Is waterproof flooring a good choice for bathrooms?

Is waterproof flooring a good choice for bathrooms?

Waterproof flooring is ideal for a bathroom since, along with repelling water, it resists scratches, stains, and daily wear. Wood-look and tile-look styles are sophisticated and suitable for any decorating theme. You can find many long-lasting luxury vinyl plank and tile styles at Anderson Tile Sale in Odessa and Midland, TX.


It's the surface layer, or wear layer, of multiple-layer waterproof vinyl flooring that determines the durability of your floor. Once the wear layer is worn down, the image layer becomes damaged, and the floor must be replaced. On the other hand, your new floor will last the longest, especially when installed in a high-traffic space like a bathroom if you choose a plank or tile with a 20-mil wear layer.

WPC and SPC core

Waterproof vinyl flooring has a wood-plastic composite (WPC) or a stone-plastic composite (SPC) core. A WPC core includes wood pulp and a foaming agent that increases resilience and comfort, while the main ingredient in a commercial-grade SPC core is limestone. This type of luxury vinyl is called 'rigid core' because its heft is similar to the natural materials it mimics.


While glue-down luxury vinyl planks and tiles are available, a floating floor brand is best because underlayment with a moisture barrier can be placed beneath the floor. This type of waterproof flooring clicks and locks together, which means it is not fastened to the subfloor. Therefore, it can be installed over an existing floor or a concrete slab.

Visit us for the best waterproof flooring and more

Family-owned Anderson Tile Sales installs waterproof flooring in Midland, TX, and nearby locales, including Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Kermit, and Fort Stockton. We can repair your subfloor when we install your new floor if needed. Visit our showroom in Odessa or Midland today to compare waterproof vinyl flooring styles.