True to the emerging Flooring Trends of 2019, more and more waterproof flooring materials are being introduced to the market by top-selling companies. Both individual buyers and building companies turn to waterproof or water-resistant flooring for their homes or their commercial or industrial projects because of this special feature which allows for a more cost-efficient and sustainable way of living. There are certain areas in homes or in commercial and industrial buildings that require waterproof flooring to maintain the structure and the function of the space. Areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms require this type of flooring, but waterproof or water-resistant flooring can also be used in outdoor spaces as well as certain indoor buildings such as schools and medical facilities.
Having waterproof or water-resistant features on flooring is a smart choice since the detail slows down the inevitable wear and tear of the material, making it more cost-efficient and sustainable. As demand for this feature continuously increase, reliable and established companies such as Armstrong Flooring and Polyflor, internally come up, or they work with creators to bring waterproof and water-resistant flooring with flexible designs to builders and consumers throughout the world. Through Creative Flooring, these floorings are then delivered and installed to homes and commercial spaces throughout Western Australia for comfort and long-lasting use.
Bathroom, Laundry Room, Kitchen
Bathrooms, Laundry Rooms and Kitchens are the ideal areas that require waterproof or water-resistant flooring because of their slip-resistant features which serve the function of the space. Whether barefoot or with shoes, waterproof or water-resistant flooring such as Polyflor’s Polysafe Quattro PUR flooring can provide comfort and safety for wet locations including Spa Rooms, Pool Sides, Indoor Gardens and the likes. Polyflor’s Polysafe APEX Vinyl flooring also features sustainable slip-resistance features which makes the perfect covering for high-traffic activities in commercial spaces like in restaurant kitchens or hotel swimming pools and bathhouses. Armstrong Flooring’s Accolade and Safeguard Flooring Collection also offers slip-resistant features which are perfect for bathrooms and laundry rooms, and especially for kitchens because not only is their flooring water-resistant but their flooring collection also offers resistance to mineral oil, grease and more. Aside from Bathrooms, Laundry Rooms and Kitchens, other indoor-outdoor spaces such as Garages and Patios should also have waterproof or water-resistant flooring not only for sustainability but to avoid slip accidents caused by water or oil spills.
Heavy Traffic Areas
Polyflor’s Polysafe Wood FX PUR flooring is a superb fit for areas with high-traffic activities such as corridors in public places like schools, hospitals and offices. Imbued with Polyurethane reinforcement for durability and sustainability, Polyflor’s PUR Vinyl flooring collection is the most suitable flooring type for residential and commercial areas with tendencies for liquid spillage. So, since Vinyl flooring is engineered to create various designs and patterns, this type of flooring is suitable for different looks that will fit school, hospitals and offices. On the other hand, Armstrong Flooring’s Laminate Flooring collection promotes flooring that not only look and feel like hardwood, but its surface is also stain-resistant and spill-free as well as resistant to scratches and dents. The wood-like feature of laminate flooring makes the material suitable for heavy-activity areas that require little maintenance like in corridors of schools, offices or other public places. Use laminate flooring for residential and commercial use if you want a farmhouse-look or a rustic-look to your space. Not only will the laminate flooring look like hardwood, but it will also be sustainable like real hardwood flooring.
Medical Facilities and Aged-Care Homes
Aged-care homes and other medical facilities require certain amenities to make living more comfortable and convenient. Having heated floors is a must in aged-care homes especially if the place is air-conditioned or if winter is quite harsh. Aside from that, flooring must also be soft and slip-resistant to avoid accidents which can endanger the lives of our elderly neighbours. Coming from Polyflor’s Polysafe PUR Collection, the Polysafe Quattro PUR flooring as well as their Polysafe Verona PUR flooring are best used in commercial areas like hospitals or residential ones in aged-care homes. Polyflor’s Polysafe Quattro PUR flooring and their Polysafe Verona PUR flooring makes aged-care living comfortable because not only is the material waterproof but it is also resistant to spills and stains, making it the perfect flooring for kitchens and bathrooms as well as other areas. Armstrong Flooring’s Accolade and Safeguard Flooring Collection is also suitable for medical facilities especially aged care homes because not only are their flooring slip-resistant but they are also anti-static and they feature underfloor heating, perfect for the aged community.
Waterproof flooring is also occasionally used as wall covers especially for feature walls in homes or commercial spaces, or particular areas like medical facilities and schools. Waterproof vinyl flooring or laminate flooring that features wood-like characteristics are often used to highlight specific areas or as decorative pieces in large spaces. Since engineered vinyl or laminate flooring allows for flexibility with design, these types of flooring can match any style of home or commercial space. On the other hands, waterproof flooring like Armstrong Flooring’s Wallflex Vinyl Wall Covering is also used as full-scale wall options because of its durable and hygienic characteristics that are required for personal rooms as well as special places like medical facilities and aged-care homes.
At Creative Flooring, we use waterproof or water-resistant flooring in our new builds and renovations for better maintenance and to promote sustainability. Our recent work on the Meath Care Inc.’s Retirement Village Clubhouse in Kingsley featured waterproof vinyl flooring as well as insulated carpets to give warmth and comfort to our elderly neighbours. At Creative Flooring, we make sure that we use the best materials in our projects so that we can create a good experience for the people that will create good memories in these spaces.