Waterproof flooring in an Orlando, FL kitchen

Is rigid core flooring waterproof?

Rigid core luxury vinyl flooring is one of the best synthetic materials available. This kind of vinyl plank or tile has a more solid core than standard brands for added durability. The rigid core layer protects the flooring from water damage, while the surface wear layer protects the image layer from stains and abrasion. The Flooring Center Orlando offers a large selection of waterproof flooring in Orlando, FL. In addition to our Orlando showroom, we have a showroom in Heathrow and Dr. Phillips, and we provide a mobile showroom, too.

Types of rigid core flooring

Water-resistant flooring is designed to remain damage-free if water and liquid spills are cleaned up immediately. In contrast, rigid core waterproof flooring does not shrink, swell, buckle, or warp even when subjected to standing water. So if the unthinkable happens while you are on vacation, you won't need to replace your flooring. Instead, you choose between luxury vinyl with a wood-plastic composite core or a stone plastic composite core.

WPC vs. SPC flooring

The main ingredient in a WPC core is wood pulp, while an SPC core is mostly limestone. WPC flooring includes a foaming agent, too, so it is somewhat softer underfoot than SPC flooring, virtually indestructible. These tough floor coverings were initially designed for commercial use. But WPC flooring, in particular, has become the flooring of choice for many homeowners because it is so durable.

Family-owned, The Flooring Center Orlando, has been serving Central Florida since 1985. Fairview Shores, Winter Park, and Eatonville are located in our service area. We sell and install rigid core waterproof flooring, which can be placed over most existing hard surface flooring. Planks and tiles are joined together with a click-lock system, so the new floor floats over the old floor. Our design consultants can help you choose the best floor style for your home. You can learn more about our services and products by using our online form to request a free video chat consultation.