Four Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Waterproof Floor
- Is my floor constantly wet for extended periods of time?
- Do I have a beachfront property?
- Does my home flood often? (Or certain rooms, like a bathroom, kitchen, or basement)
- Do I live in a house with leaky pipes or leaky roof?
If you answer yes to any of the questions above, a water-safe floor may be right for you.
Keep reading to find out why your home may need a floor that can stand up to water.
Is my floor constantly wet for extended periods of time?
Sunrooms and pool houses with hot tubs and swimming pools are examples of areas with excess water and humidity. Mudrooms and basements in areas with long snow-covered winter months can seem to never dry out from all the snowmelt. For these areas, choosing a waterproof floor can give you peace of mind that it won’t be destroyed after a pool party or a record breaking snowfall.
Do I have beachfront property?
Humidity and hurricanes wreak havoc on natural wood products. Although proper acclimation can help minimize the amount of damage, if you’ve had flooding before, a water-safe floor may survive another one.
Does my home flood often?
Homes located in a flood plain can experience flooding more often than those living outside flood prone areas. Like we mentioned before, no floor can withstand torrential flooding. Even so, a waterproof floor may withstand minor flooding better than other options. To know if the floor can, check the manufacturer’s warranty and installation instructions.
Do I live in a house with leaky pipes or leaky roof?
It’s unfortunate that some homes seem prone to leaks. Perhaps from shoddy construction or ongoing environmental forces (like tornados, earthquakes, or floods), some homes never seem to get a break from leaks. In this case, it may be good to choose a waterproof floor in rooms that are near those leak-prone fixtures or areas.