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What Flooring Should You Install when Repairing Water Damage

If you’ve recently suffered through the pains of water-damaged flooring, then you know how much of a hassle it is. It also means you’re probably looking for a new flooring to install, and if you’re really smart, then you’re probably thinking about installing the type of flooring that can withstand future water-damage.

The Best Floors for Water Damage Installation

Ceramic Tiling

If resistance to water damage is the only requirement you have for your new floor, then ceramic tiling is definitely the way to go. Unlike pretty much every other kind of flooring out there, ceramic tiles can not be harmed by water. Sure, given time, water can work its way through even the toughest of materials, but we’re talking thousands of years. Ceramic Tiling is a great option to install in your basement or any other area that sees a lot of water, like the bathroom or kitchen. The only real weak point is the through the grout used to secure the tiles through the floor, which is why you should have your tiles installed by a professional, such as the ones at Ozburn-Hessey.

Vinyl Plank Flooring

Hardwood flooring is a wonderful option for most situations, but if you’re concerned about water and moisture damage, it’s not the best. For one thing, unless you want to spend the majority of your time monitoring the floor for any signs of water or impeding water damage, you need to accept water damage will happen. Vinyl Plank Flooring, on the other hand, is a great way to achieve the visual appearance without sacrificing defence against water and moisture. The main reason vinyl plank flooring is a great replacement is the way the flooring is created. Vinyl Plank flooring is made from a series of layers, which get folded and sealed on one another. It makes it almost impossible for water to make its way through the material. Vinyl Plank Flooring is a great option if you don’t want to constantly worry about your floor. 

Bamboo Flooring

If you want a floor that’s organic and can still hold up to the dangers of water and moisture, bamboo flooring is better than the majority of other hardwood flooring options. The reason that bamboo flooring is better is because the material is treated with special chemicals, but it also has special resins that rise to the top, making it especially water-resistant. These same resins don’t exist in other styles of hardwood flooring, leaving them open to damage. Bamboo flooring can deal with standing water, like a puddle or a small leak, for up to 30 hours before the water starts to seep in. That should be plenty of time for the residents of Nashville

If you have to replace a floor lost to water damage, you could do a lot worse than installing a new one made from bamboo flooring, vinyl plank flooring or ceramic tiling. If you cannot make up your mind between all of those options, or you have any other questions about the world of flooring, give the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey a call!

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