It's that time of year again, here in New Jersey, when the snow starts to fly. Even now, little boots are tracking snow into the house and leaving little, wet landmine-puddles to get your socks wet and chill your toes. However, this seemingly minor nuisance can become a major problem for your home, depending upon the type of flooring you have.

One of the most detrimental factors that lead to the degradation of many flooring materials, is the presence of moisture. It can cause all sorts of problems, from physically warped or damaged floors, to the growth of dangerous mold and mildew. It is with this problem in mind that Mainland Flooring would like to offer you this quick guide to waterproof flooring.

Waterproof Core

Waterproof core flooring is like luxury vinyl taken to a whole new level. Offering the same high-quality aesthetic mimicry as luxury vinyl, this floor also offers unparalleled protection against moisture. It is simply impervious to water.

Because there is no wood used in the process of manufacturing this type of flooring, all of the concerns about moisture are completely moot. In addition to the vastly boosted resistance to water, this flooring material sports a high degree of durability, thanks to the wear layer coatings, as well as the ability to insulate and dampen sound, by the cork base-layer.

Wood-Plastic Composite

This type of flooring is produced by mixing highly-heated thermoplastics with ground wood fiber, to create an extremely durable, completely waterproof flooring material. Originally created for outdoor use, this waterproof flooring material has recently begun working its way indoors, due in large part to its extreme durability and waterproof design, but also because recent developments have allowed for a much greater aesthetic appeal.

If you're looking for a waterproof flooring option that is long-lasting, low-maintenance, and easy on the wallet, you'll definitely want to take a close look at wood-plastic composite flooring!

Find Out More!

These are just a couple of the waterproof flooring options out there at the moment. If you are interested in exploring the world of waterproof flooring further, Mainland Flooring would love for you to call or email us to schedule an appointment to view our exciting showroom in Northfield, NJ. Our experienced staff of flooring professionals is on hand to help you find the waterproof flooring solution that is best for you and your home. We hope to hear from you soon!