What does moisture do to your house and flooring? Mold and structural damage, that’s what. Water retention can kill your flooring. What is the solution? Floor waterproofing! Why? Because when your kid spills a gallon of milk over the floor and you aren’t there to clean it. The floor takes it all in. Hence mold and structural damage. Here’s what you need to know about waterproofing. Thank us later.
Why Opt for Waterproof Flooring?
Moisture damage can’t be seen immediately. By the time it becomes apparent, it’s too late. The mold has taken roots and the structural damage has started. Why not kill the problem before it even starts? The funny smell you keep sniffing around your house but can’t put a finger to can be mold. Structural damage weakens the foundation of the house but again it is not apparent immediately. Waterproofing will get rid of all these problems. In fact, it won’t even let them start, let alone take root in your home.
What Option Are There?
When it comes to waterproof flooring there are many options to choose from. Some are expensive and others are easy on the budget. Following are the options to choose from.
1. Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP)
This was the first of many waterproofing products in the market. Initially this was introduced to the commercial market but then it slowly found its way to the residential sector as well. It’s been very successful in both the sectors. LVP is the most asked for waterproof flooring in the market. There are 4 layers to this flooring the top most coat is urethane ware layer that keeps the water from seeping through. It has a lot of advantages, best being that its totally water resilient. It’s perfect for your bathroom, kitchen or even your business. It’s best with a house full of kids and pets. No accident will spoil your flooring. You don’t need much mopping to clean it, sweeping daily and mopping 3 times a week will keep you floor gleaming. They come in three options, sheets, planks and tiles. They look natural and they add luxury to your flooring.
If you are on a tight budget, you can also look into laminate flooring as a cheaper alternative. They are durable and cost-effective as compared to luxury vinyl plank.
The most popular flooring for kitchens and bathrooms. Nowadays people are even installing tiles to their whole house. These are very inexpensive and easy to adjust in your budget. Other than water proofing, it comes with an added bonus, of being heat resistant as well. They are best for floors but they can be installed on the walls too. They are coated with waterproofing grout. They are easy to install and they have a world of option. Tiles come in all textures and colors. You will have a huge collection to choose from.
3. Waterproof Carpet
This may seem unreal, but carpeting also traps in the moisture, not letting it seep through to the floor. It keeps the spill on the initial level making it easy to wipe off. The water doesn’t soak through leaving the subfloor dry.