What’s the difference between water-resistant and waterproof?

We want you to know just what you're getting so, while some use the two terms interchangeably, that's not correct. Water-resistant means the material will repel stains, but spills must be wiped up quickly; otherwise, they'll break through the barrier and soak the core.

Waterproof=impervious Liquid can’t penetrate waterproof floors, and the capability is inherent; the products are made of waterproof materials, so there are no special coatings to help. In addition, it's often impenetrable from bottom to top, meaning that it can be submerged or spilled on (for any length of time) without damage.

Waterproof flooring options Up until recently, your only options were tile and luxury vinyl. While they are both terrific, more and more consumers are searching for new choices, and two newcomers to the market have been added.

  1.  Waterproof (vinyl) flooring. This is an amped-up version of luxury vinyl (LVF), engineered to be thicker, more durable, and constructed with the WPC (wood plastic composite) of SPC (stone plastic composite) cores.
    Technologically advanced, these offer the highest level of moisture protection and won't peel or ripple no matter how much water there is or for how long.  You'll still get the same style and design options as LVF with beautiful true-to-life images of wood, tile, stone, micro beveling, embossing, and textures. It, too, can be cut into planks or tile-sized squares.
  2. Spill-proof laminate: Constructed without any wood, this addition eliminates all concerns about soaking and staining, especially in kitchens and baths where the original is avoided because of the water/wood issue.

Everyone needs waterproof flooring because even in rooms that seemingly aren't prone to leaks, we still drop, spill, and track in moisture, snow, and ice; suddenly, they aren't such a big issue anymore! So come into Weaver's Carpet & Tile in Lebanon, PA, especially if you live or work in Ephrata, Womelsdorf, Bethel, Jonestown, Palmyra, Manheim, and Lebanon, Lancaster, Berks, and Dauphin counties. You'll also get a free quote.