Porcelain and ceramic tile and luxury vinyl planks and tiles are waterproof flooring types often installed in basements, bathrooms, mudrooms, and kitchens. Some laminate flooring is waterproof too. Bob's Carpet & Flooring offers waterproof flooring in the Tampa Bay, Florida, area. Our 16 locations serve St Petersburg, Brandon, Largo, Carrollwood, Clearwater, Wesley Chapel, New Port Richey, Sarasota, Lakeland, Venice, Brooksville, and Ocala.
Clay-based ceramic tile is waterproof only when it is glazed. Porcelain, a type of ceramic, is inherently waterproof. Slip ratings are available from tile manufacturers.
Luxury vinyl flooring
Luxury vinyl is a multi-layer synthetic flooring that imitates hardwood, stone, and ceramic flooring. Planks and tiles that have a wood-plastic composite or a stone plastic composite core are waterproof. WPC and SPC flooring can be wet for long periods without damage. Also, luxury vinyl flooring, like sealed stone tile and glazed ceramic tile, resists stains.
Laminate flooring also mimics hardwood, stone, and ceramic flooring. While some laminate brands are waterproof, a manufacturer's guidelines need to be reviewed for specifics. Typically, the flooring repels water for up to 30 hours. After the listed timeframe expires, the flooring may sustain damage if the water is not removed.
Bob's Carpet & Flooring is a family-owned and operated retail flooring business that also offers flooring installation. Our service begins with a free in-home estimate that includes an installation plan, which notes seam placement, unique cuts, and more. If you are considering waterproof floors and live in the southwest Florida area, visit us or take advantage of our convenient shop at home service. It's easy to contact us by returning our online form.