In Louisiana, flooding is not an uncommon issue for residences and businesses, and even when a space is not prone to flooding having a waterproof floor in a place known for its humidity surely has more pros than cons (if there are any). In years past, waterproof flooring in Lake Charles, LA was limited to concrete and not much else. Now, with the addition of luxury vinyl planks and luxury vinyl tiles to the market, attractive and cost-effective flooring options are available for your home and commercial space that provide the benefit of being completely waterproof.
What does it mean for a floor to be waterproof? Most people would assume that ceramic or porcelain tile in Lake Charles, LA is waterproof. However, after a home or business floods tiles also need to be completely removed and replaced. Water seeps into the mortar or grout and will settle in air pockets below the tiles, creating potential for mold. While appropriate for normal heavy moisture environments like bathrooms, kitchens, and utility rooms, they simply cannot survive a flood. Waterproof flooring in Lake Charles, LA is flooring where the waterproofing is built into the floor itself. It is not a waterproof glaze or finish. The floors can be removed, dried off, and then reinstalled which saves time and money when floors are in short supply after a flood.