Waterproof flooring or hardwood: Which is best?

Waterproof flooring or hardwood: Which is best?

Waterproof vinyl flooring is quite durable, versatile, and functional and may be the best floor covering for your needs. All Pro Floors in Arlington, TX, offers a great selection of vinyl planks and tiles that imitate many hardwood flooring styles.

Before deciding that waterproof flooring is best for your home, consider the following facts about hardwood and vinyl floors.

Moisture resistance

Engineered wood is an excellent alternative to luxury vinyl if you install flooring in a moisture-prone space. These manufactured planks feature a layer of hardwood positioned over a plywood base that can tolerate moisture because of how it is constructed.

However, if 100-percent waterproof flooring is best for your project, choose wood-look luxury vinyl planks or tiles.

Versatile installation

Solid hardwood is one of the most durable flooring materials available, and it's an excellent option for a moisture-free room with a wood subfloor.

Installing engineered wood and luxury vinyl over a concrete slab is possible since the flooring connects to construct a floating floor. But first, the underlayment with a moisture barrier is placed on the subfloor.


Waterproof vinyl flooring can be textured with embossing techniques to feel and look like natural wood. Embossed-in-Register (EIR) luxury vinyl planks offer the most authentic wood look since embossing aligns with the plank's wood grain pattern.

Light embossing produces a wire-brushed look, while heavy embossing creates a handscraped look.

Visit us for your waterproof flooring needs

Family-owned All Pro Floors sells and installs waterproof flooring in Arlington, TX. We also serve other locales in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Mansfield. Our installation team is also skilled at laying wood flooring, and we offer additional services like free estimates and kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Please stop by our showroom in Arlington, TX, today or call us to learn more about our shop-at-home service. 
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