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The Best Types of Waterproof Flooring and Why They Work

Finding the perfect flooring for moisture-prone areas like bathrooms, kitchens, and basements can be challenging. At Better Call Paul Flooring, we specialize in high-quality waterproof flooring solutions tailored to meet the needs of homes in Bucks County, Philadelphia, Montgomery County, and New Jersey. In this guide, we will explore the best types of waterproof flooring and explain why they are ideal for your home.


Water proof hardwood flooring in bathroom installed by Better Call Paul Flooring

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Understanding Water-Resistant vs. Waterproof Flooring

Water-Resistant Flooring: Water-resistant flooring can handle occasional spills and splashes, but liquids need to be cleaned up promptly to avoid damage. This type of flooring provides some protection against moisture but is not entirely impervious to water.


Waterproof Flooring: Waterproof flooring is designed to handle large amounts of water without being damaged, making it perfect for areas with high moisture levels. This flooring type ensures durability and longevity, even under extreme conditions.


Waterproof laminate flooring from Better Call Paul Flooring

The Misconception of "Waterproof Laminate"

We often connect with customers looking for a "waterproof laminate floor," but this term can be misleading. Traditional laminate flooring, made from wood composite materials, is susceptible to water damage. When exposed to moisture, the core of laminate flooring can swell and warp, leading to significant damage.


What many customers are actually seeking is Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP), which offers true waterproof capabilities. LVP is composed of multiple layers designed to resist water and provide durability. These layers typically include:


  • Wear Layer: Provides scratch and stain resistance.

  • Photographic Layer: Mimics the look of natural wood or stone.

  • Rigid Core: Adds stability.

  • Underlayment: Enhances sound reduction and comfort.


At Better Call Paul Flooring, we prioritize health and sustainability by using LVP materials that are 0 VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), ensuring a safe and eco-friendly option for your home. LVP not only provides the realistic appearance of wood but also delivers superior performance in areas prone to moisture, making it an ideal choice for bathrooms, kitchens, and basements.



The Best Types of Waterproof Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) flooring installation by Better Call Paul Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP): LVP is a top choice for waterproof flooring due to its durability and realistic wood appearance. It is 100% waterproof, making it ideal for any room, especially kitchens and bathrooms.


Waterproof Vinyl Tile: Vinyl tile offers the look of ceramic or stone with the added benefit of being waterproof and softer underfoot. It's easy to install and maintain, making it a popular choice for moisture-prone areas.


Durable and stylish ceramic tile flooring, perfect for kitchens and bathrooms

Ceramic and Porcelain Tile: These tiles are naturally waterproof and extremely durable. They are perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, and high-traffic areas. Ceramic and porcelain tiles offer a wide range of styles and designs to match any decor.


Engineered hardwood flooring with a waterproof finish installed by Better Call Paul Flooring

Waterproof Hardwood: Engineered hardwood with a waterproof finish combines the beauty of real wood with enhanced moisture resistance. It's a great option for those who want the look of hardwood in areas prone to moisture.


Waterproof Laminate (LVP Misunderstanding): Often referred to as waterproof laminate, LVP actually provides the desired waterproof features. Traditional laminate should be avoided in areas with high moisture, while LVP is the ideal alternative.


Benefits of Waterproof Flooring

  1. Durability: Waterproof flooring is designed to withstand heavy use and moisture, ensuring it lasts for years.

  2. Easy Maintenance: These floors resist stains and spills, making them easy to clean and maintain.

  3. Versatility: Suitable for any room, waterproof flooring is perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and mudrooms.

  4. Aesthetic Appeal: Available in a wide range of styles and finishes, waterproof flooring can enhance any home's decor.



Why Choose Better Call Paul Flooring

At Better Call Paul Flooring, we provide expert installation and a wide selection of waterproof flooring options. Serving Bucks County, Philadelphia, Montgomery County, and New Jersey, our team is dedicated to helping you find the perfect flooring solution for your home.


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Service Areas:

  • Bucks County, PA: Quality flooring solutions tailored to your needs.

  • Philadelphia, PA: Expert installation and top-notch service.

  • Montgomery County, PA: Durable and stylish waterproof flooring options.

  • New Jersey: Comprehensive flooring services for every home.


Choosing the right waterproof flooring is essential for maintaining a beautiful and functional home. Whether you're looking for LVP, waterproof vinyl tile, or engineered hardwood, Better Call Paul Flooring has the expertise and products to meet your needs. Contact us today to get a free quote and transform your home with the best waterproof flooring solution.



Ready to upgrade to waterproof flooring? Contact Better Call Paul Flooring today for expert advice, top-quality products, and professional installation in Bucks County, Philadelphia, Montgomery County, and New Jersey.

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