At Dalton Carpet Outlet, we get this question a lot. We can answer with confidence that, yes, luxury vinyl flooring is waterproof. Let's discuss this below.

Construction

When it comes to luxury vinyl, it is constructed in layers. The lowest layer, the backing, is waterproof to prevent mold and mildew from growing. The core layer is made of PVC. This is a standard construction material that is entirely resistant to water. It resists water no matter the length of time of exposure. Next, it depends on if it is a plank or tile to have a plastic composite wood or plastic composite tile in the core. Next is the imaging layer. This is where the magic is because this layer has depth to it. This means that if you gouge the floor, you won't see it because of the depth of this layer. Finally comes the top coating, tough melamine covering that resists scratches, scuffs, and nicks.

Format

Luxury vinyl flooring comes in two formats: LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) or LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank). LVP comes in a narrow plank with different widths and lengths, depending on your preference. It is flexible and molds nicely to the subfloor. On the other hand, LVT is more firm and comes in a standard tile format, but grout can be added to the overall visuals of the tile.

Appearance

LVP can take on the appearance of any wood-look that you desire; cherry, oak, walnut, or ash. LVP can deliver this to you with a detail of grains and whorls, and knots in the image. On the other hand, LVT can match any tile, stone, or granite-looking image. It can even have texture added to it. The imaging is so precise for LVP and LVT that you swear you look at the real thing.

Visit us today for your luxury vinyl flooring needs


At Dalton Carpet Outlet, we are here for you. Our showrooms are in several places: Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Appleton, Green Bay, and Oshkosh. They have plenty of luxury vinyl samples for you to look at and decide on. In addition, we serve the Northeast of Wisconsin. So, we have plenty of showrooms for you to come to and find suitable luxury vinyl for your home. Call us today!