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Waterproof Flooring

Waterproof Flooring Options


For families who live active lifestyles and need a floor that they can easily care for and almost never have to worry about, waterproof flooring should be considered. Waterproof flooring is the best low maintenance option for families who have children and pets in their home. Bishops Carpet One Floor & Home in Ithaca, NY carries several different types of waterproof flooring including luxury vinyl, tile, and even carpet. We work with you and to answer any questions you may have and to find the product that works best for you and your family!


What Makes a Floor Waterproof?


Water resistance in flooring means that the particular element of the floor has been designed to withstand water better than it normally would. Most floors have an aluminum oxide coating which is close to waterproof, but the seams or gaps between planks aren’t, so the floor itself is not waterproof. Waterproof flooring on the other hand features a waterproof surface and watertight gaps between the planks, so they can handle anything from an accidental spill to the sink overflowing.


Benefits of Waterproof Flooring


Waterproof flooring comes with several different benefits. Not only will you get time back from your weekly cleaning routine, but you also no longer have to worry about accidentally missing a spill or mess. Waterproof flooring creates a watertight seal between your floors and subfloors, so accidental messes will not cause long-term damage. Waterproof flooring is also a hypoallergenic option because there is nowhere for dust or dirt to hide, and because it does not absorb moisture, there is nowhere for bacteria to thrive and grow.



Below are a few different waterproof flooring options to consider for your home.



Daltile Ceramic

Tile Flooring


Bathroom tile can be more than just flooring. We offer bathroom tile options like ceramic, porcelain, and stone. Tile flooring features several different benefits such as being durable, easy to maintain, and resistance to moisture. Other ways you can use tile in your bathroom includes having a custom tiled shower, custom backsplash wall tile, and even tub surrounds.



Water Resistant Carpet


Waterproof carpet is changing the way you look at carpet in your home. Our exclusive carpet brand Tigress® H2O features innovative technology that prevents water from soaking through your carpet to the padding underneath and to your subfloor. These are the best carpets for families who have young children and pets running around their home.



Carpet IR Tigressa
COREtec Plus

Luxury Vinyl Flooring


Most luxury vinyl flooring options feature some sort of moisture resistance, but there luxury vinyl flooring options that are 100% waterproof. Luxury vinyl has the ability to mimic the exact look and feel of hardwood and stone flooring, but comes with added benefits such as being easy to clean, easy to install, and its resistance to moisture and waterproof qualities.