September 09, 2019 2 min read

You’ve done it! You’ve bought your first house. Sure, maybe it’s a bit of a fixer-upper, but you can just envision the possibilities: you and your spouse’s room here, the den over there, and maybe the tiny room in the back can be for the baby… if you can redo the floor there, that is. Now that you mention it, you’ll probably need to do some serious floor replacement all around the place. Stains are simply no way to ring in a housewarming party.


But what kind of flooring should you choose? Goodness knows that funds are tight, but you also want something that’s impressive and long-lasting. E Hardwoods & Flooring, an online flooring store, offers some solutions below.

Waterproof Wood-Look Flooring: Fancy and Economical

Hardwood flooring is long-lasting, gorgeous, and durable; however, its price means that new homeowners sometimes can’t afford it. Moreover, new homeowners often intend to move out of their starter homes eventually, meaning that they aren’t in need of a floor that can, when taken care of, last a lifetime.


Enter waterproof vinyl flooring. Depending on the brand, it can look almost indistinguishable from hardwood, while also remaining affordable due to its synthetic construction. Moreover, it is:


  • Easy to clean. Spill on your vinyl flooring? No problem—just mop up the spill with a washcloth. If you’re a busy, career-minded young adult, as many new homeowners are, you’ll definitely appreciate the low maintenance requirements.
  • Moisture resistant. Old or starter homes can have problems with humidity and moisture direction. Luckily, because your new flooring will be completely waterproof, you won’t need to worry about damage.
  • Mold resistant. Waterproof vinyl flooring is both inorganic and, as stated above, moisture-resistant. This means that with this flooring, you’ll be less likely to have mold and mildew-related problems in your home—problems that necessitate costly extermination. Moreover, fungus growing in your house isn’t exactly beneficial for your health.
  • Kid and pet proof.Have your first child on the way, or do you have plans to adopt a few pets? Vinyl flooring will hold up to the mess children and animals bring with them. Accidents and juice box spills will do a number on any other type of flooring, but with waterproof, you can breathe easily.

Save Money on Installation and Order your Flooring Online

Hiring a flooring installer can get expensive, and money is tight for new homeowners everywhere. Save yourself the cash and order online from E Hardwoods & Flooring instead. View our entire stock here or contact us with any questions. We’re happy to help!