These floors are a type of manufactured waterproof floor. I am not in the flooring business but at Clean and Pink, my company cleans all kinds of floors not limited to various stone, live stone to Brazilian woods, cement, manufactured, and glass with various seals or wax finishes. Yikes, it can really be a science. But for a first-time homeowner I would go with a waterproof manufactured wood grain looking floor. Its easy to clean and does not buckle. A word of advice: understand what a “floating floor” really means. When looking at manufactured wood grain floors, make sure they are thick 30 mil commercial wear layer, heat bonded monolithic solid with no adhesives, high mm of a stone plastic core, aluminum oxide UV anti scratch coat, and one that can stand various temperature ranging 30-150 degrees F. Additionally, longer pieces are better in this flooring. Five feet for more. For more information reference weshipfloors.com. At Clean and Pink, understanding materials to clean them is a science, not a choir.