Waterproof vinyl floors: dos and don’ts

Vinyl flooring is renowned for its excellent water-resistant qualities. But that doesn’t make water its new best friend. Here’s all you need to know to make vinyl and moisture get along just fine!

Waterproof vinyl floors; do's and don'ts

It’s all about timing

Water-resistant vinyl floors — like those in Quick-Step’s Livyn luxury vinyl collection — are treated to withstand water ingress to a certain extent. Basically, this means your floor can come into contact with water for hours or even days on end, without getting damaged.

However, frequency is key to determining how much is too much. If your vinyl floor is repeatedly exposed to excessive amounts of water — for instance, in an open shower — its joints and edges won’t be able to take it, possibly damaging your floor and underfloor.

Wet cleaning? Check!

It’s important that moisture doesn’t penetrate underneath the vinyl floorcovering. Does that mean you can’t clean it with water? Of course not! Just make sure your mop is not soaking wet. Slightly moist does the trick. Check out this article on floor maintenance for more practical tips about damp floor cleaning.

Bathroom- and kitchen-approved

Thanks to its strong surface layer, vinyl is the ideal flooring for intensely used and wet rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms. As long as you don’t use it as a swimming pool floor, your luxury vinyl will be fine!