Waterproof flooring is a must-have for many of us, particularly in spaces like the bathroom or kitchen. For some, waterproof flooring would be a smart decision for all areas of the home, particularly for those with pets, children, and a hectic schedule. So what is the best waterproof flooring? While in the past there were limited waterproof flooring options on the market, today there are many choices, including waterproof tile, luxury vinyl, laminate, hardwood, and even carpet. Recent industry innovations have given us more options than ever, whether you prefer a hard surface or a soft surface floor.
At Main Floor Carpet One Floor & Home in Royal Oak, Michigan, waterproof flooring is one of our many beautiful specialties. Here, you will discover hundreds of waterproof flooring collections for any taste and lifestyle. Whether your interior design vision is classical or contemporary, we have just what you’re looking for at our showroom.
You may be surprised to learn that not all tiling is waterproof. Some tiles are more porous, which allows water to seep into them if they’re exposed to a lot of moisture. These tiles are usually used for walls in light-moisture spaces. In contrast, waterproof tiles are denser and less porous, so they don’t absorb moisture and are perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, and even shower stalls.
With luxury vinyl tile and luxury vinyl plank flooring, it’s easy to obtain the looks we love without the worry. Many luxury vinyl options, including our exclusive Invincible™ H2O line, feature waterproof constructions. Waterproof vinyl is available in natural wood and stone looks.
While in the past, hardwood was not recommended for humid spaces because of warping, today you can have real wood flooring that’s 100% waterproof. Our Hydrotek™ H20 collection features a durable vinyl sublayer that keeps the planks from buckling or cupping from spills or humidity. Additionally, waterproof hardwood planks are installed with leak-tight seams, so moisture can’t escape below the surface.
The introduction of waterproof carpet has made carpet accessible to everyone, and there are truly waterproof soft-surface options to suit every style. We feature Tigressá H2O, which is a Carpet One exclusive brand. These carpets have an industrial backing that blocks spills and pet urine from reaching your carpet pad and subfloor. They also have moisture-wicking fibers that resist odors and are easy to clean. Waterproof carpets are best suited for finished basements, and for homeowners with pets and young children