100% Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Plank – Water Resistant Flooring
- Andrew Uhacz
- Flooring Ideas
In Houston, Texas, nobody understands better than local residents how important 100% Waterproof flooring can be. Every flood victim of the Houston and surrounding areas can relate to the devastation hurricanes like Harvey bring, which is why more than ever people are looking ahead to 100% Waterproof flooring that can help prevent unnecessary or costly damage to their property. For example, Metroflor's Engage Genesis 800 Luxury Vinyl Plank is a great solution to this dilemma.
Is Vinyl Plank Flooring Waterproof?
Vinyl Plank Flooring or Luxury Vinyl Flooring is known as LVT/LVP and is naturally water resistant to moisture. However, water that is left to stand over long periods of time can ultimately damage the floor. Although Waterproof flooring is not flood proof, it does provide additional protection against flood prone areas like the bathroom or basement. For example, Metroflor Engage Genesis features ISOCORE Technology, a highly engineered closed-cell extruded structural grey core. Not only is the ISOCORE Technology 100% waterproof but it is also rigid, light, strong & dimensionally stable.
What is Water Resistant Vinyl Flooring?
Luxury Vinyl Plank or Tile that is water resistant is generally constructed of a wood plastic core (WPC) which is designed to stand up to the rigorous environments of moisture prone areas. Since vinyl itself is naturally water resistant to mold and mildew, it’s no wonder why vinyl floors are one of the top choices for high-moisture areas in the home. Who wouldn't want a water resistant floor? Waterproof vinyl plank flooring clicks together or floating floors is also popular among residential DIY'ers.
Where Do I Find Waterproof Plank Flooring?
Floor City is partnered with Metroflor and Armstrong Flooring, two of the biggest industry leaders in waterproof vinyl plank flooring. When it comes to finding water resistant vinyl flooring, collections like Armstrong's Luxe Plank or Metroflor's Engage Genesis are sure to make an impression. For instance, Metroflor's 7.0 mm planks come with an 8 mil wear layer which adds to the durability of these vinyl plank floors.
- Urethane with Enhanced Ceramic Bead (ECB) & Ultra-Fresh
- 5-Year Light Commercial / 15-Year Residential
- Sold in 24.75 Sq Ft (10 Pieces) Per Box
What is WPC Vinyl Flooring?
Wood Plastic Core (WPC) is a waterproof flooring that can go over most subfloors. The majority of WPC vinyl plank flooring and WPC vinyl tile flooring are best know for being 100% waterproof. The special vinyl waterproof flooring core is designed to be water resistant in wet areas like bathrooms, kitchens, basements & laundry rooms.
Features of WPC Vinyl Flooring:
Wear Layer -
- Protects against excessive wear
- Provides Superior Cleanability
- Provides Superior Stain Resistance
Luxury Vinyl Top Layer -
- Durable & Resilient
- Resists Chips & Dents
- Virgin Vinyl
COREtec Core Structure -
- Extruded Waterproof Vinyl Plank Flooring Core
- Stable – Will not Expand or Contract
- High Density
Attached Cork Underlayment -
- Provides added Sound Installation
- No need for Separate Underlayment
- Naturally Resists Mold & Mildew
Why Choose Luxury Vinyl?
- Durability & Easy Maintenance
- Variety of Wear Layer Options
- Rated for High Traffic Areas
- Can be Installed on any Level
- Real Wood Look and Feel