Is EVP waterproof from underneath?


Old 05-08-18, 05:55 AM
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Is EVP waterproof from underneath?

I'm replacing an old builder grade super cheap laminate (~50 cents per sqft) that got water damaged in the basement. Our furnace and water-heater are there and one of the pipes backed up (this has since been fixed). The laminate line extended just a few inches into the closet that holds these appliances, so the water got under the planks and the rest is history.

I was thinking of replacing the floors with laminate again but came across this concept of waterproof laminate, or EVP/LVP. They all advertise waterproof, but everything I read is in relation to spills coming from the top. I'm not worried at all about spills on the surface, I'm obviously worried about what happens if my water-heater leaks or my AC drain pipes backs up again. Are those EVP planks just as waterproof in such case?
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