Is Your Flooring Waterproof or Just Water Resistant?

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Look for the “100% waterproof” statement on your new flooring.

Water resistant ISN’T waterproof, there’s a difference!

In the video above you can watch as several different types of floating flooring is tested.  As a consumer you need to know that some of these vinyl floor still have wood in the core or may be wood plated.  For many consumers choosing a wood laminate flooring is their first choice just because of price.

In reality, we actually charge less to install luxury vinyl flooring than that cheap discounted wood laminate stuff!  In fact, the labor charge is about 35% cheaper!!!

In my professional career I have seen a lot of water damage from broken pipes, sewer and rain water damage.  Flooring always seems to take the biggest hit.  Drywall and trim are easy to repair compared to hardwood or wood laminate which almost always need to be replaced. 

I have personally installed ten thousand plus square feet of wood laminate, real hardwood, cheap vinyl and luxury vinyl flooring.  My favorite and the easiest to install by far is the new luxury vinyl.  I don’t need a saw, just a razor knife.  This flooring comes in high definition, is durable, waterproof and lasts almost forever.

So have you really looked at luxury vinyl flooring?

For between $1.75 to $6.99 (per sq. ft.) there are hundreds of styles and patterns to choose from.  This flooring is a floating floor style meaning it doesn’t get glued or nailed to the sub-floor underneath.

In just a day or so you can have a virtually indestructible waterproof floor that will last as long as your home does. 

Check out these short 8 second videos of different luxury vinyl tile styles!

In the below video box you can see a bunch of short 8 second videos showing the high definition and different style.  Plugging your laptop into a nice TV through an HDMI cord would really make this flooring look good!

Do you live in the Arvada, Westminster, or Denver areas?  You can learn more about our luxury vinyl flooring installation services here!

 

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About Thomas Bowman Jr

For more than 20 years I have run my own home repair & handyman service. I grew up near Valley Forge Pennsylvania, graduated in 1991 and attended plumbing trade school. In 2018 I will be 45 years old & self employed over 20 years. Put my 20+ years of experience to work for you!

As a second business I promote a vacation club in Mexico. They offer a 5 night all inclusive stay to families and couples to attend their timeshare presentation. I have access to three 5 star and one four diamond rated resorts. See all 4 all inclusive timeshare promotions here.

PS. I have collected thousands of videos (YouTube) and pictures (Pinterest) related to the Cancun Coast from Isla Holbox to Tulum! I love to build websites and took these videos/pictures and grouped them by fun thing to do! It's worth a peek if your thinking of a Mexican vacation anytime soon.

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For more than 20 years I have run my own home repair & handyman service.  I grew up near Valley Forge Pennsylvania, graduated in 1991 and attended plumbing trade school.  In 2018 I will be 45 years old & self employed over 20 years.  Put my 20+ years of experience to work for you!

As a second business I promote a vacation club in Mexico.  They offer a 5 night all inclusive stay to families and couples to attend their timeshare presentation.  I have access to three 5 star and one four diamond rated resorts.  See all 4 all inclusive timeshare promotions here.

PS.  I have collected thousands of videos (YouTube) and pictures (Pinterest) related to the Cancun Coast from Isla Holbox to Tulum!  I love to build websites and took these videos/pictures and grouped them by fun thing to do!  It's worth a peek if your thinking of a Mexican vacation anytime soon.

Comments

  1. What are your thoughts on aquaguard water resistant laminate flooring for a kitchen. Is this a big issue, or just that it’s a bit more scratch-prone than laminate. We love that it’s waterproof but with six kids scratches could be a big problem.

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      If the product is water resistant I think I would stay away from it completely. If you are doing a kitchen you should consider something 100% waterproof and vinyl. I saw some have the print of the pattern printed deep into the vinyl. I have installed a lot of wood laminates and a bit of this luxury vinyl and I am sold on this LVF. I try my best to talk customers out of using anything with wood. I can actually install most luxury vinyl flooring quicker than wood laminates. As for the specific brand you mentioned… I don’t know of it but the water resistant thing is a concern.

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