Three differences between waterproof floors and hardwood

Three differences between waterproof floors and hardwood

Waterproof flooring, an advanced version of luxury vinyl, offers amazingly realistic, vibrant images of wood, stone, and tile. In fact, all you have to do is walk through our showroom to see Briarfield Artifact Oak by Mohawk’s RevWood Select or a marble look like Trecento Calacatta by MSI.

You’ll see knots, grains, swirls, textures, and veining variations. The floors have depth and dimension.

Vinyl is manufactured, of course, and wood is natural. While both are long-lasting, hardwood has been known to last sometimes up to 100 years.

Both are appealing and highly stylish. Keep these in mind, however, when shopping for waterproof floors in Houston.

Liquid imperviousness

Some say they have trouble telling waterproof vinyl flooring from genuine wood. These floors, however, are completely waterproof and will handle anything from large leaks and floods to smaller spills.

They have a special construction with the WPC or SPC cores that will never peel or ripple. It doesn’t matter how much water there is or for how long it’s been there. 

In fact, we know someone who returned home after six months only to find an appliance flooded. Fortunately, he had waterproof floors, so there was no damage.


Any vinyl is trending hot, and waterproof vinyl flooring is no exception. Vinyl offers the greatest value per decorating dollar.

Installation, too, is easy on the wallet. The pieces can be glued down or installed via the floating floor technique: click, mat, and hover.

Low maintenance

All you need to do with waterproof flooring is sweep regularly and mop periodically with a manufacturer-approved cleaner.

Avoid waxy, shine-promoting cleaners. They'll destroy the finish and dull the floors.

Visit us for your waterproof flooring and more

You'll be impressed when you visit the Carpet Giant showroom. We have top brands of waterproof floors like Tarkett, Mannington, Daltile, Bruce, Revolution Mills, and more.

We've been in business since 1976. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will help you find the right waterproof flooring for your home. Visit us in Houston, TX. We service Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, The Woodlands, and Clear Lake.