Water damage and flooding concerns seem to go hand-in-hand, and it comes from anywhere, from the weather to broken pipes and everyday routines, such as showering, dropping, and spilling.
Keep in mind that, besides buckling, discoloration, and warping, excess water also causes mold and mildew to start growing in as little as 12 hours. Follow along to learn more about waterproof flooring and preventing water damage to your floors.
Prevention is better than cure
To prevent water damage, you can do routine, everyday things, such as wiping spills immediately and using mats or area rugs in front of sinks and entrances.
You can avoid it in the first place by installing waterproof flooring, known for both its aesthetics and function.
Luxury vinyl flooring offers images of wood, stone, and ceramic tile that are so realistic sometimes even the flooring experts have difficulty telling it from the real thing. All photos are taken with high-definition photography and include embossing and micro beveling to depth, dimension, and textured looks.
Waterproof and affordable
Affordable, sophisticated, luxury vinyl is 100% waterproof whether submerged (as in an appliance flood) or spilled on. It is also durable, being five times thicker than the original product and layered, with a top, clear, strong melamine coating that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs.
Luxury vinyl flooring is low maintenance
Low maintenance, all luxury vinyl flooring requires is regular sweeping and periodic mopping. Installation, too, is fast and uncomplicated, especially when it's installed as a floating floor where the pieces click, mat, and hover over the subfloor without nails or glue.
Choose waterproof vinyl flooring
For even higher moisture protection, choose waterproof vinyl flooring. This is an engineered version of luxury vinyl that is thicker and more durable. It is constructed with the WPC (wood plastic composite) or SPC (stone plastic composite) cores that never peel or ripple, no matter how much water there is or for how long.
Vogel’s Carpets & Flooring is your waterproof flooring source
Since 1988, Vogel's Carpets & Flooring has been the area's most trusted flooring source with a knowledgeable, professional staff, quality products, and superior services, such as residential and commercial installations, hardwood refinishing, and free quotes. To learn more about handling your water damage and flooring concerns, visit our showroom on Aurora Ave in North Seattle, servicing the entire greater Seattle area.