Kids and pets complete many homes, but those same kids and pets that you love so dearly could be causing more damage to the home than you had ever expected. One element of the home that you can protect from damage is the floor. With the right flooring selection and proper installation techniques, you can decrease the damage and make cleaning up after them much easier. Here, you'll find a few tips to help you accomplish this task.
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Not all vinyl flooring is made the same; some are specifically designed to create a waterproof surface on your floor while others are water-resistant but not waterproof. Look for products that are waterproof and spend some time researching customer reviews on both the product and the manufacturer.
As you shop through the options, look into warranty protection. Some manufacturers offer better warranty options than others. Some protect for just a few years and others offer lifetime guarantees.
The best option to ensure that the vinyl flooring is installed properly is to hire an installation professional to do the work for you. They'll know exactly what needs to be done to ensure that the flooring is installed in a way to ensure the waterproof finish that you hope for.
If you're doing the installation work on your own, a few things to remember include:
- Don't install over existing flooring. Installing new vinyl flooring over existing flooring is a bad idea because there may be damage under the existing flooring that you can see or feel, it could cause lumps, it makes it difficult to seal the edges, and it could void the warranty for failing to install it properly.
- Use silicone caulk to seal all of the edges. This includes around floor vents and thresholds. Caulk can be used before and after you install the baseboards to offer increased moisture protection.
The key to accomplishing creating a waterproof floor for your kids and pets to enjoy is product selection. Take your time and read through all product descriptions and talk with your local flooring supply professional for assistance. They will know the best products that will prevent moisture damage under the vinyl flooring and provide you with any information that's needed to properly care for the flooring that you choose. In the end, you'll have a space where everyone can spend time without worrying about what's going to spill on the floor.
Reach out to a local vinyl flooring supply company to learn more.Share