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Why It’s Worth Investing in Waterproof Flooring

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Vinyl is an incredibly versatile and practical flooring option.  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.We’re going to look at why it’s worth investing in waterproof vinyl flooring.


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.

The terms ‘water resistant’ and ‘waterproof’ also have differences. If the flooring isonly water resistant, it will be resilient to a point. 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 for any space. It is perfect for both residential and commercial environments. 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?

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. So even for rooms not normally associated with spills, it does pay to install waterproof flooring. What if there are leaks form pipes, roofs or wiindows, for example?

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 need replacing.

Pro-Tek™ waterproof flooring, on the other hand, is made from 100% waterproof material. Constructed from multiple high quality layers, it includes a waterproof core and commercial grade wear layer. 


Do You Really Need Waterproof Flooring?

Waterproof flooring is essential in rooms such as 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. This will protect you from water damage caused by storms, burst pipes, floods and washing machine or freezer breakdowns.

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. So it’s worth investing in waterproof flooring.


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. 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 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 60 colour choices across three ranges. 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.


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. 

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