It’s no secret; rain, humidity and water sports are kind of integrated into the heart of the panhandle and bay areas.
And with so much rain expected over the long Memorial Day weekend, we can’t help but wonder: how does all this moisture impact our home’s interior?
The answer is, it’s not good. From mold to structural damage, too much moisture in our home can spell bad news – and there’s certainly plenty of moisture to go around in the Tampa Bay area, especially over the next several days.
Fortunately, the industry has responded to this need with a renewed focus on waterproof flooring. And flooring of all types and style, including hardwood, tile, vinyl and even carpet are benefiting from it.
Why Choose Waterproof Flooring?
It’s always best to solve a problem at the beginning. Unfortunately, the effects of moisture in the flooring aren’t always obvious right away. Mold, one of the most common problems associated with subfloor moisture, is typically smelled before it is seen – but the source of that odor may not be immediately known. Structural damage to both the flooring and even home can also result from trapped moisture, but it typically isn’t noticed until the damage has become significant.
How Waterproof Flooring Protects Your Home
It may be surprising to see that carpet offers some of the top selections in waterproof flooring. However, it is actually among the most effective types at resisting moisture. For example, the LifeGuard® backing including with many modern carpet lines is designed to prevent spills from seeping through, allowing them to stay in place until they can be wiped away with ease. This means that moisture never reaches the subfloor. And high performance fibers, including the R2X® strands, are engineered to prevent spills and mositure from soaking in.
LifeGuard® is also used as a waterproof core for vinyl hard surface flooring. The Fold-n-Tap™ installation process also locks moisture out from seeping through the crevices between each panel. On top of that, it’s available in a variety of styles and can perfectly mimic the beauty of less water resistant materials. Rampart Plus offers a great example.
You’ll find a variety of stylish selections in our Waterproof Flooring Destination line. To see and experience the many selections for yourself, be sure to visit our flooring showroom in Largo! You can also give us a call at 727-584-3711. We are happy and ready to serve the flooring needs of Largo, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and the entire Tampa Bay area!