Waterproof Flooring is completely impervious to water, which means it will not expand or contract after getting wet.
There are many different types of waterproof flooring, for example, Porcelain or Non-Porous tile. They are still finding ruins in ancient Rome of mosaics laid out on the floor made of porcelain tile. They are still very popular and unique and used in bathrooms and or showers. If it’s Porcelain tile it’s waterproof!
We have many other new products on the market today such as luxury vinyl plank, luxury vinyl tile, luxury composite tile, and in-laid linoleum. There are too many to list, but if the flooring says 100% waterproof, it most likely is.
There are easy ways to test your flooring to make sure it is 100% waterproof. I’d suggest cutting a small piece of the flooring and leaving it submerged in water for 72 hrs. After 72 hrs, take the piece of flooring that is left over and has not been cut, and make sure they are both the same thickness. This will prove that your flooring is truly waterproof.
Stop by our flooring showroom in Peoria to view our waterproof flooring options, or give us a call at 602-772-2154 to schedule a free in-home design consultation.