If you are planning to create a backyard oasis that includes a pool, you might want to consider your flooring options to avoid any long term damage or repair.
1. Porcelain Tile
Porcelain tile is often used in showers, bathtubs, pools, and other pure-water areas. This material is highly resistant to intense water. Porcelain tile has a water absorption rate of 0.5% or more, as defined by American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) C373 state The Spruce.
2. Ceramic Tile
As with porcelain, ceramic is superior in areas with water. The only difference is that tile that does use the title of “porcelain” has an ASTM-rated water absorption rate of below 0.5%. The weak point of both porcelain and ceramic is not the tile itself but the grouted seams between the tile.
3. Sheet Vinyl
Sheet vinyl is a 100% waterproof solid surface. The benefit is that it typically has very few seams that will allow water to seep underneath it.
4. Luxury Vinyl Flooring – Plank
Luxury vinyl comes in long plank strips, typically 7″ wide and 48″ long. The lock-and-fold style of joinery provides a tight seal against water seeping to substrate.
5. Vinyl Tile
Vinyl tile, like the other resilient floors, is 100% waterproof. It has the look of porcelain or ceramic tile. The most common use of vinyl tile is a 12×12 square.
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