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What is SPC flooring and why do you need it?

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This is one of several types of waterproof flooring, sometimes referred to as SPC rigid core. It's another version of luxury vinyl, engineered to be thicker, more durable, dent-resistant, and constructed with the technologically advanced SPC (stone plastic composite) core. There are several types ...
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Waterproof Floors

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Best rooms for waterproof flooringWhen we hear the phrase waterproof flooring, we automatically think of very wet places like the kitchen and bath, but the fact is that any room can be just as prone to spills, leaks, and tracked-in moisture. For example, it's not unusual to snack or eat meals in ...
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What is SPC flooring?

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SPC flooring is another name for engineered vinyl, waterproof flooring that mimics hardwood, stone, or tile and uses the SPC core. Other impermeable options include WPC floors, luxury vinyl, and tile. To find out which may be right for you, come into Carpet Giant when looking for waterproof floors ...
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Five significant trends this year for waterproof floors

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Modern convenience, high style, and affordability are just a few things you'll experience with waterproof flooring, which, in and of itself, is a trend, especially with today's busy, active families. These products include stylish, high-end designs while providing function, low maintenance, and, in ...
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How durable will my waterproof flooring be?

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No matter which waterproof flooring material you choose, you're sure to get excellent scratch resistance as part of the floor covering's benefit. Since there are various material options available in this line, we'll tell you a little more about what you can expect with certain materials.Waterproof ...
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Is rigid core flooring waterproof?

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Rigid core flooring is one of the best options for your home if you need waterproof materials. They are 100% waterproof, so they will never contract, expand, buckle, or swell, leaving you with great-looking floors, even when exposed to liquids.Waterproof flooring is an excellent choiceOnce you take ...
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Does water-resistant mean the same as waterproof?

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No.  Water-resistant may seem almost waterproof, but there is still a chance that water can trickle through, resulting in stains on flooring, as well as peeling and rippling.  Waterproof flooring is entirely impervious to water and is typically made of completely watertight materials, such as vinyl....
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So, what are the benefits of waterproof floors?

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Think about it — water is a part of our daily lives. We drink it when we are thirsty, we bathe in it when we are dirty, and we wash with it when things need to be cleaned. That is the way we want the water to work, at least. But what about spills, or perhaps that water-balloon that your child ...
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Will waterproof flooring work with my decor?

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It doesn't matter if your home decor is modern urban, California cottage, rustic, farmhouse, traditional or retro because there is indeed a style for everyone, with the product following every current trend. Some of the looks you can accomplish with these floors include wood, stone, and tile, all ...
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Is waterproof flooring scratch resistant?

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Yes, these floors are most definitely scratch resistant! Waterproof flooring is engineered luxury vinyl flooring (LVF), but with different cores. It has a top, thick, clear, melamine layer that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs and makes it impossible to "walk-off" the image. Ask a ...
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Can waterproof flooring be floating?

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Can waterproof flooring be floating? That’s a great question, and one we intend to address right here. We’ll look at the characteristics of both and whether they can work together or not.When considering this type of flooring, it’s best to have the facts, and we’re happy to provide them. We believe ...
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What is waterproof flooring made of?

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Waterproof flooring brings not only the amazing peace of mind that comes with knowing you are completely protected against water damage. It also brings stunning beauty, fantastic durability, and a lifespan that can give you up to fifty years or more with proper care and maintenance.If you’ve been ...
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Does waterproof flooring need an underlayment?

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Underlayments are used in a variety of flooring types, for a variety of different reasons. In some cases, it is to create a moisture or heat barrier, reduce noise levels, or create more underfoot comfort with certain materials. Today, we’re going to look at whether waterproof flooring needs an ...
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Is luxury vinyl flooring waterproof?

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Yes, luxury vinyl is a type of waterproof flooring. It is composed of numerous layers that, combined with the thick protective aluminum-coated wear sheet, protect against spills, as well as scratches, scuffs, and dents.It’s especially appropriate for installation in higher-than-normal moisture ...
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