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COREtec Waterproof Flooring Can Protect a Home

One day, I came home to find myself standing ankle-deep in water. I was only gone a short time, but that?s all it took. A pipe burst in the upstairs bathroom and it quickly traveled downstairs to the kitchen and even seeped into the basement.

Don?t let that nightmare happen to you, and one of the best ways to avoid it, is by installing a waterproof flooring. You can get COREtec waterproof flooring right here in San Diego at Metro Flooring.

COREtec Waterproof Flooring is sort of a ?hybrid,? a cross between vinyl (which is 100% impervious to water) with a patent-pending waterproof core, made of recycled wood, bamboo dust, limestone and PVC. It?s so waterproof you can leave it underwater and it won?t change at all (although you may not want to try that one at home!) It comes in either a luxury vinyl tile (LVT), or luxury vinyl plank (LVP).

There are a few reasons why you want to waterproof your floors.

First, waterproof flooring can actually protect a home and stop leaks. Gravity comes into play, so when there?s a leak, the water is always going to find the fastest and easiest way to go down. That results in damage to furnishings, rugs, weakening of the home?s foundation, or dripping on the light fixtures; and water and electricity just aren?t a good combination! If the leak falls into the kitchen, yikes, it can rot the cabinets and destroy the appliances.

Second, just because you can?t see it, doesn?t mean it isn?t there, and we?re talking about mold and mildew. Mold needs water to grow and that happens in as little as 12 hours. So, you might pull up flooring to see a damp, mushy, rotten subfloor. Add a waterproof barrier between the top layer (such as COREtec Waterproof Flooring) and subfloor, and the problem gets eliminated. This is ultra-important in San Diego, where it?s humid, near water, and where moist soil can be dragged into the house just from the soles of the shoes. Of course, if you have a leak that trickles to the downstairs floor, you?ll probably see some mold on that ceiling as well.

Waterproofing the floor is also a matter of safety. If you have kids or elderly residents, you won?t want them slipping and falling, not to mention you won?t want to either, especially in the kitchen, where you might have a handful of glassware, dishes or some other objects.

Come into see the experts at Metro Flooring. We?re in San Diego, CA, near The Pyramid.