Child- and pet-friendly waterproof flooring is both attractive and practical. You can easily clean up spills without worrying about damage to your floor. J.Z. Star Flooring is a family-owned waterproof flooring retailer in Oakland Park, Florida, that offers a variety of waterproof brands. We have many other floor coverings in our showroom too.

Laminate and tile

Porcelain and ceramic are made of clay and other natural materials. Porcelain is considerably harder and denser than ceramic since it is kiln fired under more pressure and at a higher temperature. Porcelain tile is virtually impervious to damage from water, and glazed ceramic also repels water. Tile-like laminate is made of wood so it is not naturally water-resistant. However, new technology has taken laminate flooring to a new level. Brands like Mohawk’s  RevWood Plus traps spills on the surface, which keeps liquids from seeping between tiles and causing damage. Instructions that come with some brands note that liquid must be cleaned up in a reasonable amount of time or the floor will be damaged.

Luxury vinyl flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring that has a wood plastic composite (WPC) core can be soaked in water, and it won’t swell or sustain any type of damage. This durable and stable engineered material is composed of recycled wood pulp and plastic composites. Planks that have a stone plastic composite (SPC) core, made of limestone powder, are waterproof too. Luxury vinyl is scratch, dent, stain, and wear-resistant, and it is often backed by a 15- to 30-year warranty. A realistic stone, ceramic, or wood design layer is a component of this floor covering. A wear layer protects the design. To ensure durability, look for a brand that has a thick wear layer. If you have pets and an active family, consider 20-mil or higher. The best wear layer has a protective coating.

J.Z. Star Flooring is a waterproof flooring store that serves the Oakland, Florida, area. In addition to free in-home measurement and flooring installation, our extensive services include kitchen and bathroom remodeling, cabinetry, painting, and furniture removal. We offer complimentary in-home and office appointments. Use our online ‘request an estimate’ form to schedule a meeting with one of our project specialists.