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Waterproof vs. Water-Resistant Flooring: What You Need to Know



When it comes to flooring, the terms "waterproof" and "water-resistant" are often used interchangeably. However, there's a BIG difference. Waterproof flooring is completely impervious to water, making it ideal for bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. Water-resistant flooring, on the other hand, can handle moisture to some extent but will eventually allow penetration.


Pros and Cons:


Waterproof: Excellent for high-moisture areas, but generally costlier.

Water-resistant: More budget-friendly but requires quicker clean-up of spills.

Best Uses:


Waterproof: Bathrooms, kitchens, basements.

Water-resistant: Living rooms, bedrooms.

Understanding your home’s needs can help you make an informed decision about which flooring to choose.


Considering a flooring upgrade? Contact our team at Norman Floorcovering to discuss the best moisture-resistant options for your home.


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