Luxury vinyl flooring: How long does waterproof protection last?

Luxury vinyl flooring: How long does waterproof protection last?

Some luxury vinyl plank flooring offers waterproof protection for up to 16 hours. That exact number, however, depends upon quality. 

Please continue reading to learn more about luxury vinyl flooring and waterproof protection.

Thicker is better

Luxury vinyl flooring comes in thicknesses ranging from 6 mm to 12 mm. This flooring should be at least 8 or 9 mm but preferably higher, especially if you require extra waterproofing,

Wear layers are measured separately. They should measure 20 mils.

How is luxury vinyl waterproof flooring made?

This floor is made from waterproof materials. Therefore, the capability is inherent, needing no special coatings.

Luxury vinyl flooring is also layered, making it five times thicker than the original. Just over the design sheet is a transparent, melamine wear layer.

The wear layer protects the floor from wear and keeps spills from absorbing.

Is water-resistant the same as waterproof?

No. When something is waterproof, it is completely impenetrable. It can be spilled on or submerged without damage.

Water-resistant means it will repel for a short while. However, it will break through and soak, stain, peel, and ripple unless wiped immediately.

Get stunning designs with LVT and LVP flooring

Run, don’t walk, to see the LVT or LVP flooring. And forget about any memories you may have about the vinyl of past decades.

You'll see designs in our showroom–such as Auburn-Vintage Oak (a wood look) by Tarkett or Great Plains (a stone look) by Shaw Industries.

The floors have depth, dimension, and textured looks. In addition, luxury vinyl is ultra-durable and low maintenance. Installation is also uncomplicated and installed via glue-down or floating floor.

Top flooring choice in the Providence area

We're a family-owned, award-winning business–with strong ties to the community. Every customer is treated like family with the same attention to detail and superior service–whether your choice is luxury vinyl flooring, hardwood, carpet, or another surface.

Massud & Sons has been operating since 1972 in Central Falls, RI. We service Lincoln, Cumberland, Smithfield, and Providence.