Is luxury vinyl flooring waterproof?

Is luxury vinyl flooring waterproof?

Luxury vinyl is a conformable type of flooring that can meet the needs of most homeowners, including those who have pets. Top companies like Shaw and Karastan offer waterproof luxury vinyl plank and luxury vinyl tile brands that complement every decorating style. Bougainville Flooring Super Store in Honolulu, Hawaii, brings a large assortment of this high-quality waterproof LVP and LVT to the island. You can shop in-store or from your home.

Four layers

Planks and tiles are composed of four layers. The backing layer supports the other layers, and it protects the core layer. The high-tech wood, stone, or ceramic image layer is positioned above the core layer. The transparent wear layer protects this image. This tough surface layer resists stains and abrasion, and once it is worn down, the image becomes damaged. Therefore, it’s wise to invest in flooring that has a thick wear layer. A 20-mil thickness is ideal.

Core layer

Typically, waterproof luxury vinyl flooring has a wood-plastic composite or a stone plastic composite core. The former is made with wood pulp, while the latter is made with limestone. Homeowners usually choose WPC flooring since it includes a foaming agent that makes it somewhat softer underfoot than SPC flooring. Planks and tiles with an SPC core are virtually indestructible and, thus, most appropriate for commercial applications.

Stop by our showroom for your luxury vinyl flooring

The employee-owned Bougainville Flooring Super Store staff can help you find LVP or LVT that meets your needs. Of course, you can't go wrong with this floor covering that can tolerate standing water. We serve an area in Hawaii that includes Pearl City, Waipahu, Mililani, Aiea, Kapolei, and Ewa Beach. We invite you to visit our showroom to view our extensive in-stock inventory. Our Price Match Guarantee and 12 months of no-interest financing make it easy to begin your luxury vinyl flooring upgrade.