Water damage is a pain! Whether it’s the result of an invasive flash flood, a newly discovered slab leak beneath the house, or a well-meaning (but accident-prone) toddler, water can cause lasting deterioration on your hardwood and/or laminate flooring. To help you keep your flooring safe, here’s a quick guide on combating water damage.
What Happens to Laminate and Hardwood Flooring When it Gets Wet?
At first, nothing. Most laminate and hardwood floors are safe as long as you quickly clean up the water and residual moisture. If the flooring absorbs the fluid however, it can start to warp the material. Leftover moisture can even result in mold and mildew growth in the floor. If your flooring has absorbed too much moisture, you’ll need to promptly call your local DFW hardwood floor restoration company.
What is Waterproof Flooring?
While your exquisite Pergo laminate flooring may offer limited water resistance, it isn’t waterproof. If you’re looking for a true waterproof material, you can automatically rule out hardwood and laminates. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy flooring that simulates the appearance of natural wood. There are several great waterproof options, including…
- Mock-wood tile
- Vinyl plank
- Ceramic Tile
- Porcelain Tile
The best waterproof flooring will have a protective top layer for everyday wear and tear, with a dense under-layer of rigid material. There are numerous options available on the market nowadays. Even if your heart is set on a beautiful wood floor, you can find faux-wood options that are just as eye catching.
Professional Installation for Your Water Resistant Flooring
Tired of expensive water damage to your hardwood or laminate flooring? We’d love to help you find the material that’s right for your home, including waterproof flooring from our extensive selection. If you’d like to learn more, give us a call at 817.861.3737.