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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

-thicker core than a SPC vinyl

-feels more stable under foot than a SPC vinyl

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

-easy to maintain

-typically costs a little more than your average 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 the most important part. It's what helps protect the floor from dents and 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!

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LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank)

LVP products are what most people know as the general term "vinyl plank". It is a durable floor 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


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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 


-locking/floating

-100% waterproof

-rigid and easy to install

-some have preattached pad

-are less thick than a WCP vinyl

-Typically more affordable than a WCP vinyl

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