When homeowners ask about waterproof flooring
, we want to offer as much information as is possible. What is it? How does it work? Is it easy to maintain? These are just a few of the questions we get about this great floor covering, and we wanted to cover some of the most common questions here so that you can come away with a bit more knowledge for your flooring search.
The Flooring Center as been serving its customers for over thirty years with a variety of floor coverings and great value. We know how important your flooring is to you and for that very reason, it's just as important to us. We'll go above and beyond the call to make sure you find the product that meets your needs as well as your preferences. We have four showrooms to choose from, located in Orlando, FL, Dr. Phillips, FL and Heathrow, FL. From there, we serve the areas of Orlando, Fairview Shores, Winter Park, Maitland, Windmere, Dr. Phillips, Longwood, Heathrow, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, and Sanford. We look forward to serving you as well.
What is waterproof flooring made of? One of the waterproof products you'll probably hear about most is WPC, also known as a wood plastic composite. While it does have the word "wood" in the name, it isn't actually made of any sort of wood. It consists of an underlayment made of foam or cork, a rigid core made primarily of pulp and plastic, a design layer for the amazing look and finally, a protective layer that resists a great deal of damage.
Another recent addition is SPC or stone plastic composite. This is very much like WPC but instead of using pulp from wood during the manufacturing process, stone dust is used instead. It never needs to be acclimated and is the most rigid waterproof product available.
Will it survive a flood? The only product that can truly stand up to a real live flood is something with a vinyl core, such as you'll find in waterproof luxury vinyl.