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How waterproof flooring will change your life

By eliminating all concerns about spills or appliance floods, suddenly that toppled cup of coffee or dropped gallon of milk won't seem like such a big deal! A newer version of luxury vinyl has the same style, but is thicker, even more, durable and offers the highest level of moisture protection. Contact us if you have any questions; we'd be happy to speak with you.

Waterproof vs. water-resistant

To fully understand the importance of this, you need to know the difference between the two terms. Waterproof flooring is impervious to liquid. It is made from 100% waterproof materials and is often impenetrable from bottom to top. That means it can either be submerged, such as in a dishwasher flood, or spilled on. Water-resistant flooring repels liquid, but there’s always a chance it can seep through the barrier and cause staining and rippling.

SPC, WPC cores

This highly waterproof vinyl is constructed with wood plastic composite or stone plastic composite cores. These are technologically advanced and won't peel or ripple no matter how much water they're exposed to or for how long. Both cores offer the same level of protection, but WPC is warmer, softer, and more resilient, while SPC is rigid like a hard surface.

Stylish and hard-working

True-to-life images of wood, stone, and ceramic tile are taken with digital photography, so you'll see knots, grains, swirls, rings, and veining variations. Color and patterns will pop, and the material follows all current trends. Whether you want a gray or whitewashed wood look floor, a marble surface, or encaustic-style or filigree ceramic tiles, you'll find it here.

Micro beveling and deep embossing add depth, dimension, and textured appearances, including wire-brushed, hand-scraped weathered, or distressed looks. The material can be cut into planks to mimic hardwood boards or square, tile-sized pieces, which adds even more realism. The squares are groutable, so many people take advantage of this design tool.

Besides the strong WPC and SPC cores, durable flooring includes layering with a top transparent melamine wear sheet that protects against scratches and scuffs. It is low maintenance and only requires regular sweeping and mopping. Installation can be a fast and uncomplicated floating floor that is click, mat, and hover.

Are you inspired yet? Visit the Alpha Rug Expo to let our design experts show you what you can do with waterproof flooring or any of our other products. We also have a range of services, including floor installation and repair, area rug binding, free estimates, and more. We’re located in Alpharetta, GA, serving Alpharetta, GA, Milton, GA, Roswell, GA, Johns Creek, GA, and Atlanta, GA.

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