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Understanding the different WATERPROOF FLOORING OPTIONS

WCP Vinyl (Wood Plastic Composite)

WCP products are leading the industry. Known for their ease of installation, some even come with pad preattached to the back, making it a great product for an upstairs area as well.


-locking/floating

-100% waterproof 

-rigid and easy to install

-some have preattached 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

-typically costs a little more than your average vinyl because of the locking mechanism

- 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 WCP 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

-some have preattached pad

-doesn't require acclimation

-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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