Waterproof flooring typically features a four-layer construction that includes a waterproof core.
- Backing layer. This is the backbone of your plank.
- Waterproof core. Waterproof flooring contains a solid, waterproof core. It won’t ripple, swell or peel no matter much liquid you subject it to.
- Printed vinyl layer. This is where you get your gorgeous photo imagery that makes the vinyl look (nearly) identical to natural materials like stone and wood. You get the most realistic looks that people will swear are real wood/stone!
- Wear layer. Just like with traditional vinyl, the wear layer is like your bodyguard; it helps protect your floor from dents, scratches, etc. The thicker the wear layer, the buffer your bodybuilder. Waterproof indoor flooring is known for having a buff, beefy wear layers offering more protection.