A humid climate is a perfect place for waterproof flooring

A humid climate is a perfect place for waterproof flooring

Luxury vinyl, an attractive manufactured floor covering that imitates other flooring materials, effectively adapts to the hot and humid Florida climate. This durable waterproof flooring is scratch and stain resistant, as well as low maintenance.

Hessler Floor Covering offers a great selection of vinyl planks and tiles at our Punta Gorda, Fort Myers, and Naples, Florida showrooms.


Ideal indoor humidity, or the amount of water vapor in the air, is about 40 percent, meaning the air is 40 percent as moist as possible. When this humidity level is maintained, mold growth beneath your floors is discouraged. Luxury vinyl flooring expands and contracts during humidity and temperature fluctuations, so expansion gaps are part of the installation process.

Waterproof flooring

High-quality luxury vinyl flooring is 100 percent waterproof, so spills and faulty appliances are never a problem. It is waterproof if a vinyl plank or tile has a wood plastic composite (WPC) or a stone plastic composite (SPC) core layer. Expect this type of long-lasting flooring to feature a thick transparent surface layer to protect the wood or tile image layer from daily wear.

Click-lock design

Some luxury vinyl flooring is designed to click and lock together so installers can construct a floating floor, while others are glued down. Underlayment is placed beneath floating floors to enhance their performance. A vapor barrier can be attached to the underlayment to resist moisture, especially if the subfloor is concrete.

Visit us for your waterproof flooring needs

In addition to installing luxury vinyl flooring, family-owned Hessler Floor Covering offers free flooring estimates, subfloor repairs, and more. Punta Gorda, Fort Myers, Naples, Estero, Port Charlotte, Bonita Springs, and Cape Coral are part of our Southwest Florida service area. We invite you to visit our showroom in Punta Gorda, Fort Myers, or Naples today to shop for waterproof vinyl flooring.