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February 22, 2021

Waterproof Flooring: Types, Benefits, Installation and Costs

Whether you’re upgrading your home or building a new property, it’s important to make sure that your property will stand the test of time. With waterproof flooring, you can be sure that your floors will stay looking fantastic for years ahead. Carpets stain, and wood can warp, but with waterproof flooring, you can be sure that your floors will be protected from whatever life can throw at them. 

What Is Waterproof Flooring?

Waterproof flooring is made with an added barrier that works to stop moisture from soaking into the flooring, protecting it from warping, cracking, or other water-related damage making it perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, or mudrooms. 

Advantages of Waterproof Flooring

Waterproof flooring has a wide range of advantages against normal flooring, thanks to it being both incredibly durable and also being perfectly suited to any room on the property. 

Thanks to its repelling moisture, waterproof flooring lasts much longer than normal flooring. By not letting moisture soak into the flooring, you can be sure to avoid warping, swelling, and mould from developing in your floors. A water-damaged floor doesn’t just look bad but can be expensive to replace or repair.

Another advantage that waterproof flooring has over normal types of flooring is that it is often more resistant to extreme weather. When temperatures reach blistering highs or freezing lows, it can cause normal flooring to expand or contract, and this can cause a wide range of problems or damage to your flooring. 

Perth is home to some of the harshest weather conditions in the world, and it’s important for your property to be prepared to face them. Extreme conditions, like direct heat and extreme cold, require waterproofing floorings that can handle expansion and contractions.

Another benefit of waterproof is that it is easy to keep clean, making it ideal not just for bathrooms flooring but for your kitchen space too! Cooking can get messy, so it pays to be prepared with a flooring solution that boasts excellent water resistance.

The durability and easy-to-clean nature of waterproof flooring also make it ideal for kids and pets. It can be almost impossible to stop your kids and furry friends from making a mess or bringing dirt inside. With waterproof flooring, you can rest easy knowing that no matter how messy your floors get they won’t be damaged and they’ll be simple to clean. 

Whether you’re looking for commercial flooring or residential flooring, installing waterproof flooring will keep you prepared for any problems that might happen.

Types of Waterproof Flooring

There are several types of waterproof flooring options available. You’re sure to find something to suit any room on your property, and something suitable for both residential and commercial flooring. 

Vinyl

One of the most attractive and popular choices for flooring in modern homes, waterproof vinyl flooring can withstand the wear and tear of busy family life while still providing the look of real timber. The experts at Jupps have a wide range of vinyl flooring available

Waterproof vinyl flooring also has a transparent outer layer that protects scratches, stains, and dents. With an incredible level of durability and fantastic visual appeal, Vinyl is one of the most popular waterproof flooring choices for Australian properties, especially in Perth. 

Ceramic and Porcelain

This type of tile flooring is popular in kitchens, bathrooms, and even living rooms. Ceramic and porcelain tiles have a rigid core and a glaze on their surface that resists moisture and spills. 

This high-level of waterproofing means that cleaning ceramic and porcelain flooring is incredibly easy. A quick vacuum and mop every now and then are all you need to keep your floors in top condition. 

Ceramic and porcelain tiling is perfect for your kitchen or bathroom, whether you’re renovating your home or improving your commercial space. Get inspired by looking at the diverse range of tiles available on our online store.

Natural Stone

While natural stone flooring can be very expensive, it creates a distinct and unique look for any room that it’s in. A wide variety of stones are available, and no two pieces will be the exact same. 

Natural stone flooring will be highly durable while still imbuing your property with luxury.

Unfortunately, the high upfront cost of natural stone is paired with high maintenance costs. Natural stone must be sealed regularly, and this can weigh heavy on your wallet. 

Engineered Hardwood

Conventional timber flooring is simply not built to resist moisture and water-related damage. Thankfully, you can still get the fantastic look of wood in your bathrooms and kitchens without the worry of warping or bowing. 

Engineered hardwood flooring is built by stacking several layers of plywood on top of each other before being finished with a final layer of natural wood. This construction makes this flooring more resistant to warping and bowing than standard wood flooring. 

Be aware, however, that you’ll still need to clean up any moisture or wet areas quickly. Engineered hardwood flooring is very water repellent, but it isn’t completely waterproof like other flooring solutions might be.

Installation

The waterproof flooring process can change depending on what type of waterproof flooring you are using. It’s important to do your research and check that you have all the correct equipment that you’ll need. 

If you’re not confident in installing waterproof flooring yourself, there’s no shame in asking for some help.

The friendly team at Jupps have a number of highly qualified installers and consultants that can help you with your residential or commercial flooring project.

Cost

Prices vary from material to material and depending on how much flooring supply you’ll need. To get the most accurate information on pricing, get in touch with the experts at Jupps.

We’ll provide a free measure and quote so that you’ll have all the help you need to make an informed decision when installing waterproof flooring for your property in Perth.

If you’re looking for commercial flooring, we also provide supply and installation for commercial properties. Enjoy our fast turn-around and expert skill honed over 40 years of service to the greater Perth community. 

Find the high-quality waterproof flooring solution to best meet your needs with the friendly team at Jupps, and make sure your floors stand the test of time.