Waterproof Hardwood Plank Flooring A Top Trend for 2018

waterproof hardwood plank flooring

discount flooring everydayAs we are winding down the year that was 2018, we feel that there is one trend in flooring that many of the major producers introduced or improved upon – Waterproof Hardwood Plank flooring.

It seems as if every major manufacturer of flooring has introduced a waterproof plank in 2018. Most of these are laminate planks (while others are luxury vinyl) with a combination of a moisture resistant face coupled with a super tight seam. The moisture is unable to seep into those cracks and cause damage from the underneath and sides.

Major lines of Shaw, Armstrong, Global GEM, QuickStep, and Adura waterproof hardwood plank flooring are available at American Carpet Wholesalers! You can find it in store at their showroom in Dalton, GA or online in their web catalog of flooring.

waterproof hardwood plank flooring

Shaw Uptown Now

Shaw Floorte Uptown Now WPC Plus waterproof hardwood plank flooring is the first wpc flooring product Made in the USA! Shaw has brought production of this flooring to the states and that makes this flooring top knotch. Shaw uses incredibly high-definition prints in the visual layers of the Uptown Now waterproof plank floors and these give virtually authentic looking surfaces. And for added ease at installation, these planks can be installed using options for click or glue down.

All Shaw Uptown Now WPC Plus waterproof hardwood plank flooring features a 20 mil wear layer with an accent bevel edge, attached pad and a residential limited lifetime warranty.

waterproof hardwood plank flooringArmstrong Audacity uses the Tight Lock system for a floating floor install. The edges of this system have five times the contact points of a standard laminate plank, helping to seal out moisture. Also, “the planks were solid, you could feel that there was something different about these planks.” He is referring to the construction of Armstrong Audacity waterproof hardwood plank flooring and its high-density extra stable core. It features a thick (total thickness is 12mm) rigid core, which means no more telegraphing of subfloor imperfections.


Meant for use in residential homes or light commercial applications, Global GEM luxury vinyl waterproof hardwood plank flooring has a lifetime warranty against wear when installed in a home and 10 years for commercial installations. The planks will not buckle or lose structural integrity due to normal water spills, mopping or cleaning!

The Global GEM waterproof luxury vinyl flooring is available in two collections at American Carpet Wholesalers. The Coastal Collection and the Farmstead Collection.

QuickStep NatureTEK Plus laminate waterproof hardwood plank flooring  with the Hydro-Seal Waterproof locking system, allows you to enjoy a “hardwood” floor in your kitchen, bath, mudroom – wherever you like! These are a good size plank measuring just a little over 6″ wide and just short of 48″ long. Makes installation manageable with minimal waste. The width is nice as well, wider than most other laminate planks we found. Plus, the finish doesn’t just stop at the edge. It rolls over the sides for some incredibly realistic planks. This is due to QuickStep’s patented Genuedge process.

Rounding out our selection there is the ADURA Max APEX waterproof hardwood plank flooring which is a terrific step up in luxury vinyl plank flooring. Completely changing the game when it comes to your options in flooring. Why? Because not only is it up with the latest trends in flooring, has a great selection of colors, comes in both long and wide planks, with embossing and painted bevels.

And it has a waterproof core and the sound dampening construction that Adura Max is known for. So you get it all in one floor – comfort, looks, durability, waterproof, and sophisticated style. American Carpet Wholesalers is happy to offer you the ADURA Max APEX waterproof hardwood plank flooring product both online and at its retail location in Dalton, GA.

Give the flooring experts at American Carpet Wholesalers a call to work out exactly which waterproof hardwood plank flooring would be best for your project. You owe it to yourself to give them a call, you can save a lot of time and possible frustration of having to look through each collection. Not only that you will be sure to get your best pricing when you call  ACWG at 800-548-2706.

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