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Waterproof flooring: for ultimate protection

"But I don't live in a hurricane area! Why do I need waterproof?" A lot of things besides the weather cause floods, leaks, and moisture damage. They often pop up when you least expect it.

Kissingers Floor & Wall doesn’t want to just sell flooring to you. We want to help you pull a room together and transform your home.

Offering free estimates and measuring, as well as a no-charge installation, our showroom is in Berwick, PA and we serve Berwick, PA, Williamsport, PA, Scranton, PA, Schuylkill Haven, PA, Lehighton, PA, Millersburg, PA, Lewisburg, PA, Bloomsburg, PA, Danville, PA, and Hazleton, PA.

What are some of the things that create water?

  • A slow drain in another room. This one might surprise you, but once you understand how a plumbing system works, you’ll see. Each room doesn’t have its own set of pipes; there are connectors and joints all through the house. When a sink backs up, eventually it will make one of the connectors, the T-Pipe, overflow, and you’ll get a leak somewhere in the house.
  • Clogged outdoor drainpipes. Especially when the windows are open, they can create a lot of humidity which eventually becomes little pockets in the walls. Then you’ll see peeling and flaking.
  • Everyday activities: like showering or cooking can create moisture.
  • Appliances: like dishwashers can flood when the seals are broken, or the hoses corroded.

That’s just some. We bet you can come up with more.

Is waterproof flooring some heavy-duty industrial-looking material?

It's the latest version of luxury vinyl (LVF) a high end, chic, stylish mimic of wood, tile or stone. But don't take our word for it; go into a flooring store and explore the many colors, species, designs, and patterns. The images are created from 3-D photographs and are clear and accurate, showing every knot, raised grain, vivid pattern, bold color and veining of the real thing. Texturing features can make it look wire-brushed, hand-scraped or more. You can get it in matte or gloss finishes.

There are other benefits, as your flooring retailer will explain, about this waterproof superman:
  • Durability: All vinyl is strong, but this flooring comes with a WPC (wood plastic composite) core, as opposed to the traditional one. This gives it a higher level of waterproof capabilities and moisture protection; it won’t peel or ripple no matter what. The core also makes it thicker than traditional LVF.
  • Easy care: Sweep and mop.
  • Simple installation. DIY-friendly, the pieces just click together like a puzzle.