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Why everyone can benefit from waterproof floors

Even if you don't live in a rainy, flood-prone area, you would love waterproof flooring. Accidents can happen in our busy lifestyles, and the peace of mind that comes with this flooring is unmatched. Spills are a worry of the past.

Affordable Carpets and More! has been in operation for over 40 years. Tile is waterproof, and so is luxury vinyl (LVF). Now, thanks to modern technology, you can even get vinyl with special cores that will give an even higher level of protection and stability. We’ll be happy to tell you more when you are shopping for waterproof flooring in San Jose, CA

Grand style with a boost in function

Style-wise, it's identical to the luxury version of vinyl, with the same realistic look of authentic wood, tile, or stone. It has all the high-tech features, such as images taken with 3D photography.

Embossing gives depth, dimension, and textured appearances, such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed. LVF can be cut into planks or tile-sized pieces; many feel that the extra seams make it even more realistic.

The cores of your floors matter

It is the floor’s core that gives it waterproofing and stability. (The wear layer’s job is to increase durability.) Thickness matters. You can find cores usually in the range of 2.0 to 4.0 mils. Instead of the traditional core of vinyl composites that are typical with luxury vinyl, this one comes with a WPC (wood plastic composite) core that will not peel or ripple no matter how much or for how long it’s exposed to water.

WPC also makes the vinyl even thicker, which enhances stability and gives it a more rigid feeling. That rigid core means it hides subfloor imperfections. Uneven floors or cracks will not telegraph through to the surface floor.

There is another alternative: SPC (which stands for solid polymer core). It, too, is waterproof but even more firm with greater stability. Vinyl also tends to expand or shrink to adjust to the weather. This core doesn't let it move at all.

For more information about waterproof flooring or to find out more about the various cores, visit the Affordable Carpets and More! showroom in San Jose, CA., serving San Jose, CA, Campbell, CA, Saratoga, CA, Santa Clara, CA, and Los Altos, CA. We offer free estimates.