Waterproof Floors: LVP vs. EVP vs. Tile


Waterproof floors are not only ideal for bathrooms, laundry rooms, or other places where water spills may be common, but also living rooms or anywhere else in the home! With all the options for waterproof floors, you may not know where to start. We’ll break down the main differences between the three types of waterproof floors we sell: LVP, EVP, and porcelain tile.

Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP)

Luxury vinyl plank is an affordable waterproof wood-look flooring option that has great warmth and texture underfoot and installs with peel-and-stick, glue-down, or click-together ease. Out of the three options, this is the most budget-friendly. However, it still offers superior scuff and wear resistance and those realistic wood looks you want. These floors are easy to clean and come with a 30 year warranty.

(Tranquility Malted Oak LVP pictured)

Engineered Vinyl Plank (EVP)

Engineered vinyl plank has the durability and waterproof features of LVP floors, but it adds the quick and easy installation of laminate. It has an innovative, rigid core that clicks together easily, making it easy to DIY! Like LVP, it stands up to heavy traffic, and what sets it apart from LVP is its rigid stone-based core, providing the best stability.

(CoreLuxe Urban Loft Ash EVP pictured)

Porcelain Tile

Our tiles come in a variety of styles – both wood and stone. They feature a high-definition image on porcelain tile. These floors can be installed in both residential and commercial projects because of their durability, and they can also be used for wall backsplashes. Tile typically holds up better over time than hardwood or vinyl, but the installation of tile is different from the vinyl planks above – it requires grout and mortar installation, making its installation a little more involved than that of LVP or EVP.

(Avella Boardwalk Oak Porcelain Tile pictured)

Once you decide which of these floors is best for your space based on this breakdown, check out our array of styles in-store & online!


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