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Whether you are dreaming of a design refresh or getting a home ready to list on the market, now is the perfect time to explore new floors with waterproof technology- options that may not have been available when floors were last installed in your home! As the name suggests, valuable waterproof flooring can repel liquids, moisture, dampness, and prevent warping from humidity. With gorgeous waterproof hardwood flooring and waterproof vinyl plank varieties to select from, you can have the current, fashion-forward style you crave with the protection your home needs. Although it’s never been easier to design an entire household with your favorite aesthetic thanks to the waterproof category, there’s even more to love from these incredible flooring products. Let’s explore more of the outstanding benefits of waterproof flooring:   

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Are waterproof floors easy to maintain?

From steamy showers and droplets from towels to moisture from the dishwasher and splashes created by active kids and pets, waterproof floors will help protect your home from the daily activity that can occur at any moment. Traditionally, homeowners turned to a waterproof vinyl floor exclusively for this type of protection, but modern hardwood, laminate, and luxury vinyl options can all be manufactured to offer this valuable technology. With the ability to repel liquids and spills, waterproof floors prevent long-term stains from forming and only require a gentle scrub with water, a flooring-specific certified cleaner, and a paper towel or sponge to remove dirty, grime-encrusted areas. Whereas porous wood and other porous materials will allow moisture to seep in and require yearly cleanings and maintenance, waterproof flooring can typically be wiped completely clean with a non-abrasive, damp cloth. When you do want a pristine clean, you will have the capability to wet-mop your floors. Simply follow the easy cleaning steps in your manufacturer’s care guidelines to always preserve your waterproof flooring warranty. You no longer have to worry about wet footprints, spilled drinks, or surprise pet accidents since your waterproof floors are a breeze to maintain!

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Is it easy to install waterproof flooring?

Wherever your home will experience moisture and dampness, kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, mudrooms, and basements your waterproof floors will handle the issues with ease once properly installed. With floating, click-lock installation methods available that require no glue or adhesives, waterproof luxury vinyl plank will be quicker and save money on both materials and installation compared to stone and wood. In fact, some waterproof laminate and waterproof hardwood planks also offer floating floor capability that makes installing new floors exceptionally easy! Installing a floating floor means that you will not have to rip up old flooring or figure out how to transport and dispose of the old flooring. Installed by a locking mechanism with tight joints, luxury vinyl flooring even has the flex to solve subfloor issues and be ready for immediate use when installation is complete. Installation methods will vary by manufacturer, but hiring professionals is recommended for waterproof hardwood installation to ensure an air-tight waterproof lock and prevent voiding any warranties. Although sheet vinyl will require a smooth subfloor to install, installation will be incredibly quick as either loose lay or glue down. If you don’t have experience installing waterproof sheet vinyl, consider hiring professionals to reduce visible seams, which will also prevent dirt from trapping and moisture from entering the subfloor.

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Does waterproof flooring add value to my home?

The short answer: Yes! Installing waterproof flooring can most certainly increase your home’s resale value. In addition to eye-catching style, modern homebuyers want hassle-free flooring options in tricky areas like kitchens, laundry rooms, and basements. Since many luxury vinyl and vinyl flooring options are reasonably priced and cheaper to install, you can easily complete needed renovations or a design refresh before listing a property and fetch a higher asking price! In housing markets that experience extreme humidity and high rainfall, your waterproof floors can become a huge selling point as they will resist unattractive warping issues like swelling, cupping, and buckling, as well as help prevent the growth and spread of mold and mildew spores beneath your floors. Hardwood floors and hardwood visuals are consistently the most preferred flooring types in prospective homebuyer surveys, and waterproof hardwoods feature genuine wood veneer! In addition to increasing your home’s resale value and installing floors that homebuyers love, waterproof hardwood floors can offer the authentic look to complete any design theme and match the rest of the home. Homebuyers will love that waterproof flooring offers easy maintenance, supreme durability, and is long-lasting for many years without needing to be replaced.
 

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Now that you’ve reviewed the benefit of waterproof floors, it’s time to take our Floor Genius Quiz to receive product recommendations that fit your design vision. Next, schedule an appointment with a Twenty & Oak pro to begin planning your efficient installation plan. Your new waterproof flooring can instantly transform your home with impeccable style and game-changing performance!
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