If you want peace of mind against some of life's most inopportune flooring accidents involving water, you owe it to yourself to go with waterproof flooring. Let's face it, anything can happen.
We've already seen the massive amount of flooding that can be caused by storms alone. That's not to mention accidents like a water pipe bursting, a leaking washing machine, or some other appliance overflowing.
If you have been led to believe that water resistant floors are the same things as waterproof flooring, allow us to put that myth to rest. Water resistance simply means that the material you've chosen for your floor is less likely to soak up any spills, water or moisture that may come in contact with it. It's handy for spills, pets that might track in rain and other things of that nature.
However, 100% waterproof flooring is a flooring that you never have to worry about. Even a flood won't create the need to replace waterproof floors. Because they are just that: Waterproof. What you don't see underneath the embossed design layer and wear layer that protects it is the waterproof composite panel that simply will not soak up water or moisture. Some waterproof flooring even has a backing layer that is made of cork, which is naturally resistant to mold and mildew.