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FAQ: Why everyone needs waterproof flooring

Waterproof flooring WPC is expected to be a trend in the upcoming year.

Carpet Warehouse opened for business in 1944, and the reason we’ve been around for so long is because we offer excellent service at competitive prices.

We have a large waterproof flooring store right in our facility with a fully-stocked inventory of products.

Our showroom is in Broomall, PA and we service Broomall, Springfield, Drexel Hill, Havertown, New Town Square, Media, Swarthmore, Ardmore, West Chester, Bryn Mawr, and Narberth.

Contact us for a free estimate.

What is WPC?

WPC (wood plastic composite) is a highly advanced core typically used with luxury vinyl flooring (LVF). This core gives an extra level of protection, as it won’t peel or ripple no matter how much water is present and makes the flooring thicker and ultra-waterproof.

It also makes the vinyl thicker and more durable.

Style-wise, you get everything that LVF offers including the realistic mimicry of wood, tile, and stone in a large assortment of colors, patterns, designs, and species. Special features, such as texture, making it look wire-brushed, hand-scraped and distressed.

Keep in mind, however, that while all waterproof flooring WPC is always LVF, not all luxury vinyl is WPC.

Where to Install?

The material has such a high-end look; we're seeing it in every room in the house and some of the more expensive homes. It is especially good for:

  1. Kitchens: Appliance floods, leaky pipes, soil and moisture dragged in on shoes, damp towels from pools, as well as everyday activities like cooking, all create water and humidity.

  2. Bathrooms: In this high moisture room, wood floors are never recommended because water warps wood. Stone from the quarry is very expensive, and tile can also be pricey.

  3. This is a room where we create moisture just by taking steamy showers.

  4. Basements: Wood floors can never be installed anywhere that’s lower than the first floor because of moisture and water concerns. This is a good alternative if you want that look.

  5. Laundry Room: This room often serves as a transition to the rest of the house and is, more and more, becoming fashionable. Washing machine hoses, when corroded, spew gallons of water.