Water is a real danger to many flooring materials, especially wood-based ones. It causes them to warp, buckle, spread, and generally degenerate into uselessness, in a comparatively short amount of time. Many people are waking up to the idea of waterproof flooring for applications below-grade, or in rooms like the bathroom or kitchen, where water damage is a very clear and present danger.
With all this new interest in waterproof flooring, About Floors n' More decided throw together this quick guide to the most popular flooring options that aren't susceptible to water damage. Here's what you're looking at:
Tile is probably one of the oldest forms of flooring that's more complicated than throwing an animal skin on the ground, or simply packing the dirt down tight. It offers a variety of colors and designs that can be laid out in stunning patterns and simple designs alike.
Another great reason to consider tile is the fact that it is extremely durable, impervious to stains, and can be fixed on a tile by tile basis, instead of ripping up the whole floor. It's also extremely easy to maintain.
Natural stone is an incredibly versatile waterproof flooring material that can add chic elegance or rustic charm to any space, depending upon the type of stone you choose, and how you lay it out. It is extremely durable, long-lasting, and super-easy to maintain. Another great benefit is that it stays nice and cool, making those hotter summers just a little more bearable.
Inside or outside the house, you can't really go wrong with stone!
Luxury Vinyl Tile
Luxury vinyl tile, or LVT, is a man-made vinyl flooring product that offers the look of other flooring materials, without the steep cost that comes with them. It's an excellent alternative to wood for getting the look of wood in below-grade spaces, kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. These are rooms where wood is inadvisable, due to the high likelihood of water damage to the floors.
Another huge advantage of LVT is that it's pretty easy to install, requiring only modest DIY skills to pull off. This adds up to a huge savings in labor costs on top of an already low sticker price. Not bad!
Are You Looking for Waterproof Flooring for Your Home?
If you're looking for waterproof flooring for your Jacksonville home, About Floors n' More is here to help! To arrange for your free, no-obligation consultation and estimate, simply call, email, or stop by our Jacksonville, FL showroom. We'd love to help you get started!