Smart And Stylish Flooring Options For Wet Areas

While undeniably lovely, hardwood is not always a practical flooring option for the home, especially in wet areas like a kitchen, bathroom or laundry room. But never fear! There are other stylish alternatives that are more suited to these spaces, and surprisingly, some even realistically mimic real hardwood while being 100% waterproof! In fact, these flooring options are so nice, you may even want to use them throughout your entire home. If we’ve piqued your interest, read on to learn more.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

One of the most popular choices for smart homeowners today, luxury vinyl is easy to install for the DIYer and is impervious to water damage. But that isn’t the only way vinyl beats wood. These 100% waterproof, rigid core planks can be placed directly over any level substrate without having to be acclimated to the space. And best of all, vinyl can give you the look and warmth of hardwood without all the worry! Perfect for wet areas and open concept homes, luxury vinyl often features a textured, embossed woodgrain finish that can fool even the most discerning eye. The RTA Store offers over 60 choices in luxury vinyl flooring, with some starting at $1.50 or less per square foot!

2-12-21 RTA3-Aria Bianco Porcelain TilePorcelain Tile

If your renovation project plan includes a bathroom, kitchen or laundry room makeover, porcelain tile is a timeless and elegant choice. Made from fine, dense clay that is fired at high temperatures, porcelain is an extremely durable material that is resistant to scratches, stains, and water damage. And it’s not just suited for wet areas inside the home. Porcelain tile is frost resistant and can also be installed on an outdoor patio! Choose from a wide range of sizes, neutral tones, and patterns that mimic natural stone.

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Ceramic tile is a classic, but chic new styles make this affordable flooring option feel fresh and contemporary. At The RTA Store, we offer wood-look ceramic flooring that features all the beauty of hardwood in a low-maintenance tile. Because of its durability and versatility, ceramic tile is suitable for wet areas and other high-traffic rooms like a foyer or finished basement rec room. It  can even be seamlessly installed in an open concept living space. Like our other flooring options, ceramic pairs beautifully with a variety of kitchen cabinet finishes and styles.

Marble Tile

Marble is a natural stone that is famous for its subtle veining and variations in shades of creamy white and soft grey. Perfect for pairing with on point grey bathroom, laundry room and kitchen cabinet finishes, water-resistant marble tile has a contemporary yet timeless appeal, whether you opt for a classic Carrara marble subway tile, or a unique shape and pattern, like hexagon, basket weave, herringbone, or pebbled.

If a new kitchen, bathroom or laundry room is on your 2021 renovation project plan, be sure to shop for quality cabinets, flooring, and more during our President’s Day Sale, February 12th through 22nd, online at The RTA Store.


At TheRTAStore, we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (ready to assemble) and pre-assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, home office, home bar, TV room, or closet, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call, and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design service.