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Get beautiful waterproof and moisture resistant floors

Many homeowners love the look of hardwood floors. They're beautiful and much easier to manage if you have children and pets in the home. But real wood and water don't mix well. Exposure to too much moisture can cause the hardwood to become uneven and warp.

So how can you get the look you want? Empire Today has the solution—you can get a water-resistant floor without sacrificing the stylish look of wood. Empire carries many water-resistant flooring options for almost any look or budget.

Here are three water-resistant flooring options Empire offers.

Vinyl plank flooring

Vinyl flooring has become popular in the past few years, and for a good reason. This 100 percent waterproof flooring looks and feels so much like read wood that it can fool even your snobbiest guest.

Unlike a real hardwood floor, it keeps spills on the surface instead of seeping down. It also helps resist scratches, dents, scuffs, and stains making it ideal for homes with a lot of traffic. Luxury vinyl plank floors can withstand animal mess and nail scratches better than almost any other flooring. Plus, they're comfortable for feet and paws to walk on.

Some vinyl plank flooring options also come with a cork backing that acts as insulation and a noise buffer, which makes it a good option for an upstairs kitchen. It's budget-friendly without sacrificing style.

Wood laminate

These floors sport the color, texture, and wood grain patterns of a hardwood floor but for a fraction of the price. Many styles have the look of a weathered wood floor such as wood knots, cross-sawn marks, hand-scraping. But they don't have a durable finish that resists scratching better than hardwood. This trait makes them another great option for animal family members.

These floors are also 100% waterproof. They can even handle major spills and condensation from showers. Their scratch-resistant finishes mean you don't have to worry about kids and animals running through the house. Plus, they are manufactured in the United States.

Wood look porcelain tile

These have become popular in the last few years for their classy look and durability. The moisture resistance and non-slip grouting make wood look porcelain tile an ideal choice for bathrooms.

Porcelain tile comes in a variety of colors, wood grain patterns, and grout color, which adds a designer look to your kitchen, bathroom, or mudroom.

They're also a cinch to keep clean with a damp mop.

Choose your flooring

If you're interested in a beautiful, affordable new floor, Empire Today offers FREE in-home estimates. A flooring professional will bring hundreds of samples to your home, help you choose the flooring for your needs and budget, measure your rooms, and provide you an all-inclusive price estimate. The samples are hand-picked, high-quality flooring products that often owners and staff have installed in their own homes.

Once you've chosen your flooring, you can begin the installation process as soon as the next day. The professional installers will remove and haul away your old floors and install the new product. They will also clean up and move your furniture back in place when finished. Sounds, pretty good right?

For 60 years, Empire has installed floors in millions of homes. It's what they do. They handpick the best crews to help ensure every detail of your customer service is just right.

Visit, or call 800-588-2300 to schedule an in-home appointment.