Waterproof Flooring in Southwest Ranches, FL
What is Waterproof Flooring?
Waterproof flooring is a synthetic flooring product designed to look and feel like other natural materials. You’ll find a waterproof luxury vinyl plank (LVP) with all the grain and character of real hardwood floors. You’ll also see waterproof luxury vinyl tile (LVT) with the appearance and texture of ceramic, porcelain or stone tile flooring.
Each waterproof product, regardless of the shape it takes, consists of several layers of material bonded together. Each layer serves a distinct purpose that helps make the finished product incredibly versatile and resistant to damage.
Key to this construction is a waterproof backing layer found in many luxury vinyl and laminate products. This layer allows you to install wood looks and tile looks in rooms where they normally wouldn’t be found due to the risk of moisture damage, such as finished basements, bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens and mudrooms.
How to Install Waterproof Flooring
Another appeal of waterproof floors is the ease with which they can be installed. A unique click and lock design allows for planks to snap together without the need for adhesives or nails. Waterproof vinyl can float over a concrete subfloor or existing hardwood and tile.
While this simple construction can make for a good DIY project, we’ll always recommend a professional installation to help you adhere to your warranty and ensure the quality of your floors. The pros here at Dolphin Carpet are fully equipped to install your new waterproof floors. Contact us at our Southwest Ranches, FL showroom today for more information.
Cleaning Your Waterproof Flooring
Once your new waterproof floors are installed, you’ll want to stick to a proper care routine to keep them looking great for years to come. The good news with waterproof flooring is that they’re relatively simple to maintain. This makes them perfect for busy households that don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to upkeep.
Simply sweep or dust mop your floors on a consistent basis, whether that be daily or weekly. For the occasional tougher mess, you may need to damp mop as well. Always clean spills as soon as they happen to avoid stains setting in. While your waterproof product may be stain-resistant, it’s not completely stain-proof!
For more waterproof flooring cleaning tips, talk to your Dolphin Carpet flooring specialist. We can help you design a care routine for your specific flooring product.
Dolphin Carpet West Broward
Our West Broward location is right off of I-75 heading West on Sheridan Street (Route 822). Our showroom is part of a shopping center called Coquina Plaza, a white building with red lettering. You may spot us from the road, or you’ll see us sharing a sign with Publix, Lowe’s, Cinemark Paradise 24, and Verizon. You’ll find us next to the Verizon store on the corner, with plenty of free parking out front! If you do happen to miss us while you’re driving by, we’re just a quick phone call away to help you locate us.