Some rooms need water-resistant or waterproof flooring, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on style. Whatever your aesthetic or budget, we’re sure there’s a look you’ll love. Not sure what your options are? No problem. We’re here to help.
Skip the Carpet Samples
Let’s start with the worst materials for wet areas. When you need waterproof flooring for a bathroom or kitchen, skip over the carpet square samples. In general, most people don’t install hardwood flooring in wet areas, either. So what does that leave us with?
Water-Resistant & Waterproof Flooring
Water-resistant and waterproof flooring either slow down or stop the process of letting moisture seep in. Some flooring options can handle water so long as it isn’t left pooling for too long. But when water is left sitting, it can penetrate to the core of some materials, causing it to swell, warp, mold, or rot. The best wet area flooring has a natural or synthetic barrier that protects it from water.
Porcelain and Ceramic Tile
Porcelain and ceramic tiles are a viable option when you need waterproof flooring. The hot firing temperatures and glaze make tile both durable and easy to clean. It’s also available in many different colors and patterns, making it a popular choice for bathrooms. One downside is that it’s possible to chip tile and the grout that holds the tiles in place isn’t actually immune to the long-term effects of water if it isn’t properly maintained. In some cases, cracked grout seams can result from consistently damp conditions, but it takes years for this to happen.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Luxury vinyl is a waterproof flooring option that has gained in popularity due to its impressive durability. Built to withstand spills and scratches, luxury vinyl flooring is a great choice for busy homes with pets or kids. It looks beautiful in commercial spaces too! Although it’s most often seen in kitchen areas, it’s perfect for any room. Luxury vinyl flooring is available in planks, sheets, or tiles, and can even mimic the appearance of other materials. It’s also easy to install, and designed for low-maintenance cleaning.
Dublin Carpet offers luxury vinyl flooring from some of the top brands in the industry, including the following:
- US Floors
- Core Elements
Sheet vinyl is a great water-resistant flooring option as well, especially when you’re on a budget but still want something stylish. Vinyl is one of the most hygienic flooring options, and it has the widest range of colors and patterns to choose from.
Dublin Carpet offers a variety of quality vinyl flooring, including the following brands:
If you need waterproof flooring in the Dublin area, contact us at (925) 833-0165. We’ve been in the business since 1984 and we’re always happy to help you make the best flooring choices for your needs. You can also learn more about the top brands we carry by clicking this link. At Dublin Carpet, we’re committed to providing superior service you can trust.