Is rigid core flooring waterproof?
Yes, rigid core floors designed to look like stone or wood are 100% waterproof floors. Engineered vinyl with a technologically advanced core, the SPC won’t peel or ripple no matter how much liquid it’s exposed to or for how long. The core is also denser for a firm and rigid floor, making it so durable, it's also used in commercial applications. Feel free to come into About Floors ‘n More if you are shopping for waterproof flooring in Jacksonville.
What does waterproof mean?
A product is waterproof when composed entirely of watertight materials; in this case, vinyl and the SPC core. That means you can spill on it, or it can be submerged in water, and it will always come out looking fine. We know someone who was away from home for months, only to return to find a dishwasher flood; he wiped up the liquid, and the floor suffered zero damage.
When something is resistant to water, it usually has special coatings or backings, but there's still a chance, however remote, that liquid can seep through, resulting in staining or buckling. You might also hear the phrase "WPC floors." That refers to another advanced core, the wood plastic composite that offers the same moisture protection level but has the feeling underfoot of a warmer, softer, and more resident surface.
Like luxury vinyl, these floors are so realistic that sometimes even the flooring experts can tell that from genuine wood, stone, or tile. Images are taken with high definition photography, so they're clear, vibrant, and accurate, showing knots, grains, swirls, and veining variations. Colors and patterns pop. Micro beveling and embossing add depth, dimension, and textured appearances, such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed. The material, which can be cut into long planks to mimic hardwood or square tile-sized pieces to echo stone and tile, is durable, low maintenance, and simple to install.
About Floors ‘n More has two locations, Jacksonville and Jacksonville (Mandarin), FL. We’re a premier area retailer with a large inventory of waterproof flooring, hardwood, tile, carpet, area rugs, laminate and luxury vinyl, and more. We service Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Neptune and will provide you with a free flooring quote.