Is waterproof flooring an option for the patio?

Is waterproof flooring an option for the patio?

If it’s an indoor patio or enclosed sun porch, waterproof flooring can definitely be installed. 

However, if it’s an outdoor patio, the answer is no.

Any vinyl expands with humidity


Although these floors are impervious to liquid, they're made of vinyl–and all vinyl has microscopic air holes.

The holes circulate air. When the air is humid, the material can expand.

These floors are usually installed via the floating floor technique, where they aren’t affixed to the subfloor; the slightest movement can cause it to go off-balance.

The sun’s UV rays also cause fading and discoloration for most floors and upholstery. Even if the room is enclosed, you should still protect your waterproof vinyl flooring.

Over 70% of sun rays turn into heat when coming through windows–so close window coverings to shield the floors during the strongest hours.

The look is ideal for these outdoor-type rooms


Waterproof flooring brings the outdoors in with materials that mimic wood, stone, or tile. The images are all taken digitally, so they’re clear and vibrant, with knots, grains, color variations, and distinctive veinings.

The material is also embossed to create textured looks like wire-brushed, hand-scraped, distressed, and embossed-in-register (EIR). Follow all the trends with a large assortment of colors, including gray, greige, whitewashed, and high variation, etc.

Your waterproof floors in Raleigh, NC, are also cut into planks or square-tile-sized pieces.

The highest level of moisture protection


You don’t need to worry about spills, drops, or major leaks. Waterproof vinyl flooring is thick, sturdy, and durable.

They’re also constructed with a WPC or SPC core that won’t peel or ripple ever–no matter how much water there is or for how long it’s remained.

Contact us for your waterproof flooring needs 


We’re all about value at Raleigh Floor Coverings International. With waterproof flooring, you can have an affordable high-end style with the highest level of moisture protection, durability, and many other benefits. 

You’ll see wood looks like Farmstead by Chesapeake or marble looks like Stone Reflections by Healthier Choice. Visit our showroom in Raleigh, NC, where we work with homeowners and businesses in Raleigh, Clayton, Garner, Cary, Durham, Wake Forest, Apex, North Raleigh, Holly Springs, and Morrisville.