South Elgin, IL
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Universal Carpet Inc. in Chicago-land


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Waterproof FAQ's

Listed below are questions about waterproof flooring that we often get asked at Universal Carpet by our residential and commercial customers.

What is waterproof flooring?

It is a waterproof flooring material that is designed to look simply beautiful. It is incredibly durable, easy to maintain, and it is available from many different brands that we work with.

Will sunlight damage my floor?

Waterproof can be damaged by the sun's rays, and this can cause it to discolor and fade prematurely. To prevent this from happening, make sure that you close the window blinds in your home or commercial location on very sunny days.

Am I able to use rugs or mats on my floor?

Yes, just be sure that the label on them says "colorfast." These types of rugs are non-staining and they have a waterproof back on them. Rubber-backed mats are not recommended since they can permanently stain your floor's surface.

Will the seams in the floor be noticeable?

No, we make use of a seam coater that will prevent the seams from opening or being very obvious to the naked eye.

How affordable is waterproof flooring?

Waterproof is known as being the most economical choice for kitchens, bathrooms, basements, or entry ways. If you are a commercial property manager, then this may be the perfect flooring option for your apartments, condos, or townhomes.

I have a basement that leaks sometimes. Is this a smart flooring option?

Yes, when you have a basement that experiences seepage regularly, waterproof is a durable and water-resistant option that is fairly easy to repair.

Will I be able to easily fix scratches in the floor?

Yes, the tiles or planks can easily be repaired or replaced if needed. We recommend keeping a few "extras" on hand, just in case.

To learn more about our waterproof flooring, please feel free to give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.