While luxury vinyl flooring offers outstanding waterproof characteristics all on its own, some varieties could benefit from the addition of underlayment for the best results. Let's take a look at what those are, why they're necessary, and what benefit it provides for you.
Vinyl flooring offers waterproof options
For vinyl flooring to be completely waterproof, it needs to have a core material made of either 100% vinyl, wood plastic composite (WPC), or stone plastic composite (WPC). These materials need no underlayment to maintain imperviousness to water, either from above or beneath.
Sometimes luxury vinyl tile (LVT flooring) or luxury vinyl plank flooring (LVP) has an underlayment already attached to the flooring, so it is not necessary. If you are installing over below-grade tile or an existing vinyl floor covering that is cushion-backed, you won't need it. Every other application will require an underlayment, especially if you are installing over concrete or existing hardwood floors.
If you have your floors installed over solid concrete, you might want a little added comfort, so be sure to choose an option with added cushion. We can help you find the perfect choice, regardless of your need.
Choose our showroom for your vinyl flooring options
At PSLflooring.com, we put together fantastic flooring experiences that are sure to meet your personal preferences and requirements, no matter how large or small the project. We are a group of experienced, trained, and licensed professionals dedicated to your flooring needs for your complete peace of mind.
Taking care to provide flooring for the residents of Port St. Lucie, Martin County, Indian River, Jupiter, and Jensen Beach, we have a showroom located in Port Saint Lucie, FL, for your convenience. Stop by anytime to find the vinyl flooring for your next flooring upgrade.