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Some important waterproof floor FAQ and their answers

When you visit your waterproof flooring store, you’ll probably have lots of questions about the materials, as all homeowners do. We’d like to offer some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions right here for your consideration. If you still have questions, feel free to drop by and visit with us.

What types of flooring are waterproof?

Various types of flooring can be considered truly "waterproof" including luxury vinyl planks and tiles, porcelain tile, some varieties of natural stone, and rubber. Laminate now has a waterproof option, but you’ll want to speak with a waterproof flooring retailer for more details.

What’s the difference between water-resistant and waterproof flooring?

When it comes right down to the bottom line, waterproof flooring and water-resistant flooring are differentiated by time. Water-resistant floors can withstand liquids for up to 72 hours, while waterproof floors can withstand them indefinitely.Waterproof flooring is completely impervious to water, dampness, humidity, spills, and even flooding.

Is waterproof flooring good for areas that aren’t prone to water damage?

Most homeowners only choose waterproof flooring for areas such as basements, laundry rooms, bathrooms, and kitchens. However, they often find it’s a great idea to floor their entire homes with the same. If you have pets or children, you will almost always have spills in areas where it’s not normal to experience them. Having these floors in place can save you lots of trouble when the inevitable happens.

Are waterproof floors easy to clean?

These floors are already resistant to many types of stains, and since they are completely waterproof, they can be cleaned easily. If you’re concerned about a specific chemical cleaner, be sure to contact your flooring manufacturer or the waterproof flooring store where you purchased your flooring. Either will be able to give you detailed instructions as to which cleaners are best for the waterproof flooring you have in place.

Are waterproof floors easy to clean?

Since there are a variety of materials that are technically classified as "waterproof", the installation processes are different. Luxury vinyl products offer a quick and easy install, while tile and stone are much more complicated and time-consuming. Your waterproof flooring store can fill you in on all the details about the installation of the specific floor covering that you choose.

DC Carpet proudly serves the communities of Davie, Plantation, Pembroke Pines, Weston, and Fort Lauderdale, all from our Davie, FL showroom location. If you're in the area and need flooring, feel free to visit us. We look forward to working with you.