Choosing between waterproof flooring and water-resistant flooring

You may have heard that waterproof and water-resistant flooring is the same thing, but we want you to know that's not true. There are differences between the two that could make a massive difference in your home, and we believe you should know what they are and how to choose the perfect material. Here are some facts we hope will help you make a more informed decision for the flooring in your home.

Waterproof flooring or water-resistant?

Water-resistant flooring is perfect for areas where light humidity, dampness, and occasional spills occur, such as kitchens, foyers, and children’s rooms. However, since they are not 100% waterproof, they will take on water damage over time. Some water-resistant materials offer up to 72 hours of protection before water damage happens, with others providing shorter times.

On the other hand, waterproof flooring is entirely immune to water damage, even in flood-like conditions. So, you have that option in waterproof vinyl flooring, with formats that include both plank and tile, for outstanding décor-matching ability. You'll find these floors look just like natural stone, tile, and hardwood, with all the textures, finishes, and colors you might find in the real thing.

Waterproof flooring can be installed quickly and easily, with some offering a floating floor option that works well in so many spaces. So not only will you be able to walk on your floors sooner, but you'll save money on the installation. They are also easier to clean, usually only requiring a broom and mop, so be sure to stop by and check out our inventory for all your options.

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At Carpetland’s Custom Carpet & Tile, we work hard to provide you with all the products and services necessary for an exceptional flooring experience. We provide an inventory that is well stocked and associates who have the expertise to help you successfully maneuver through it for the best options. Be sure to take your time to find the perfect pieces for your home. If you are a resident of Richmond, VA, Fredericksburg, VA, Hanover County, VA, Chesterfield County, VA, or Henrico County, VA, be sure to visit our showroom in Richmond, VA, for flooring options you’re sure to love. Let us make you feel right at home in our no-hassle, no-gimmick showroom as you pick the floor covering you’ll love for years to come. We’ll make sure you find the waterproof flooring or water-resistant flooring that works for you.