What Are Waterproof Floors?

Waterproof Floors FAQ

Palmetto Road waterproof flooring is a multi-layered luxury vinyl product with a dense rigid stone polymer core (SPC) making it dense, dimensionally stable, quiet, and strong. It has a strong, protective ceramic bead top wear layer that easily resists scratches, dents, and stains. These collections are 100% waterproof and will not swell or delaminate when exposed to water making it safe to install in bathrooms, basements, and kitchens.

What safety and environmental requirements does Palmetto Road waterproof flooring meet?

Palmetto Road waterproof flooring is ASSURE and FloorScore® certified and has been tested for CARB II compliance (non-detectable readings). Palmetto Road uses safe, non-ortho-phthalate plasticizers in all of its vinyl flooring products.

What does FloorScore® certification mean?

FloorScore is a voluntary, independent certification program that tests and certifies hard surface flooring and the materials they’re made with are in compliance with stringent indoor air quality emissions. The FloorScore program was developed by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute and is certified by a nationally recognized third-party certification company. Basically, the FloorScore certification means healthier, cleaner air inside your home.

Are Palmetto Road Waterproof Floors pet-friendly?

Palmetto Road waterproof floors are ideal for homes with pets because they offer protection against water bowl spills and other accidents.  They also have a ceramic bead wear layer which offers protection against scratches.

Is underlayment needed with Palmetto Road waterproof flooring?

Our waterproof rigid core flooring (SPC) collections come with an attached underlayment pad for sound abatement and comfort underfoot.  We do not recommend using an additional pad on any flooring product that has an attached pad because it will affect the stability of the floor.

Do you offer flooring samples of your waterproof floors?

Yes! We are excited to partner with Twenty & Oak to provide flooring samples of our hardwood, laminate, and waterproof floors.  Use code PALMETTO at checkout to get four samples of our floors at no charge – plus shipping is always free!