Protecting Against Seasonal Flooding with Waterproof Flooring
With new seasons come new risks. In some areas that means heavy rain and flooding which can damage or outright destroy certain types of flooring.
How Can Seasonal Flooding Destroy Your Floors?
The impacts of flooding on your flooring depend on what type of flooring you have; each different type reacts differently to water.
For example, wood floorings will absorb water which leads to swelling, unevenness, weakness in the board, warping, and molding. All of these will affect the flooring’s ability to do its job and will require replacement.
Just like wood, the carpet will also absorb a lot of water during the floor, and rather than warp and destroy, the dirty water soaks deep which results in dirty carpet, mold and mildew smells, and more impacts that are not easy to fix.
Types of Waterproof Flooring for Defense Against Seasonal Flooding
The first thing you should know about waterproof flooring is the difference between ‘water-resistant’ and ‘waterproof.’ If a flooring says it is water-resistant, that means it is able to resist a small amount of water for a short amount of time before staining or absorbing. Waterproof is the ability to withstand any amount of water from a spill to a flood.
So, when searching for ‘flood-proof’ floors, make sure you are looking at full waterproof flooring. Here are some of the best available right now.
Vinyl Flooring: Vinyl has been a growing trend in the last few years because it is affordable, durable, looks great, and is waterproof. Vinyl comes in many colors and styles, it is easy to clean, and it is extremely durable and even if something happens, it is just as easy to replace a plank or two.
Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Flooring: These are most often found in bathrooms and sometimes kitchens because these tiles are completely waterproof. Tile flooring comes in a huge variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and finishes.
If you live in an area prone to flooding and want to secure your home, a big step might be to invest in fully waterproof flooring.
To find waterproof flooring that will protect your home against seasonal flooding, get in touch with the luxury vinyl, ceramic, and porcelain tile at experts at Scharm Flooring.