Although many use the two phrases interchangeably, they aren’t the same. If you have waterproof flooring in your Calgary home, it means it is constructed of entirely waterproof materials. The capability is inherent, and you can spill on it or submerge it. When something is water-resistant flooring, even if it’s so much so that it can be considered almost waterproof, there’s still a chance liquid can seep in, be absorbed, stain and peel.
Combining high-end style with extreme functionality – waterproof vinyl flooring
This is a newer version of waterproof vinyl flooring, engineered to be thicker and more durable with either a WPC (wood plastic composite) or SPC (stone plastic composite) core. These replace the already waterproof, existing vinyl composites core of the original LVF, and they offer an even higher level of moisture protection. WPC and SPC will not peel or ripple, no matter how much water there is or for how long. (In fact, you can be away from your home in Calgary for months, return home to find an appliance flood, wipe it dry, and it will be fine.)
Since it is a version of luxury vinyl flooring, it has the same style with true-to-life echoes of wood, stone, tile, and availability in a wide assortment of colors and patterns. It, too, has micro beveling and embossing to add depth, dimension, and textured features such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed, and it can also be cut into planks square tile-sized pieces.
Is laminate flooring waterproof?
It can be because the market answered the call to develop this version. Unique construction eliminates spills, taking the worry out of absorption, staining, and rippling. Laminate has always been a popular building material. However, since it's made with wood products, it was advised to avoid installing wet areas such as the bath, kitchen, or other higher-than-normal moisture areas. Now, with this version, you can use this product anywhere in the house. The original, water-resistant version is still active in the market, so be sure to specify which one you want.
Whether it's a residential or commercial installation, you'll find a large inventory and services ranging from top-notch flooring installations to interior design consultations, hardwood refinishing, a free at-home estimate, and more and Westvalley Carpet & Flooring.
We have three locations in North, South, and Central, Calgary, where you can learn about waterproof flooring, as well as a shop-at-home version with our fully stocked mobile showroom. We service the Greater Calgary, Alberta area.