Waterproof flooring is trending, and for good reason. Floors that resist stains are easier to clean, last longer, and can even protect your home. Here, we’ll cover a few of the top waterproof flooring types and a few top choices from each that are discounted during our Waterproof Flooring Sale.

Engineered Hardwood

Imagine the beauty of authentic hardwood in your kitchens and bathrooms. Traditionally, this has been a practical choice. Solid wood planks expand when they’re exposed to spills, moisture, or humidity.

Engineered planks are a modern take on hardwood flooring. Rather than using a single piece of wood, engineered wood features a multi-layer construction. This innovative design helps wood floors maintain their integrity during spills and humidity changes. They also use installation methods engineered to prevent moisture from seeping through to the subfloor.

Luxury Vinyl

Luxury vinyl is the original waterproof floor. It has no absorption rate and repels stains from spills. Like engineered hardwood, most modern luxury vinyl floors also use a watertight installation method that prevents moisture from seeping into the subfloor. This protection lasts even if spills aren’t cleaned right away.

Waterproof luxury flooring comes in several applications:

  • Luxury vinyl tile (LVT)
  • Luxury vinyl plank (LVP)
  • Stone Plastic Composite (SPC)
  • Waterproof Composite Core (WPC)
  • COREtec

R2X Carpet with Waterproof Backing

Carpet doesn’t exactly have a great history with spills and stains. It’s developed a solid reputation as being easy to soil and difficult to clean.

Newer carpets are changing this. Treatments like R2X surround fibers with an absorption barrier, completely blocking spill and stains from soaking into the fibers. Waterproof backing also ensures that moisture never seeps through the carpet, even if spills aren’t cleaned right away. These features work together to keep spills just above the carpet’s surface, where they can be wiped away with ease.

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There are more waterproof flooring options than ever, but this is only one of many considerations when purchasing new flooring. If you’re ready to make an informed choice (and save more during our Waterproof Floor Sale), call your local CarpetsPlus COLORTILE retailer today!