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What is Aqua Defense Waterproof Flooring?

Aqua Defense from Empire Today® is a lineup of fully waterproof flooring that offers the ultimate protection against spills, condensation, and other sources of moisture—all while giving you the look of real wood floors.

  • Available waterproof vinyl flooring or wood laminate options
  • Suitable for installation in basements and other below-grade applications
  • Does not require any specialized maintenance compared to standard flooring products

Why Should you Choose Aqua Defense Waterproof Floors for Your Home?

The primary benefit of waterproof flooring is, of course, having floors that can endure heavy spills or moisture collection. While water-resistant flooring will usually fare well against the occasional large spill in a kitchen or laundry room, the only way to ensure total protection against water is to choose a flooring material that is fully waterproof. Aqua Defense waterproof flooring is built to withstand extreme levels of water from heavy spills or consistent condensation buildup.

An added benefit of waterproof flooring is the extra ease it brings to cleaning up tough messes. When normal hardwood floors are plagued by a particularly persistent stain, you’ll have to use caution when mopping or scrubbing, because too much water or cleaning liquid can end up damaging the floor—and even the subfloor. But waterproof floors can endure heavy saturation from wet mopping, letting you really attack the most stubborn of stains without worrying about that wetness damaging the floor.

Aqua Defense Waterproof Flooring features

Aqua Defense products are durable and versatile, bringing both style and convenience to any room in your home.

  • Nearly impervious to water: Aqua Defense flooring is designed to withstand repeated exposure to moisture or small amounts of standing water.
  • Installation versatility: With its ability to endure exposure to heavy saturation, Aqua Defense floors are suitable for installation in basements, bathrooms, and mud rooms.
  • Easy cleanup: Its waterproof construction means you no longer need to worry about accidentally using a mop that’s too damp.
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How Empire Today® Makes It Easy

  • Schedule a Free Estimate

    Click here or call 888-717-1726 and pick a convenient time. Same-day appointments are available.

  • In-Home Consultation

    A flooring professional will bring samples to your home, help you pick the right floors, measure your rooms, and give you an all-inclusive price estimate.

  • Professional Installation

    Professional installers will move your furniture, remove and haul away your old floor, install your new flooring, and clean up when they’re finished.

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Aqua Defense Waterproof Flooring FAQs

Unlike solid wood planks that need a special sealant to become water-resistant or waterproof, Aqua Defense is built into the flooring material itself. You can enjoy fully waterproof laminate flooring or vinyl flooring with no extra maintenance.

There’s no catch—we promise! Aqua Defense flooring is the complete package. Both the vinyl and wood laminate options offer gorgeous wood looks, are 100% waterproof, and many products even offer enhanced protection against scratches, stains, and fading.

Nope! Aqua Defense waterproof wood laminate or vinyl floors can be installed onto any typical subfloor materials—and even directly onto concrete.

Visit the Empire Locations page to find the service area nearest you, and then click or call to schedule a free, no-obligation in-home estimate.

Ready to make the upgrade to waterproof floors?

Having Aqua Defense waterproof flooring installed gives you an extra level of protection against one of the most common causes of floor damage. From wet winter boots to an unexpected dishwasher leak, even small amounts of water can adversely affect regular wood or laminate floors. Aqua Defense flooring means that these events no longer need to be a source of anxiety for homeowners. And these days, everyone can appreciate having one less thing to worry about.

If you’re planning a full home renovation, opting for Aqua Defense also makes it easier for you or your designer to craft a more cohesive aesthetic for your entire space. Historically, homes that had wood floors in the living areas would end up using tile in the kitchen and bathrooms in order to deal with the inevitable water exposure. But choosing a material like waterproof laminate flooring means that you can use the same product in every room, providing a seamless look throughout your home.

Ready to enjoy the benefits of Aqua Defense waterproof floors? Contact us today to set up your free in-home consultation, and a flooring professional will visit you at your convenience to discuss the best options for your home.

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