You'll need to consider your subfloor when shopping for new floors. The subfloor provides a solid foundation for the surface floor, foot traffic level, and even some furnishings, such as appliances and cabinets.
Subfloors affect the appearance and performance of the surface floor. While concrete subfloors can be hard and damp, they will work with any flooring that is installed to float. This includes luxury vinyl, laminate, waterproof flooring, and engineered wood floors.
Why a floating floor?
Simply because it hovers and isn't affixed, the pieces first click, mat, then it's placed over the subfloor without nails or adhesives.
Subfloors need only be clean, dry, and level. Your flooring store staff will advise as to whether you need an underlayment.
The floors come with depth, dimension, and textured looks. The vinyl is cut into planks or square, tile-sized pieces.
It's durable, waterproof, and low maintenance. If you want the highest level of moisture protection, choose waterproof flooring.
The engineered version of luxury vinyl is even thicker and more durable. It's constructed with WPC or SPC cores that won't peel or ripple. Those new floors will give you the ultimate peace of mind.
Engineered vs. Solid hardwood
While the two look similar, they have different constructions That make them behave differently in moisture.
Solid is one slab of wood all the way through. Like any wood, it’s impacted by moisture.
Engineered is a 3-ply construction. As such, it's more stable and better able to handle water. Also, unlike solid, it is easily installed over concrete.
Luxury vinyl: best of all worlds
Nothing looks more like wood, stone, or tile than luxury vinyl! Taken digitally, the images are clear, accurate, and vibrant.
Come into our flooring company to see collections like Heartland by Chesapeake or Dorado by COREtec, among others.
Laminate: considered an affordable, attractive wood alternative
And it keeps improving with better graphics, embossing, and design options such as textured looks. It's durable, fade-resistant, and highly water-resistant.
Guaranteed flooring installations and more in SC
At family-owned W.F. Cox Company, Inc., our philosophy is simple. The job isn't completed till you're 100% satisfied.
Visit our showroom in Loris, SC. You'll see why you get more for your money here. We service North Myrtle Beach, Conway, Aynor, and Little River.