WPC (wood plastic composite) is a technologically advanced core which is 100% waterproof and won't peel or ripple no matter how long or how much water it’s exposed to. It’s typically built into luxury vinyl (LVF), giving you completely waterproof floors.
As we’ve often said, it’s important to get true luxury vinyl. While you can get less expensive versions, know that the vinyl is much thinner, and subfloor imperfections may telegraph through to the surface. Thicker types of vinyl are also more comfortable on which to stand and walk.
With WPC Flooring, the thickness should be at least 8-mm and might even have an underlayment. With a hardwood look, many refer to it as an engineered vinyl plank. It is similar in looks and feels to an engineered hardwood or even laminate, but it’s much more resilient. If you need any further clarification, the experts at the J.Z. Star waterproof flooring showroom in the area will be happy to explain more.
Style and affordability
This is exceptionally stylish, being a true-to-life image of wood, stone, or tile. Images are taken with 3D photography and printed digitally, so they’re clear and vibrant, showing the most intricate details such as raised grains or veining variations. Embossing adds depth, dimension, and textured appearances such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weather, or distressed. It can be cut into planks, to mimic hardwood boards, or square, groutable tile-sized pieces.
True luxury vinyl should be multi-layered with a top clear melamine layer that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. It also helps with the waterproofing by keeping spills sitting at the top, waiting to be wiped off. While vinyl thickness should be at least 8-mm (and you might even go as high as 10-mm or 12-mm for wood looks), the wear layer is measured in mils and should be at least 20-mils.
If you’re in the market for waterproof flooring in Broward County, visit the J.Z. Star Flooring showroom in Fort Lauderdale, FL, especially if you live in Fort Lauderdale, Parkland, Plantation, Wilton Manors, and Oakland Park. You’ll be glad you came in!