Waterproof flooring is excellent for every room

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, offers a large selection of each of these floor coverings. The quality of our products is high, but our wholesale prices are low. After more than 40 years in the flooring industry, we boast many loyal customers.


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.

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Sheet vinyl

Sheet vinyl is cut from large rolls, so installers only need one sheet for a small room. Two or three sheets, with tightly-fit seams, cover larger spaces. Depending on room size, there's no or little chance of water seeping through the flooring to the subfloor.

Luxury vinyl

Waterproof vinyl flooring is also available in plank and tile styles. Luxury vinyl planks and tiles can be wet for an extended period without becoming damaged. This durable, easy-to-clean flooring, which also resists stains and scratches, is appropriate for most applications.
Waterproof flooring in Knoxville, TN from Knoxville Carpet

Installing waterproof flooring

The installation method required for your project helps to determine which type of waterproof flooring is best for your home. Vinyl is the most versatile material. Glue-down, floating floor, or loose lay brands can be laid over any subfloor or existing hard surface flooring.

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Knoxville Carpet is where to go for professional residential and commercial installation services. Knoxville, TN, Farragut, TN, Maryville, TN, Oak Ridge, TN, and Lenoir City, TN are just a few of the communities in our East Tennessee service area. Shop in-store at our showroom in Knoxville, TN, or at home with our mobile showroom to compare waterproof flooring options.