A Decade-Long Journey with Modern Waterproof Flooring

A Decade-Long Journey with Modern Waterproof Flooring

Welcome to Barefoot Flooring, your trusted flooring store in Castle Hayne, NC, where we have proudly served our community for over two decades. In our years of business, we've seen remarkable advancements in the world of flooring, especially in the realm of waterproof flooring. Today, we want to take you on a journey through the evolution of modern waterproof flooring and share how it has improved since its inception.

The Early Days of Waterproof Flooring

Two decades ago, when we first opened our doors, waterproof flooring was a relatively new concept. It was primarily used in commercial spaces and high-moisture areas like bathrooms and kitchens. The primary options available were vinyl and ceramic tiles. While these options provided some level of moisture resistance, they had their limitations.

The Revolution: Luxury Vinyl Flooring

One of the most significant advancements in waterproof flooring came with the introduction of Luxury Vinyl Flooring (LVF). LVF quickly gained popularity due to its durability, affordability, and realistic wood and stone visuals. These waterproof planks and tiles were easy to install, making them a top choice for both homeowners and commercial property owners.

As technology improved, LVF evolved, offering even more impressive features. Enhanced wear layers, better scratch resistance, and advanced embossing techniques allowed for a more authentic appearance. It was now possible to have the beauty of hardwood or the elegance of natural stone in any room, even those prone to moisture.

WPC and SPC Flooring: The Rigid Core Revolution

In recent years, Barefoot Flooring has witnessed another game-changing innovation in waterproof flooring: the introduction of WPC (Wood Plastic Composite) and SPC (Stone Plastic Composite) flooring. These rigid core options combine the best of both worlds, offering the stability of hardwood with the waterproof qualities of vinyl.

WPC features a core made from a mixture of wood and plastic, providing exceptional stability, while SPC utilizes a stone and plastic composite core for unparalleled durability. These rigid core options are incredibly resistant to moisture, making them ideal for any room in your home, including basements and bathrooms.

Installation Made Easy

Advancements in installation methods have also made waterproof flooring more accessible to DIY enthusiasts and professionals alike. Click-and-lock systems and improved underlayment options ensure that installation is not only hassle-free but also incredibly secure, reducing the risk of water seeping through gaps.

Enhanced Aesthetics

The aesthetics of modern waterproof flooring have come a long way. Manufacturers now offer a wide range of styles, textures, and patterns to cater to every design preference. Whether you desire a rustic, weathered wood look or the timeless appeal of marble, you can find a waterproof flooring option that suits your taste.

Easy Maintenance

Gone are the days of complicated maintenance routines. Modern waterproof flooring is designed to be low-maintenance and easy to clean. Most spills and messes can be wiped up with a damp cloth, and routine sweeping or vacuuming is typically all that's needed to keep your floors looking pristine.


At Barefoot Flooring, we've had the privilege of witnessing the incredible transformation of waterproof flooring over the past two decades. From its humble beginnings to the versatile, beautiful, and resilient options available today, waterproof flooring has come a long way. We're proud to offer our customers in Castle Hayne, NC, access to the latest innovations in flooring technology, and we look forward to serving our community for many more years to come.

If you're interested in exploring the world of modern waterproof flooring, visit our showroom or contact us today. Our experienced team is here to help you find the perfect flooring solution for your home or business, backed by over 20 years of expertise.