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The many benefits of waterproof flooring

The peace of mind is reason enough to want this flooring! No matter what, we all have those moments when we drop or spill, and suddenly, these things don't seem like such a big deal. Waterproof flooring is so popular it's now become a trend.

Waterproof vinyl flooring

This is what it means when the flooring expert asks you if you want "waterproof flooring." This is an even more advanced version of luxury vinyl (LVF), engineered to be thicker, more durable, and using the WPC (wood plastic composite) or SPC (stone plastic composite) cores. However, you'll see the same high-end style with true-to-life images of wood, stone, or taken with digital photography.

Like LVF, it has micro beveling and embossing to add depth, dimension, and textured features such as wire-brush have scraped, weathered, and distressed. It, too, follows the trends, whether it's whitewashed wood or granite, marble or travertine look you desire. If you prefer tile, you'll find chevron, herringbone, encaustic-styles, and filigree patterns, and the material can be cut to mimic hardwood boards or groutable squares for stone and tile echoes

Does water-resistant flooring mean it’s waterproof?

No. Waterproof means impervious to liquid. The flooring is constructed of entirely waterproof materials, in this case, vinyl and the unique cores, and it has the capability from bottom to top, meaning that it can be submerged or spilled on. When something is resistant to water, it repels but must be wiped quickly; otherwise, liquid can break the barrier and seep through to the core.

About WPC and SPC cores

These are technologically advanced and will never peel or ripple, no matter how much water there is or for how long. Since this vinyl is thick and has a more rigid core, it can go over most subfloors with little preparation since it will permanently hide subfloor imperfections. While both offer the same high level of moisture protection, WPC is softer and more resilient, while SPC is rigid and feels very much like a hard surface.

With Murphy Flooring, you can always be assured of a professional installation with our licensed experts. To learn more about waterproof flooring and get free samples, as well as free in-home measuring, visit our showroom in Concord, CA, especially if you live in or near Orinda, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, Concord, CA, San Ramon, CA or Lafayette, CA.