The very waterproof nature of these floors lies primarily in the construction of the product itself. This creates complete imperviousness to liquids and allows you to experience peace of mind that you might have always dreamed of for your floors.

Knowing what you can expect from these products means knowing a little bit about the overall manufacturing process and how these materials work. We hope to add to your knowledge base today by giving you some of those facts right here.

We’ll make sure you have the waterproof flooring you need

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We serve the communities of Linwood, Margate, Longport, and Ocean City, and there’s no reason we can’t serve your flooring needs as well. Bring us any project, large or small, for complete and personalized attention.

How waterproof flooring is made

There are many different types and classifications of waterproof flooring. We don’t have time to go into the construction of all of them, but your helpful flooring associate can give you more information on any product you’re interested in. For now, we’ll look at some of the most common products. It is good to note that the differentiation between the products has to do with the "core" materials.

Wood-plastic composite floors, also called WPC flooring, is a luxury vinyl tile with a vinyl backing layer, a WPC layer made of wood pulps and resin along with composites, a vinyl middle layer, an image layer, a wear layer, and a special UV coating.

Each layer serves a very distinct purpose. The wear layer and UV layer protect against wear, scratches, and fading while the image layer gives the material its natural look. Choose from replications of solid wood, stone, or tile.

Stone plastic composite, also known as SPC waterproof flooring, has the same kinds of layers as WPC flooring. Instead of a WPC layer, however, this material has a stone composite layer. It offers a more rigid flooring and greater durability over time.