In the Florida life, water is a reality. Our kids spill things, we spill things, and then there is of course a lot of humidity in our area. There are kitchens in our homes, bathrooms in our homes, laundry rooms in our homes, and entranceways where beach bags and umbrellas get placed all throughout the year. That means the idea of a waterproof floor is appealing.

Waterproof vinyl flooring


The simple answer to the question is that, yes, vinyl flooring is waterproof. But what does that mean for you in your home? It means two essential things. First, it means that moisture (either a lot or a little) will not harm your floor. Neither vinyl plank flooring nor LVT flooring will warp, swell, fade, stain, or break down due to moisture. That means that when accidents happen, all you need to do is to wipe it up and move on with your day.

There is a second benefit to waterproof flooring. Not only does moisture not harm the floor, but water also will not pass through the floor and harm the subfloor below. In most cases, your subfloor is not made of waterproof material and could be significantly damaged were moisture to pass through.

Additionally, moisture will not seep through the seams between individual pieces of flooring. So, for instance, vinyl plank flooring is designed to simulate the look and feel of hardwood. That means some planks are seamed together. Yet, these seams have a barrier that is impervious to water. Similarly, LVT, which simulates the look and feel of ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile, will not allow moisture to penetrate at the seams.

An all-around floor for your Port Saint Lucie home


The bottom line is that luxury vinyl flooring provides you with attractive, durable flooring that is suitable for every area of your home, whether you need a waterproof floor or not. If you need a waterproof floor, though, you will not go wrong with this option.

At PSLflooring.com, we offer a wide range of options in vinyl flooring. Give us a call or stop by our Port Saint Lucie showroom. We serve the broader areas of Martin County, Indian River, Jupiter, and Jensen Beach, and we would love to serve you as well.