Laminate flooring shares some similarities with luxury vinyl flooring. It has multiple layers, including a design layer that mimics natural flooring materials. Most brands are designed for floating floor installation, although glue-down brands are available. Wood-based laminate is available in standard and waterproof brands. In contrast to vinyl flooring, laminate can repel water only for the amount of time noted in the manufacturer's specifications. Typically, floors can be safely exposed to water for up to 30 hours.
Glazed ceramic is waterproof, and porcelain, a type of ceramic, is inherently waterproof. Ceramic is made of coarse clay, while porcelain is composed of fine kaolin clay. The clay is molded into a tile shape and then hardened in a high-temperature kiln. Ceramic tile tends to come in neutral colors and standard sizes. Superior porcelain, which is harder and denser than ceramic, comes in many sizes, colors, and designs. Wood-look and stone look designs are popular. Porcelain, the most durable tile material available, is more costly than ceramic.
The installation team at Vogel's Carpet & Flooring
travels to Seattle, WA, Bellevue, WA, Kirkland, WA, Edmonds, WA, and nearby areas. An in-home estimate for a waterproof flooring upgrade is free. In addition to installation, we provide an area rug binding service. Consider placing a rug or two on your new hard surface flooring. We turn a carpet remnant into an area rug by cutting the remnant to the requested size and finishing the edges, so the rug doesn't unravel. To begin your waterproof flooring project, you can contact us via email, phone, or showroom visit.