With bathrooms and kitchens, moisture problems and water damage needs to be high factors for any design choice. No area is more important than in your flooring! And waterproof flooring solutions are the best choice.
Every product you look at has to have the matching criteria; attractive, long-lasting and 100% waterproof.
It may not be necessary to waterproof your kitchen flooring. Some homeowners choose to make it water-resistant to work reasonably well. The ideal method for waterproofing is selecting a product that combines all of the visual wow factors with reinforced properties to keep it secure.
Can I Waterproof My Floor?
You could use a waterproof membrane or seal your subfloor before installing a kitchen floor, using primers, caulk and membrane before installation. However, there are risks to consider.
The water potential trapped underneath your flooring is one of the problems. Mould and mildew will result from this misstep which can lead to health diseases following long-term exposure. Pest problems may also arise with excessive moisture as well as structural decay.
If water penetrates through your subfloor and reaches the base planks, the wooden frameworks can rust and degrade – leading to overall weakness and a risk to your home.
The expense of waterproofing your kitchen floor is one of the main drawbacks financially. Water-resistant flooring is known to cost extra – and that is before you factor in various waterproofing supplies and equipment.
Potential moisture problems can also result in improper installation in underfloor membranes and water-resistant flooring. If there are holes in the flooring or sections of the subfloor not covered by the membrane, potential water damage factors are much higher.
It is now possible to effortlessly replicate the look of stone, hardwood and ceramics in an engineered vinyl fashion in both tile and plank form. Vinyl flooring such as Invictus and Quick-Step vinyl flooring are among the best solutions for kitchen flooring due to their 100% waterproofing – whilst cushioned underfoot and extremely simple to clean and maintain.
Due to its extreme durability and strength, vinyl flooring brands such as Karndean Click vinyl flooring have seen resurgence in popularity in bathrooms. With stead-fast strength against foot traffic, wear and tear and slip resistance, this budget-friendly flooring option bestows luxury whilst not stretching the finances.
At Floorbay, we understand how water risk factors into your home design, and we bring many options to the table for you to find the right choice. Contact our friendly team today to find your ideal solution in kitchen and bathroom flooring.