January 27, 2020 2 min read

If you’re looking for new flooring as a home or business owner, one of your top concerns is, no doubt, durability. Of course, aesthetics are also a concern, but if the product won’t last, why even invest in it in the first place?


You may be in the middle of doing your research now, or you may have already settled on waterproof vinyl flooring for your next flooring choice. Perhaps the variety of colors and styles appeals to you, perhaps it’s the flooring’s ability to aesthetically mimic more expensive types, or perhaps you simply live with kids and like the idea of being able to easily clean up spills. Regardless, you’ve got vinyl flooring on the mind, and one question on your brain: Is waterproof wood-look flooring built to last?


E Hardwoods & Flooring, an online retailer of plank vinyl flooring and tile vinyl flooring, has all the answers and more below.

Luxury Vinyl: Built to be Tough

If you’re interested in any sort of waterproof flooring for your home or business, we at E Hardwoods & Flooring definitely recommend luxury vinyl flooring. It’s thicker than standard vinyl, making it both cushier to stand on and longer-lasting. Non-luxury vinyl, while cheaper, is thinner, therefore making it more vulnerable to scrapes and scratches.


Luxury vinyl floorings can stand up against all number of things, such as:


  • Spills |Because this flooring is completely waterproof, you don’t have to worry about spills ruining its integrity, as you would with hardwood flooring or engineered hardwood flooring. No matter if you spill wine, your toddler spills juice, or your new puppy has a lapse in its housetraining, your luxury vinyl flooring will stand up to it fine, so long as you clean it up promptly to prevent staining.
  • Scrape | Of course, no flooring is completely immune to being scraped, but due to its thickness, luxury vinyl flooring is much stronger in this respect than standard vinyl. Take standard precautions, such as trimming pets’ nails and using rugs in high traffic areas, and your luxury vinyl will serve you well for years.
  • Water damage | Luxury vinyl flooring won’t expand or contract with humidity like hardwood flooring, and it won’t buckle or tent when confronted with it. For more humid climates or homes that have trouble managing the levels of moisture in the air, luxury vinyl is a strong choice.

Looking for the Best in Luxury Vinyl? You’ll Find It at E Hardwoods & Flooring

Our online selection is one of the biggest on the market, and we’d be happy to help you navigate it. Contact us here with questions or check out our entire selection of flooring products here.