Is Engineered Hardwood Flooring Waterproof?

When you install new flooring in your home, you want it to last forever–or as long as it possibly can. One aspect that greatly helps with this durability is the flooring’s level of water resistance. So is engineered hardwood flooring waterproof? Read on to find out more.

Is engineered hardwood flooring waterproof?

The short answer is no. No type of flooring made from real wood can ever be truly waterproof. However, it can be water resistant. And that’s what high-quality engineered hardwood flooring is. When engineered flooring is crafted with perfection in mind, you’ll end up with a product that’s specifically made to resist the problems of solid hardwood flooring.

What is water resistant flooring?

By using water resistant materials, the wood will be more resistant to damage from water or moisture. One of the most crucial materials for creating water resistant flooring is the glue. Using Water Boil Proof (WBP) Glue to seal engineered flooring’s core layers together ensures they will stay together even if there is water damage. WBP glue goes through rigorous testing in order to earn its name, and when flooring uses certified WBP glue, flooring is more resistant to water damage, resulting in a more durable flooring. Learn more about our WBP glue and why it’s the only glue we use here.

How can I help keep my engineered hardwood flooring waterproof?

The best way to ensure your flooring stays free from water is to keep the water from entering the wood. A key part of this is your home’s relative humidity levels. If the humidity in your home is too high, it can lead to the flooring absorbing some of that airborne water in the form of moisture and becoming damaged as a result. You can learn more about how relative humidity affects your hardwood floors here.

Need high-quality engineered hardwood flooring?

The kind of hardwood flooring that puts the functionality of the floors first, but still doesn’t sacrifice any beauty? PurezaWood floors are engineered custom from start to finish, using only the best materials to create a durable, beautiful finished product. And, our floors are water resistant thanks to our WBP glue. Contact us to learn more.