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Important waterproof flooring FAQs

When you start considering waterproof flooring, you’re sure to have lots of questions about the materials and the processes. The good news is, we’ve gathered some of the most common questions and answered them for your convenience. If you still have questions when you’re finished reading, be sure to contact or visit us for even more information.

FAQs for your consideration


Can waterproof flooring be installed over existing floors?

Yes, rigid core waterproof vinyl flooring can be installed over many existing floors, such as laminate, vinyl, hardwood, and ceramic tile. The floors' structure means that any bumps, dips, or imperfections in the subfloor won’t be seen once the new flooring is in place, and you can still expect all the protection as usual.

What do I use to clean waterproof floors?

The best way to clean these floors is to start with a broom or vacuum to clean up any debris. Just remember to remove or stop the beater bar before engaging your vacuum cleaner. Then use a damp mop and a cleaner with a balanced pH.

Are waterproof materials wear-resistant?

Both waterproof laminate flooring and luxury vinyl are incredibly resistant to scratches, scuffs, scrapes, and stains, even if you have pets or children in the household. However, the more protection you require, the thicker the wear layer should be. Also, be sure to trim pet nails so wear will be kept to a minimum.

What is the lifespan of luxury vinyl flooring?

Under normal, average usage, these floors can last up to 25 years or more, based on certain factors. One thing that helps these floors reach their maximum lifespan potential is choosing the thickest wear layer. You can also extend these floors' lives with regular maintenance and place area rugs, mats, or runners in spaces where traffic is heavier.
Luxury carpet in Vero Beach, FL from Father & Sons Carpet

What do WPC and SPC mean?

WPC stands for wood-plastic composite and is a core material made up of wood byproducts and composites for waterproof protection. SPC stands for stone plastic composite and uses stone powders and byproducts for the same. SPC is more rigid than WPC and can provide a sturdier surface once in place.

Check out our showroom for your waterproof flooring and more

At Father & Sons Carpet, we provide waterproof flooring you can stand on for every room in your home. When you need something specific, we take the time to match you with products that fit your needs. From our showroom in Vero Beach, FL, we serve the communities of Vero Beach, FL, Sebastian, FL, Indian River County, FL, South Brevard County, FL, and Northern St Lucie County, FL, and we invite you to visit us at your convenience.