There are different levels of moisture present in the home depending on the location. Any easy rule of thumb is no solid material should be installed in a basement. No wood products go into full bathrooms (half baths with no shower are OK). Waterproof products can typically go into all areas of the home. No products should be installed outside (where there is no climate control) such as a covered patio unless they are specifically rated for that type of installation.
We use a UV cured hardwood flooring finish that contains aluminum oxide for durability. & several coats of protection are applied to our hardwood flooring before it is packaged in the box
Yes a 6 mil poly is required under all waterproof flooring installations. Ideally this will be laid down in sections with approximately 3-4inch overlap and then taped together using duct tape
Waterproof Rigid Vinyl Flooring
Yes the flooring is 100% waterproof, several are antimicrobial and suitable for kids as well as pets!
Element offers a wide range of Engineered Hardwood, Solid Hardwood, Premium Waterproof Rigid Core, and Waterproof Rigid Core LVP flooring. We also offer prestained trim and mouldings to match.
Due to the unique characteristics of wood, variation in grain and color are a common occurrence and part of the natural beauty of wood. We highly recommend moving your sample from room to room to see it in various types of natural light since the perception of color can change dramatically depending on the lighting conditions. We also recommend ordering additional samples to get a better idea of the range of variation.
Yes, our products are very durable. All of our Hardwood products have up to 9 layers of Durable Urethane Finish with Aluminum Oxide. We also use a 7-layer ply made of a multilayer cross hatch construction with a birch back layer for superior stability.
You can use a moisture resistant underlayment if you are more comfortable with doing so. You can also glue directly to the concrete slab if you are using an adhesive that has a moisture barrier in it. Many adhesives have this, just be certain that the one you purchase has a moisture barrier in it.