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Understanding the different WATERPROOF FLOORING OPTIONS

WPC Vinyl (Wood Plastic Composite)

WPC products are one of the newer core products in the industry. Known for their ease of installation, equipped with a pad pre-attached to the back, making it a great overall product.


-locking/floating

-100% waterproof 

-rigid and easy to install

-pre-attached pad

-most manufacturers allow installation over certain existing floors

-Because of its thickness, it can sooner hide subfloor imperfections, as well as lessen the amount of floor prep needed versus a glue-down vinyl

-easy to maintain

-a little louder than a glue-down vinyl

- the core is made of recycled wood pulp and plastic composites (making it completely waterproof)

Let's Talk Wear Layer

With any vinyl flooring, the wear layer is one of the most important parts. It's what helps protect the floor from scratches! The thicker the wear layer, the more wear and tear it holds up to. Talk to us about which vinyl type is the best for your installation!

SPC Vinyl (Stone Plastic Composite)

On a SPC vinyl, the core is comprised of natural limestone powder, polyvinyl chloride, and stabilizers (making it completely waterproof). Although it is a rigid core product like the WPC vinyl, it holds up to heavier foot traffic as well as heavy furniture. Because it doesn't require acclimation, this is the best product to use in your vacation home where you may set your A/C to higher temperatures.


-locking/floating

-100% waterproof

-rigid and easy to install

-pre-attached pad

-doesn't require acclimation

-typically a little louder than a WPC or glue-down floor

-great for a vacation/second home

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LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank)

LVP products are what most people know as the general term "vinyl plank". This is a durable flooring option, consisting of multiple layers (including PVC as the main body) with a realistic image, covered by a wear layer bearing a textured surface.  


-locking and glue-down options

-waterproof 

-medium installation

-most manufacturers allow installation over certain existing floors 

-easy to maintain

-glue-down vinyl is easier to repair/replace versus a locking floor


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