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Waterproof flooring options for your home

Waterproof flooring offers peace of mind, especially since it is stain resistant. So not only does this type of flooring repel water, it stands up to spills, pet accidents, and much more. You can count on ‘one quick wipe’ cleanup when you choose ceramic, vinyl, and laminate flooring. You can find a variety of waterproof flooring styles at Glamour Flooring. Our flooring store in Katy, Texas, opened in 2008.

Ceramic tile flooring

Ceramic is made of coarse clay, while porcelain, a kind of ceramic, is made of fine kaolin clay. Both tile materials are hardened in a high-temperature kiln. Harder and denser porcelain is inherently waterproof. Ceramic is porous, but glazed ceramic is waterproof. Tiles are joined together with grout, which is usually sealed, so it doesn't absorb water. Ceramic is a serviceable floor and wall tile. But porcelain, some designed to look like flooring materials such as wood and stone, is the better product. It is the most durable type of tile available.

Waterproof vinyl flooring

Usually, water is unable to soak through standard sheet vinyl because there are no or few seams. One cut-to-size sheet is needed for small rooms, and two or three sheets can cover larger spaces. As for luxury vinyl planks and tiles, any brand with a wood-plastic composite or stone plastic composite core is waterproof. This WPC or SPC flooring is not damaged by water even if it is wet for a long time. WPC flooring, made of wood byproducts, contains a foaming agent, softer underfoot than superior limestone constructed SPC flooring.

Waterproof laminate flooring

Waterproof laminate flooring is different from waterproof vinyl flooring. Typically, it repels water for up to 30 hours. It's best to note the timeframe listed in the manufacturer's guidelines before making a final flooring choice. As a rule, water on standard laminate must be cleaned up immediately, while water on waterproof laminate needs to be cleaned up as soon as possible. Waterproof laminate planks and tiles are designed to:

  • Keep water from soaking into the synthetic material.
  • Resist swelling and buckling.
  • Resist staining.

Water is a worry of the past for your Katy, TX home

Glamour Flooring serves the Houston, Texas, area, including Katy, TX, Brookshire, TX, Cinco Ranch, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. We offer flooring installation and remodeling services. In-home estimates are always free. We host home remodeling shows, and we provide an on-line catalog for your shopping convenience. We can help you with your waterproof flooring project. Call or email us or visit our showroom in Katy.