Is luxury vinyl flooring waterproof?

Is luxury vinyl flooring waterproof?

If you're looking for waterproof flooring material, luxury vinyl is a great option. You can install luxury vinyl plank and luxury vinyl tile flooring anywhere in your home; styles are numerous, and upkeep is easy. Cascade Flooring in St Croix Falls, Wisconsin, is the place to go for LVP and LVT. We offer the trendiest styles by premium companies like COREtec and Fusion.

Four layers

Luxury vinyl flooring is a multiple layer synthetic floor covering that resists stains, scratches, and daily wear and tear. The transparent wear layer protects the wood or tile image layer, and the backing layer protects the core layer and supports the plank or tile. Some brands come with pre-attached padding. The child- and pet-friendly flooring is often backed by a 25-year warranty.

Core layer

Waterproof luxury vinyl flooring has a wood plastic composite (WPC) or a stone plastic composite (SPC) core layer. Typically, WPC flooring is installed in homes, while almost indestructible SPC flooring is used for commercial projects. WPC flooring includes a foaming agent that makes it somewhat softer underfoot. Both floor coverings tolerate standing water.

Embossed in Register

Homeowners most often choose wood-look planks or tiles and stone look tiles. Textured plank and stone flooring, created with embossing techniques, feels, and looks like the natural material it mimics. Some planks feature random embossing, while Embossed in Register (EIR) planks show off texturing aligned to the wood grain pattern.

Stop by our showroom for your luxury vinyl flooring

Cascade Flooring installs glue-down and floating floor LVP, and LVT and floating floor brands need no attachment to a subfloor to be placed over a cement slab easily. Our other services include kitchen and bathroom remodeling, and design consultations. Balsam Lake, Taylors Falls, Osceola, and Amery are located in our Wisconsin service area. You can shop in-store for luxury vinyl flooring, or we can bring our mobile showroom to you.