What is waterproof flooring?
Sometimes referred to as waterproof core (WPC), waterproof flooring is available in various forms, but usually vinyl or laminate. This relatively new category features products that take on the hyper-realistic look and texture of popular styles of hardwood plank and ceramic or stone tile, with some key differences.
A dense, waterproof core makes up the bulk of what's beneath the surface. Combined with secure installation that seals seams incredibly tightly, this core creates a flooring solution that's impervious to water.
The features of waterproof flooring
Waterproof flooring stands apart from other types of flooring because it's both more affordable and easier to install in most cases. Because of its versatile construction, it can also be laid in just about any area of the home, including basements, giving it an edge over real hardwood.
Part of what keeps waterproof flooring truly waterproof is the way in which most of these products are installed. High-tech click and lock flooring creates a uniform surface with no space for moisture to get through from above. Because the tiles or planks just click and lock together, they offer a few other advantages over traditional types of installation:
- Floating installation over existing subfloors, if needed
- Easy, DIY-friendly installation to help save on costs
- Single-plank or tile replacement for damaged pieces
Despite being made from vinyl or laminate materials, waterproof flooring imitates the look of real hardwood, ceramic or stone tile with such incredible realism that you likely wouldn't recognize the difference if you simply saw it. However, because of their construction, you'll find that waterproof floors offer a warmer and more comfortable feel than their counterparts.
Waterproof flooring from Znet
At Znet, we offer waterproof solutions from some of our most trusted brands, including Congoleum, Virginia Hardwood and Mohawk. All of these are available to you to browse & buy from the comfort of your own home thanks to our personalized, one-stop shopping experience. We’re uniquely positioned to offer some of the lowest prices you'll find online for any of these brands!
Some of the specific products you'll find here in the waterproof section of our site include Congoleum Triversa luxury vinyl plank, Virginia Hardwood Prime Waterproof Flooring, Mohawk SolidTech Luxury Vinyl Flooring and Mohawk RevWood. The latter is the industry's first foray into waterproof wood, a type of waterproof flooring made entirely from real wood components.