Shaw Floorte Waterproof Hardwood Product Review

Shaw Floorte Waterproof Hardwood Product Review

Posted by Johnny Holbert on 31st Jan 2023

Waterproof flooring has steadily been growing in popularity in the residential and commercial markets because of its unique ability to withstand spills and sometimes even flooding. Basements, bathrooms, kitchens and other traditionally wet areas of the home no longer pose a threat to hard surface flooring. Until recently, the only answer to the call for waterproof flooring has been luxury vinyl plank, aka LVP. LVPs are popular because aside from being waterproof, they are easy to clean and install, and are extremely durable. Even with all of the selling points of LVP, in the end, the wood-look planks are fake. Luxury vinyl is just a picture of the real thing. If you can't see yourself living with Shaw vinyl plank flooring, waterproof hardwood flooring may be a good alternative. The moisture-resistant flooring has been gaining momentum in recent years and flooring manufacturers are finding ways to make their waterproof hardwood floors better with each passing year. How could flooring manufacturers make a wood flooring product that's waterproof? That's what we will be discussing in this article.

Floorte Waterproof Hardwood Flooring

There have been a number of companies launching waterproof hardwood, but none that have put as much effort into achieving the perfect flooring solution as Shaw. Shaw is a leader in innovative flooring design, so it's only natural that they take the bull by the horns and are the first to achieve the ideal waterproof hardwood floor. Shaw brought a product to market early on in their Floorte hardwood flooring line called Floorte Exquisite. This product was nice and performed well, garnering many positive Shaw Floorte reviews, but didn't meet one of the important expectations - price point. It was rather pricey for hardwood flooring and so was the next launch, Floorte Magnificent. Shaw listened to their customers and went to work, eventually launching the Shaw Floorte Westminster collection as part of the Shaw wood flooring lineup.

The Basics

Just to list some basics, the Westminster is a Floorte waterproof hardwood that is 61/2" wide and comes in random lengths for a more natural lay pattern. And to be crystal clear, despite what some Shaw engineered flooring reviews may say, it is made of real hardwood flooring. The hardwood flooring is adhered to a mineral core that is completely waterproof, making the hardwood flooring resistant to moisture and damp conditions. The hardwood layer is extremely thin, but it has to be to resist water. Water to hardwood is like Kryptonite to Superman. The top layer of hardwood is also coated with a water-resistant sealant. This combination of sealant, thin hardwood and a mineral core creates an impenetrable bond that water can't absorb. This gives us waterproof flooring. Shaw Floorte hardwood has a grand selection of high-rated colors, perfectly matched to top species like maple, pine, walnut, hickory and oak. Just a side note: Pine and walnut are adherently soft, but mounted on this mineral core, they are more durable. If you've ever wanted a pine or walnut floor, but didn't think it would be able to stand up to your lifestyle, this may be your chance.

Installing hardwood floors used to be a chore, but now it's a breeze thanks to simple changes to the structure of each plank. Shaw engineered hardwood flooring has a locking system and can therefore be installed easily, anywhere inside the house. The product also has an attached backing, geared to reduce sound and help with unlevel subfloor areas.

Price Point

Now to the best part - the price. Price point is a huge factor for anyone when it comes to flooring. Most rooms are over 300 sq/ft and cost starts adding up quickly, especially when doing the entire house. We mentioned earlier that Westminster comes with a locking system that any DIYer can tackle. This DIY-friendly construction can save serious money on installation costs, but the general price point for the product is well within the ball game of luxury vinyl plank. This is huge for the market and huge for homeowners too. The affordable price is often mentioned in Shaw engineered wood flooring reviews.

Now, consumers can enjoy the real looks of hardwood flooring and get the same waterproof characteristics of Shaw LVP flooring by choosing waterproof hardwood from Georgia Carpet. You can also read Shaw flooring reviews online.

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