No, the two terms are different. However, we want you to know just what you're getting with waterproof flooring, so we’ll explain further.
Waterproof flooring is impenetrable
When something is waterproof, it's constructed with totally waterproof materials, such as PVC vinyl. No special coatings are needed; it's impervious whether submerged or spilled on. Water-resistant flooring repels liquid but for a short time before it breaks the barrier and soaks the core.
SPC and WPC cores
Sometimes referred to as “waterproof vinyl flooring," this is an engineered version of luxury vinyl. It's thicker, more durable, and constructed with stone plastic composite (SPC) or wood plastic composite (WPC) cores.
These won't peel or ripple, no matter how much water there is or for how long. So, you can go away for weeks or months with peace of mind knowing your floor can't be destroyed if there's a flood or leak.
Waterproof flooring is stylish
Waterproof vinyl flooring has the same visual appeal as luxury vinyl with true-to-life wood, stone, and tile images. They're so realistic that sometimes, even the flooring experts have difficulty discerning it from the real thing. The material is cut into planks or tile-sized groutable squares.
The floors also have depth and dimension with micro beveling and embossing. Embossing is a process that enables manufacturers to reproduce textures that are often done by hand on genuine materials, such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, distressed, or embossed-in-register.
Same easy care and installation
Waterproof flooring only needs regular sweeping and periodic mopping. Again, installation is easy; the pieces have a clicking mechanism to mat and hover over the subfloor.
The area’s premier source for all things waterproof flooring
Let the experts at Avalon Wood Flooring show you how waterproof flooring will transform your home and your life. We've been serving the general public and trade for over 60 years. So, come in today and get a free quote, especially if you live or work in Santa Ana, Irvine, Newport Beach, or Corona Del Mar, CA.