The term “waterproof flooring” is thrown around quite a bit in the flooring world. So much so, in fact, that many homeowners want to know if what they’re buying is the real thing. Water resistance is often played off as being more than it is, often leading to water damage after all.

Imperviousness to water comes from a floor covering that manufacturers build to specific standards and installed by professionals who can warranty their work. That’s where your peace of mind comes into play. And that’s just what we want to provide.

Waterproof flooring, just for you

Mainland Flooring wants to make sure you get exactly what you want and need for your home. We also want to make sure you never have to settle for store brands when we can supply name brand products that are more affordable.

Our showroom is in Northfield, NJ, and our hours, by appointment only. We cater to communities such as Linwood, Margate, Longport, and Ocean City, and we want to make sure we meet all your flooring needs. So, give us a call today.

So, what makes waterproof flooring waterproof?

One of the main differences between waterproof and water-resistant flooring is the amount of time the material can withstand liquids. For many water-resistant materials, this period is typically 72 hours.

Flooring that is truly impervious to liquid, however, never gives way to the substance, leaving you with floors that are still intact, no matter what. If you’re ever out on vacation and come home to a burst water line or appliance overflow, you’ll know exactly how important this difference is.

In researching waterproof flooring, you’re sure to come across the term, “wood plastic composite”, commonly called WPC flooring. These products are completely safe from water damage and offers excellent durability as well. While the term has the word “wood” in it, there are no actual real wood products in the material at all.

Another term you’re likely to hear is “stone plastic composite”, better known as SPC. Also completely impervious to water, this material is far more rigid and far more durable than WPC and is often referred to as “rigid core.”