The good news is with so many waterproof flooring options on the market today, there's virtually something for everyone.  They all come in a dizzying array of colors, patterns, and designs.

One big example is waterproof wood-look. Many love it and wood floors are a trend that's not expected to end anytime soon. Sometimes, though, it just doesn't fit into your budget. Other times, genuine wood may not be an option, because the projected installation is in a higher-than-normal moisture room that could cause warping, cupping, or crowning.

Speak to your waterproof flooring retailer so he or she can determine the best flooring for you.

First things first:  What’s the difference between waterproof and water-resistant flooring?

means the flooring is impervious to water.  It won't absorb but, rather, sits at the top waiting to be wiped off.  Water-resistant means there is a possibility that water can soak through.

Installation does make a difference when the pieces are placed very closely and tightly together with joint expansions and caulking used when necessary.

Tile: completely impervious to liquid

Even if it isn’t glazed, porcelain tile is waterproof.  It also stands up to weather, so feel free to use it outdoors.  Ceramic squares need to be glazed to be waterproof.

Technology has given us the Waterjet, where intricate patterns are possible.  All tile can be made to look like wood; the Waterjet Technology makes it so that we see every raised grain and swirl.

Vinyl:  Both standard sheet and luxury

These are amazingly realistic mimics of wood, tile, and stone.  They come in an almost dizzying number of colors, patterns, and designs, as well as embossing that gives added depth, dimension, and textured appearances.

Luxury vinyl can also be cut into planks to mimic hardwood or in square, groutable tile-sized pieces.

There’s an even more recent version of luxury vinyl, with all the same style and design options as luxury vinyl, but with an even thicker and more durable vinyl;  This flooring comes with cores that won’t peel or ripple, no matter how much water it’s exposed to or for how long.

For more information about waterproof flooring or any of our other products, visit the Kelly’s Carpet Omaha showroom in Omaha, NE, serving the Omaha, NE area. Ask about our estimates.