Three common questions regarding waterproof flooring

Three common questions regarding waterproof flooring

Today’s waterproof flooring options are both aesthetic and functional. Here are answers to some of the most common questions.

What do WPC and SPC mean?

They are initials for wood plastic and stone plastic composite cores. These two technologically advanced cores are thicker, more durable, and won't peel or ripple.

It doesn't matter how much water or long it's been there. In short, WPC and SPC cores offer the highest moisture protection–and peace of mind.

Cores are the very foundation of a floor. Therefore, the WPC and SPC are essential elements of waterproof floors.

Is waterproof and water-resistant the same?

No, and you must understand what you are getting. When something is waterproof, it means it is utterly impervious to liquid.

It can handle the most significant floods, minor spills, or those "oops" moments when we drop a gallon of milk. In addition, these floors are always constructed from waterproof materials, so no special coatings are needed.

Water-resistant means that the product repels moisture for a short time. However, unless wiped immediately, the liquid will break through, soak, stain, peel, and ripple.

Waterproof floors are the ideal solution wherever your home is located.

What are some waterproof floor choices?

1. Luxury vinyl: Affordable and durable with wood, stone, and tile designs. It is cut into planks (LVP) or square, tile-sized pieces (LVT).

2. Waterproof flooring: This is an advanced version of luxury vinyl, engineered to be even thicker and more durable. This is constructed with the WPC or SPC core.

3. SPC rigid core: This is a luxury vinyl plank with an SPC core.

All of these waterproof flooring options offer stunning visuals with peace of mind.

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At Barefoot Flooring, you'll see fair prices, a highly trained staff, and some of the best installers in the industry. You'll also see waterproof flooring brands like COREtec, SolidTech, Dixie Home, and more, too numerous to mention.

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