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Waterproof Flooring Ideas
Waterproof Flooring Features
Potential Uses for Waterproof FlooringHere are just a few of the many ways to put our waterproof mat selections to use:
- Locker rooms
Benefits of Basement Waterproof FlooringIt has many valuable benefits that make it a favored option for various projects:
- Add versatility and improve the aesthetic of wet areas
- Increase safety by preventing standing liquids
- Traction for reduced slips and falls
- Never worry about leaks causing damage
- Install easily without professionals
- Remove and reposition as desired
- Choose from a variety of attractive styles and finishes
Some, especially those intended for outdoors use, offer additional benefits, like superior durability and even UV resistance.
Waterproof Flooring FeaturesConsider the following when comparing model to model.
Most waterproof floor mat outdoor models and outdoor foam tiles will feature perforation, which will allow excess waters to go through. Standing waters will not gather on the upper section. This is an important safety item that reduces the chance of falls.
Additionally, the material stays drier, so start using it again sooner after it rains.
The rate at which the drainage will occur will depend on the design of the perforations. If in an area that receives heavy rainfalls, or if it’s next to a pool where a lot of splashing is expected, seek out multiple larger perforations for optimum drainage.
Raised Plastic Base
Most feature a floating base design. This means that it is suspended above subfloors using tiny pegs. Air can freely circulate around the base, which speeds drying and helps to prevent mold and mildew growth. It can be paired with both perforated and nonperforated designs.
Nonperforated units reduce the amount of circulation, so they're not a smart choice for locations that will see heavy moisture, such as those that will be placed near a pool or in a locker room. If paired with perforated surfaces, it maximizes air circulation for faster drying, even in locales that experience large volumes of dampness.
This design means never worrying about pulling them up if leaks do occur. They are also excellent for spas, bathrooms, and other spots where no one wants to see mold growth.
Foams That Resist Dampness
If considering foams, then make sure to select those that use closed cells, rather than open cells, which do not keep moisture out.
Closed cell, meanwhile, is resistant to dampness or spills.
Revulcanized or Vulcanized
If shopping for waterproof rubber flooring, pay attention to the differences.
Standard or devulcanized rubber is not a terribly strong or dense type of rubber. When tires are recycled, they're devulcanized initially, which is absorbent for fluids, making for an unhealthy situation.
On the other hand, vulcanized is converted into a more durable, stronger product. Revulcanization is the same process, but it's used to treat previously devulcanized materials, such as the aforementioned recycled tires.
In short, vulcanized or revulcanized is protected from absorbing moisture.
Tips for Choosing Waterproof Flooring for BathroomThe following questions will help in choosing the right option for a project.
- Will it be used indoors or outdoors?
- How much direct sunlight will it receive?
- Will it need to withstand drastic temperature changes?
- Who will be using the surfaces and is there a falling risk?
- Is fatigue relief vital, such as in bathrooms kitchens and laundries, where people stand continuously?
- Is resistance to items like oil or grease important?
- How much traffic will it see?
- How easily will a repair or replacement be to perform?
- Will this be a DIY project?
- What type subflooring is present?
- Is a particular color scheme existing?
We've outlined some considerations for different usage plans below.
Waterproof Basement FlooringEveryone wants this to look great, but don’t trade off looks for a leak or a flood to destroy the floorings or to create mildew.
That's why floating waterproof flooring for basements is a frequent selection. Raised bases allow water and air to circulate beneath, promoting quick drying and removing odor. Waterproof foam floor tiles, waterproof carpet tiles, and waterproof floor mats for home are all available in a floating form.
Key features in waterproof foam mat products for basements include:
- Airflow underneath prevents odor formation
- Removable, so it can be pulled up and reinstalled if needed
- Comfortable designs that increase the livability
- Attractive finishes that suit the decor scheme
- Low maintenance and are easy to clean
Outdoors Waterproof FlooringThis serves numerous uses, from covering a deck or patio to converting a rooftop into a gathering place. It needs to be able to withstand the elements, including temperature fluctuations and UV light.
Features that showcase quality floorings for outside include:
- Traction for maximized safety
- Drains liquid away
- Materials that can survive harsh temperatures
- Durability that can withstand high amounts of traffic
- Versatile installation capabilities, including over rooftops, dirt, and grass
Floorings For Pools and SaunasIf working around a sauna, it must meet a number of demands. Many feature ASTM fall height ratings. This means that it is a forgiving surface that helps to absorb shock. In the case of a fall, it can help to minimize injury, a major benefit in areas where falls and slips are common.
For pools, seek out:
- Fall rating
- Comfort underfoot
- Perforations to maximize drainage of large amounts of rainwater
- Raise people’s feet away from liquid that's draining
- UV protection to keep it looking great for years
- Surfaces designed to maximize traction
Simple Installations ProcessMost of ours are modular, which are incredibly easy to install, saving the expense of a professional installation.
They connect together via a variety of systems, including a puzzle style interlock and a hook and loop system. The exact installation method will depend on the product in use and the location. In certain cases, adhesive may be needed for long term installations.
At Greatmats, customer satisfaction with each and every unit is our top priority. We work hard to ensure a great shopping experience, and even offer a price match guarantee. So buy with confidence, knowing the best price possible is always here. It's that dedication to our customers that has earned us an A+ Better Business Bureau rating.
Greatmats runs according to the Golden Rule: We treat you just as we would want to be treated. Whether we're helping find the right product for a project or ensuring that it arrives on time, we strive to deliver a quality experience.
For questions about our products, for a quote, or for a sample, contact our customer service team. We would be happy to help.
FAQ Waterproof Flooring Q&AWhat is the best waterproof flooring?
Select among vinyls, PVCs, laminate, and rubberized models. Consider the use case planned for the location and match it to the desired type of material.
What is the top waterproof vinyl plank flooring?
This style is outstanding in areas where liquids may spill, as they just pool on the surface until there’s time to wipe them up. Some of the luxury vinyl plank products will resemble solid hardwood in the wear layer, which is ideal for a variety of situations where real wood look flooring typically is in use. Our Max Tile is extremely popular, delivering excellent quality and style. Another option is a stone look tile or a solid color.
What is a water proof mat?
Large waterproof floor mats consisting of rubberized materials are popular picks where customers need both protection from spills as well as from heavy objects. Consider Fitness Diamond Black in a 4x6 size.
Are vinyl floors 100% waterproofed?
Yes, which gives them a huge advantage when used in locations that often are damp, like waterproof floor mats for dogs. This also ensures spills from the kids, a leaking washing machine, or something in between will not cause damage.
Are PVC floors waterproofed?
Yes, the majority of models are. If deploying PVCs in waterproof mats, manufacturers will create a lightweight material that also has the protection against spilled liquids that customers are seeking.