All flooring, even standard carpeting, and hardwood resist water and liquid spills. That means the floor won't be damaged if cleanup is immediate. Some materials are naturally waterproof, while others can be modified to repel water. You can find a flooring to meet your needs at Hessler Floor Covering. We have a showroom in Punta Gorda, Fort Myers, and Naples, Florida.
Carpet and hardwood
There's no reason to shy away from carpeted floors because you have pets. Easy-clean brands like Mohawk's SmartStrand are designed for pet owners. Similarly, there's no reason to discount wood flooring because an area is exposed to moisture. Engineered wood, which has a plywood base under a surface layer of hardwood, tolerates moisture.
Natural stone and ceramic
Clay-based ceramic tile is only waterproof when glazed, but porcelain, a type of ceramic, is inherently impervious. As a result, porcelain is the most durable type of tile on the market. Natural stones like marble, slate, and granite have different characteristics, but most are porous. Therefore, a stone floor must be sealed and then resealed periodically.
Water spilled on standard laminate planks and tiles must be cleaned up immediately to avoid possible structural change. In general, waterproof flooring brands can repel water for about one day. However, damage may occur if not wiped or mopped up in the amount of time noted in the manufacturer's product specifications.
Luxury vinyl flooring is synonymous with ‘peace of mind’ when it comes to water absorption.
Trendy vinyl plank flooring, as well as luxury vinyl tile, tolerates standing water. Both LVP and LVT flooring, like laminate, mimic natural flooring materials. This attractive, worry-free floor covering has a lifespan of about 25 years.
Family-owned Hessler Floor Covering's experienced installation team can install any floor. Each project begins with a free in-home estimate. We have been bringing high-quality flooring and services to Southwest Florida since 1951. Estero, Port Charlotte, Bonita Springs, and Cape Coral are located in our service area.