Waterproof flooring installation in a Calgary, AB home

Can waterproof flooring be a floating floor?

Yes, it can be installed via the floating floor or glue-down method. Are you looking for waterproof flooring in Calgary? We're known for our quality product and craftsman-like installations, so consider Westvalley Carpet & Flooring your one-stop source for all things flooring!

What is a floating floor installation?

Some products, such as Pergo Extreme, come with a click-lock mechanism, where the pieces click together and mat, then hover over the subfloor without nails or glue. An underlayment may be recommended with floating floors to provide stability. No matter what the technique, the subject of underlayments should always be discussed with our flooring pros.

What is waterproof flooring?

Sometimes referred to as waterproof vinyl flooring, this is often an engineered version of luxury vinyl that is even more durable and thicker than luxury vinyl; to put it into perspective, luxury vinyl is already five times thicker than the original sheet. In addition, these floors come with the WPC (wood plastic composite) or SPC (stone plastic composite) cores that offer the highest level of moisture protection. As a result, they won't peel or ripple ever, no matter how much water there is or for how long.

These floors offer the highest level of moisture protection; anything from an appliance flood and a burst pipe to more minor spills and even a dropped gallon of milk is no longer cause for concern. While both cores offer the same moisture protection, WPC feels more resilient underfoot, while SPC is firm and more rigid, like a hard surface.

Is water-resistant flooring the same as waterproof?

No, but the terms are often used (incorrectly) interchangeably for marketing-speak. One is constructed of waterproof materials (such as vinyl); there are no special coatings to enhance the capability, and it is entirely impervious to liquid. Thus, Water-resistant can be almost waterproof, but there is still a probability of liquid breaking through the barrier to soak, stain and ripple.

Learn more about how waterproof flooring can transform your Calgary home, give you peace of mind, and get a free quote. Come into the Westvalley Carpet & Flooring showrooms in any of our three locations: North Calgary, AB, South Calgary, AB, Westvalley Central (Calgary, AB). We service the Greater Calgary, Alberta area.