denser than ceramic, it is considered the most durable type of tile on the market.
Standard sheet vinyl is cut from large rolls, and therefore, it can be cut to size. One sheet is installed in small rooms, and two or three sheets are installed in larger rooms. Thus, there are no seams or few seams, so water is not likely to saturate the multi-layer flooring. Most luxury vinyl planks and tiles will not change structurally even when wet for an extended period.
Some laminate on the market is labeled 'waterproof,' but before making a purchase, it is essential to understand this type of flooring's limitations. Laminate repels water for the amount of time listed in the manufacturer's guidelines. Typically, the flooring repels water for up to 30 hours. After that time, it can sustain damage if it remains wet.
Locally owned About Floors n' More brings flooring and related products and services to Neptune, Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. We install fireplace surrounds and hearths, backsplashes, and tiled patios and porches, as well as residential and commercial flooring. Estimates are free, and convenient financing options are available. We invite you to stop by one of our showrooms in Jacksonville to view our waterproof flooring.