Waterproof flooring offers peace of mind and possibly, a longer lifespan than water-resistant flooring. Easy water and spill clean-up are assured, too. Waterproof materials include clay-based ceramic, laminate, and vinyl, which mimic natural materials.Knoxville Carpet in Knoxville, TN
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Ceramic tile, which tends to be simple in design, repels water when it is glazed. There's a big 'plus' with ceramic: it's a great heat conductor that works well with a radiant heat system. Tiles are made of coarse clay hardened in a kiln at a lower temperature than porcelain tiles.
Porcelain is a specialized type of ceramic made of fine kaolin clay. This durable material, appropriate for high traffic spaces, is naturally waterproof. Porcelain tile designs tend to be colorful and varied, with some styles mimicking natural materials like wood and stone.
Standard laminate, a type of water-resistant flooring, is complemented in the marketplace by waterproof laminate. Unfortunately, water must be cleaned up immediately with most brands, so the floor is not damaged. On the other hand, waterproof flooring brands
can tolerate water for about one day.