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Waterproof Hardwood Flooring

Waterproof wood flooring lets you enjoy the character and elegance of wood at different price points. High-moisture areas won't take a toll along with spills and similar problems.

Boat Town - Courtyard Stroll
Boat Town - Courtyard Stroll

Room to Explore

$13.65/sq. ft.
Boat Town - Manor House
Boat Town - Manor House

Room to Explore

$13.65/sq. ft.
Boat Town - Market Day
Boat Town - Market Day

Room to Explore

$13.65/sq. ft.
Boat Town - Queen'S Holiday
Boat Town - Queen'S Holiday

Room to Explore

$13.65/sq. ft.
Boat Town - Royal Landing
Boat Town - Royal Landing

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$13.65/sq. ft.
Buena Vista
Buena Vista

Room to Explore

$7.99/sq. ft.
Restless Spirit Hickory
Restless Spirit Hickory

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$12.49/sq. ft.
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz

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$6.79/sq. ft.
Storm Surge Oak
Storm Surge Oak

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$12.49/sq. ft.
Tidal Timber
Tidal Timber

Room to Explore

$7.99/sq. ft.
Wind Forest
Wind Forest

Room to Explore

$7.29/sq. ft.

What Is Waterproof Wood Flooring?

 

You've always dreamed of beautiful hardwood floors, but it's an upgrade you'll have to wait to make until your messy toddlers turn into more mature, well-kept young adults. Or is it? Thanks to the latest technology and the creation of waterproof wood flooring, you don't have to worry about occasionally spilled juice causing warped or bowing planks. With this new peace of mind, you can keep your concern on more important things, like playtime with the little ones. 

 

Advantages and Disadvantages of Waterproof Wood Flooring

 

Are you the type of decision maker who likes to make a pro/con list to help you see all sides? So are we! That’s why we’ve created a list for you outlining the benefits and considerations that can come with waterproof wood flooring:

 

Advantages include: 

 

There are a couple of considerations worth noting, such as: 

 

Appearance

 

If you're still a little suspicious about the look of waterproof hardwood flooring, it's understandable. How can waterproof wood flooring realistically resemble hickory, oak, and other types if it's not solid wood? That's a good question, and the answer is pretty simple. The top layer of waterproof wood flooring is a slice of real, honest-to-goodness hardwood—the same hardwood that's used to make solid hardwood floors. So whether your mid-century modern style calls for a warm walnut or you opt for a cool white oak to suit your transitional decor, the fresh new floors you show off to your neighbors are sure to take their breath away. 

 

Maintaining Waterproof Hardwood

 

Regular cleaning is an important part of maintaining not just your flooring, but your entire home. Make a habit of sweeping or vacuuming your waterproof hardwood floors each week. Removing any accumulated debris, dirt, and pet hair will help ensure the veneer on your hardwood doesn't receive unnecessary surface scratches. 

 

Every so often, pull out the mop for a deeper clean or to give messy areas more attention. Always be sure to reference the care instructions specific to your product.

 

How Durable Is Waterproof Hardwood Flooring?

 

Manufacturers have worked hard to design waterproof wood flooring that can easily resist liquid. When water sloshes out of the bathtub, your little one takes a tumble with their juice cup, or your fur baby doesn't quite make it outside, you can rest easy knowing that moisture isn't penetrating the planks' many layers. Simply follow the manufacturer's guidance to clean up the mess, then go about your day! 

 

Lifespan and Installation 

 

Before you go spending your hard-earned money on an entirely new floor, you likely want to know how long you can reasonably expect your waterproof wood flooring to last. Though it's safe to say you'll more than likely get many satisfying years out of it, the honest answer is that it really depends. 

 

The first step you can take to ensure a long, happy life for waterproof hardwood flooring is to have it installed by skilled professionals. A poorly executed installation not only sets the groundwork for issues down the road but can also void the product warranty. Your local Flooring America experts will have the necessary tools, experience, and know-how to finish the job properly, leaving you with a beautiful new floor. 

 

Other factors that can impact the longevity of even the best waterproof floors include:

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Waterproof Flooring