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  • Why It’s Worth Investing In Waterproof Flooring Over Non Waterproof Vinyl

    December 22nd, 2022

    Vinyl is an incredibly versatile and practical flooring option. However, it is best suited in some rooms than others. Any room where hardwearing flooring is required will benefit from good-quality vinyl. However, not all vinyl is suited for every purpose, and quality can vary. There are lots of vinyl options on the market, from traditional vinyl, to luxury click-vinyl tiles, waterproof and water-resistant vinyl.

    Here we are going to look at the differences between waterproof and non-waterproof vinyl flooring and the benefits.

    What is waterproof vinyl flooring?

    As you might have already worked out, waterproof vinyl does just what it says; it repels water. Therefore, spilt water cannot penetrate the flooring and cause damage. Water resistant and waterproof also have differences. If only water resistant, the flooring resists water but over time water damage can still occur.

    Superior waterproof vinyl flooring from Pro-Tek™ has a 100% waterproof core and an impact-resistant surface. This means it is totally waterproof, and water cannot penetrate the surface.

    This luxury vinyl flooring is ideal in any room of the home, and it comes with a built-in underlay, so there is no need to purchase additional underlay. It is perfect for both residential and commercial environments and looks superb.

    Whether you are looking to install flooring in a busy bar, restaurant or family home, high-quality waterproof vinyl flooring will last for many years and look great.

    Why is waterproof vinyl important?

    When you take into account that water is one of the leading causes of damage to properties, with water damage being the second most frequent cause of claims on homeowners insurance, it does pay to install waterproof flooring.

    Standard vinyl flooring isn’t waterproof and is often made from as few as four layers. With water spillages, standard vinyl flooring can, over time, become damaged and needs replacing.

    Pro-Tek™ waterproof flooring, on the other hand, is made from 100% waterproof material. It is the thickest waterproof flooring on the market, made from seven premium layers, including a wood-plastic composite core.

    Is waterproof vinyl flooring worth it?

    Superior quality waterproof vinyl can be used in any area of properties, and it is well worth the outlay as it lasts for many years. It is a no-brainer for kitchens and bathrooms, along with commercial properties.

    Bear in mind water damage can be severe. We are not just talking about a dropped glass of water on the floor. Flooring and home water damage can be caused by storms, burst pipes, floods and washing machine or freezer breakdowns.

    Do you really need waterproof flooring?

    Waterproof flooring is essential in residential and commercial properties’ bathrooms and kitchens. However, it can be used in any room, and if you are installing vinyl throughout the whole of the property, it is worth considering paying that little bit more for waterproof flooring.

    While the initial outlay may be a little more expensive than normal vinyl, in the long run, it pays, as the flooring will last for many years and comes with a good warranty. 

    The benefits of Pro-Tek™ Waterproof vinyl flooring

    So, you know that Pro-Tek™ waterproof vinyl flooring has a waterproof core and built-in underlay, which is perfect for the busier areas of residential and commercial properties, but what other benefits are there over non-waterproof vinyl?

    Just a few of the benefits include:

    • Reduction in noise due to the thickness of flooring;
    • Works well with underfloor heating;
    • Easy and fast to install thanks to click locking system;
    • Hard wearing and low maintenance;
    • Wide range of choices and options;
    • Suitable for residential and commercial properties.

    Helps to reduce noise

    Pro-Tek™ waterproof vinyl flooring helps with noise reduction thanks to the thickness and built-in underlay. This makes it a great choice for installation in properties such as apartments.

    This is something that normal cheaper vinyl flooring cannot brag about, as it is too thin and doesn’t generally come with underlay.

    A great choice to cover underfloor heating

    Underfloor heating is a popular choice of heating, and waterproof vinyl from Pro-Tek™  is fully compatible with this heating option.

    Quick and easy to lay

    Thanks to the flooring having a built-in locking system, Pro-Tek™ flooring is extremely quick and easy to install. What’s more, the flooring can even be laid over the existing floor with minimal preparation for the floor.

    Typical thin, non-waterproof vinyl flooring can often be challenging to put down, and of course, as it is thin and doesn’t come with its underlay, you have to pay out for additional materials to go under it.

    Hard-wearing and low maintenance

    Pro-Tek™ waterproof vinyl flooring is 100% waterproof, which means it is extremely hardwearing. It is scratchproof, making it an ideal choice for families with pets. The flooring even comes with a lifetime guarantee when installed in residential properties and its Excel range carries a 30-year warranty for commercial.

    This is not something that is generally offered when buying and laying cheaper traditional vinyl flooring. Usually, vinyl has no more than a 15-year warranty and is prone to cracking and breaking.

    Plenty of choices and options

    There is a Pro-Tek™ flooring choice for everyone, with more than 64 colour choices in two ranges and six collections. This means whether you are looking for flooring for kitchens, bathrooms, dining rooms, living rooms or commercial flooring, you have a wide choice to choose from. 

    Suitable for residential and commercial properties

    High-quality waterproof vinyl flooring is suitable for both residential and commercial properties and any room.

    Purchase Pro-Tek™ waterproof vinyl flooring

    For waterproof flooring that lasts, you can find Pro-Tek™ luxury waterproof vinyl flooring on our website. We offer a huge range to ensure there is a style and colour perfect for any room in both residential and commercial properties.

    You can register a trade account with us today and gain access to exclusive discounts and benefits. 

    Whether looking for a comfortable, cushioned bedroom vinyl, hardwearing bathroom, kitchen dining room or flooring for underfloor heating in the living room, we stock it. Check out our superior waterproof flooring brochure to find out more information and see the range of choices available. Alternatively, call us at 020 3917 5550 to discuss your flooring requirements. 


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