The Most Forgiving Flooring for Water

Let’s face it no matter how hard you try the floor of your home will get wet, whether from an over-zealous child in the bathtub to a spill in the kitchen. And quite honestly, some flooring is more resilient to water than others. Another concern that many homeowners have is the best flooring for their entryways and mudrooms, which unintentionally see a lot of moisture, particularly during the winter months.

Tile is one of the most forgiving floors for water, and most commonly seen in bathrooms and even kitchens. Porcelain and ceramic tile options are typically the best option for water-prone areas. These are both great and offer a variety of options for homeowners.

For the homeowner looking for a more budget-conscience choice than tile in a water-prone area, luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) and luxury vinyl planks (LVP) are a great choice. Both of these products are extremely durable in high-moisture areas. These options are also a great alternative for those hard to protect entryways, while still allowing for a wide variety of design choices and aesthetic appeal.

Hardwood may seem like an unlikely choice for an area of your home that is prone to moisture.  However, sanded, sealed hardwood flooring is actually a good choice for entryways. But be advised that this flooring will not be able to hold up to standing water for a length of time, so it is important to remove puddles immediately. Many homeowners with hardwood flooring in their entryways opt for a rug or tray for wet shoes to be deposited into.

Water on the floor of your home is a fact of life, but choosing the right flooring to withstand this can make all of the difference.