Though it’s relatively new to the flooring industry, waterproof flooring offers benefits that put it above many traditional types of flooring for areas that are prone to spills or leaks. By many flooring retailers, it is considered a subcategory of luxury vinyl plank (LVP), but it stands alone in that it can be used where LVP traditionally should not like bathrooms, basements, and mudrooms. Waterproof flooring has a dense extruded waterproof core which gives it a unique balance of strength and resilience. It is 100% waterproof and will not delaminate or swell when exposed to moisture or spills.
This unique flooring type easily resists scratches, dents, and stains. It has an impenetrable vinyl backing that is laid with a waterproof adhesive which protects from water penetration. Because of its special construction, it holds advantages over traditional floor coverings used in areas prone to spills such as tile, laminate, and wood.