Water-Resistant vs. Waterproof Flooring: What is the Difference?

Water-Resistant vs. Waterproof Flooring: What is the Difference? | Flowers Flooring

Choosing flooring that fits your lifestyle can be a bit overwhelming. There are literally thousands of options available to you. Flooring has come a long way in the past few years and now new features and benefits are available. What you really should be looking for is flooring that will still be beautiful year after year and stand up to the test of kids, pets, time and water. Our sales team at Flowers Flooring field a lot of questions about water-resistant and waterproof flooring. There can certainly be some confusion of the difference. This blog will outline the difference between the two.

Water-Resistant Flooring

There is no escaping it. Floors will end up with some degree of moisture exposure, whether it is through the air or the occasional spill. For this reason, it is critical that your flooring has a layer of protection. Wood floors are the most common example of water-resistant flooring. If you clean up minor spills promptly, no water will breach the outer layer and damage the core of the floor. When you are considering what type of flooring will meet the needs of your family, think about location and proximity to water sources. Water-resistant flooring is a great option for areas with minimal risk of water exposure.


Waterproof Flooring

For the areas of your home with a greater chance of experiencing spills and splashes, waterproof flooring is a great option. If a product is labeled waterproof, that means it really and truly is impenetrable to water. Waterproof flooring can be exposed to water for any length of time and it will not be damaged. Waterproof flooring takes the worry out of water warping your floor, or causing it to swell, buckle, or otherwise break down due to water exposure.


Flowers Flooring has a wide range of both water-resistant flooring and waterproof flooring available. Our trained sales representatives can help you determine which is the best choice for your family. Stop by the Flowers Flooring showroom to view water-resistant and waterproof flooring samples or call to schedule a free in-home estimate and we will bring the samples to you. The showroom phone number is (704) 445-7750.


Flowers Flooring is a sales and installation flooring provider located in Cornelius, NC. We service the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Ballantyne, Rock Hill, Concord, Kannapolis and much more. Visit our showroom today to view carpet, vinyl plank, laminate, hardwood, and tile samples. Call to schedule a free in-home estimate (704) 445-7750. Our estimators will bring the samples to you so that you can shop for flooring from the comfort of your own home.