Vinyl plank and vinyl tile flooring are great options for any areas of a facility. It provides unique versatility, trusted durability, and easy installation. That’s right, waterproof vinyl plank flooring and waterproof vinyl tile flooring products are hitting the market, making this traditional wood-look floor even more irresistible. Now you can install this affordable flooring in more rooms of the home – like the kitchen or bathroom – with confidence that it will withstand the mess of everyday chaos.
Waterproof Vinyl Flooring Types
Vinyl Plank & Tile Flooring Construction
Waterproof vinyl plank and vinyl tile flooring is comprised of multiple layers, including:
- Wear Layer: The top layer protects the floor from scratches, wear, and staining while providing a realistic look and feel of the floor. This is the protective shield to your floor, which keeps the dog from leaving marks with his clattering claws. Water-resistant top layers help keep water from seeping through and damaging the floor.
- Image Layer: Just below the wear layer, the image layer holds the pattern or print of your floor. This gives your floor the beautiful wood or stone look that is sure to fool your friends.
- Core Layer: Just below the print layer, the core layer gives the floor durability and stability. Luxury vinyl planks are made with a stone plastic composite core (SPC vinyl) or a wood plastic composite core (WPC vinyl), both of which are represented throughout a variety of styles.
- Backing: This layer helps provide stability for the floor and can help to keep water from penetrating the flooring from underneath. The backing also helps dampen the sound of the material as it is walked on.
Pros of Vinyl Plank Flooring
- Realistic wood and stone look: Waterproof vinyl floor planks often have some surface detail to further mimic a natural hardwood look and can have the look and feel of a hand-scraped hardwood, embossed wood, distressed hardwood, or come in textured or smooth finishes.
- Easy to install, clean and maintain: Waterproof vinyl flooring is designed to be installed as a floating floor, meaning that it is not secured to the ground underneath, but rather “floats” by the means of an interlocking design. This process is easy and typically done by our customers of all DIY levels.
- Scratch resistant: Waterproof vinyl flooring has a strong wear layer that protects the floor from scratches, wear and staining, all the things pets love to test out on our floors.
- Cost effective: Vinyl plank and vinyl tile floors are an inexpensive alternative to hardwood floors. Lower price and lower maintenance? Yes, please!
Shaw Waterproof Vinyl Flooring: DuraTru, Floorte, Floorte Pro
Shaw is serious about luxury vinyl plank flooring. Currently running three different lines, each line with between four and twelve color or species variations, Shaw’s offerings encompass the full gamut of the upper-end luxury vinyl plank market. Whether you want moderately inexpensive or super-premium luxury vinyl flooring,
Shaw likely has a product to fill your needs. Nothing from this established, respected company can ever be considered to be rock-bottom cheap because of the product’s delivered value.
So many luxury vinyl quality points pivot on thickness. Shaw’s LVP flooring lines are all at least 5 mm thick, usually thicker. For flooring to top out at a full 1/4-inch thick is impressive, considering that industry-wide, LVP tends to average about half that thickness. Additionally, wear layers are a full 20 mil thick.
Which Waterproof Vinyl Floor Will You Choose?
That wood-look floor you’ve been dreaming about is now achievable in any room of the house with waterproof vinyl flooring – including high-traffic areas! Waterproof vinyl flooring is a resilient flooring option and is great for bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, and anywhere else you can imagine.
Kids, pets, parties, and other spill-inducing scenarios can be a nightmare. However, waterproof flooring is a solution that can help you rest at ease. You can rest assured knowing you’re investing in a long-lasting floor that will retain its beauty for years to come.
Vinyl plank flooring is pretty much the Superman of the flooring industry. Here’s a quick look at just a few of the qualities that make it so awesome.
- Ultra-durable. WPC is known for being the best of the best, showcasing the thickest, most durable luxury vinyl with the thickest wear layers for optimal scratch protection.
- 100% waterproof. And guaranteed by the manufacturers.
- Realistic wood and stone look. Seriously, vinyl is changing. Rapidly. The top-end vinyl floors are able to mimic natural materials better than ever before. WPC vinyl is the best of the best, which means the looks are usually incredibly convincing and beautiful.
- More resilient than ceramic tile. It’s true, you could just get a wood or stone look tile and it would also be waterproof. But tile is hard. Standing on a tile floor all day isn’t great for your joints or feet. Vinyl is more resilient and much more comfortable.
- Low maintenance. All you need is the occasional vacuum and damp mop to keep your WPC looking fabulous.
How to Clean Waterproof Vinyl Plank Flooring
Vinyl plank flooring is a popular choice for homeowners due to its durability, low maintenance, and affordability. Waterproof vinyl plank flooring is an even better option for those who want to install it in high-moisture areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, or laundry rooms. However, to keep your vinyl plank flooring looking its best, it’s essential to clean it regularly. Here are some tips on how to clean waterproof vinyl plank flooring:
- Sweep or vacuum the floor regularly: Dirt and debris can scratch the surface of the vinyl plank flooring, so it’s crucial to sweep or vacuum it regularly. Use a soft-bristled broom or a vacuum cleaner with a hard floor setting to remove dirt and dust.
- Use a damp mop: Mop the floor with a damp mop and warm water. Avoid using too much water, as it can damage the floor over time. You can add a mild detergent to the water for tougher stains.
- Dry the floor immediately: After mopping, dry the floor with a clean, dry cloth or a mop to prevent water from seeping into the seams and causing damage.
- Avoid using harsh chemicals: Harsh chemicals can damage the surface of the vinyl plank flooring. Avoid using bleach, ammonia, or abrasive cleaners.
- Use a specialized vinyl plank flooring cleaner: There are many specialized vinyl plank flooring cleaners available in the market that are specifically designed to clean and protect the surface of the flooring. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for best results.
By following these simple tips, you can keep your waterproof vinyl plank flooring looking its best for years to come.
Best Waterproof Vinyl Plank Flooring Brands
There are many popular brands of waterproof vinyl flooring available in the market that are known for their quality, durability, and style. Here are some of the top brands of waterproof vinyl flooring that we carry at Carpet Land:
Shaw’s waterproof vinyl flooring is known for its durability, scratch resistance, and easy installation. Additionally, Shaw’s vinyl flooring products are easy to install and maintain, making it a popular choice for homeowners.
Mohawk’s waterproof vinyl flooring is known for its high-quality construction, scratch resistance, and waterproof capabilities. As an added bonus, Mowhawk vinyl flooring is easy to install and comes with a lifetime residential warranty.
COREtec’s waterproof vinyl flooring is known for its rigid core construction, making it highly durable and suitable for high-traffic areas. They offer a variety of styles and colors, including wood-look and tile-look vinyl plank flooring. Some options come with an attached cork underlayment for added comfort and noise reduction.
Armstrong’s waterproof vinyl flooring is known for its realistic texture and design, making it difficult to distinguish from natural materials. Further, Armstrong vinyl flooring features scratch and stain resistance, making it an excellent choice for high-traffic areas.
Ultimately, the best brand of waterproof vinyl flooring will depend on your personal preferences and needs. It’s important to do your research, read reviews, and consider factors such as durability, style, and price before making a decision. Our flooring experts can help you choose the best waterproof vinyl plank flooring for your needs!
Other Brands We Carry
- Engineered Floors Hard Surfaces
- Evoke Flooring
- Paramount Flooring
Waterproof Laminate Flooring
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