Over the past few weeks, we have discussed four popular yet diverse flooring products. Last week, we focused on Luxury Vinyl Planking, and today, we are going to shift gears a little bit and talk about Wood Polymer Composite (WPC) Vinyl Flooring.
WPC, also known as Wood Polymer Composite, is an advanced type of vinyl flooring. While most vinyl floors are paired with a PVC backing, these floors are composed of a WPC backing. If you feel lost, do not be! We will help break it down a little further for you. Let’s take a look!
Like Luxury Vinyl, WPC is composed of several layers:
- Wear Layer: The top layer is the wear layer. This is a transparent layer that features scratch- and stain-resistant properties.
- Print Layer: The print layer is the physical design you see when you select your WPC floors.
- Vinyl Top Layer: The vinyl top layer is a thin vinyl attached to the rigid core.
- WPC Rigid Core: The bottommost layer is the layer that differentiates WPC. It is composed of several materials to create a soft, comfortable underfoot.
Like its vinyl flooring counterparts, WPC is 100% waterproof. In fact, homeowners can rest assured that there will be no swelling or damage from spills and moisture. Also, there is limited plank moment due to changes in temperature, which allows the homeowner to install WPC is more diverse places.
WPC contains a rigid core that is composed of wood pulp and foaming agents. This composition allows WPC to have a soft underfoot. In fact, since the WPC planks tend to be thicker than normal vinyl, it can give a more comfortable feeling to your floors.
If you are looking for a low-maintenance, easy-to-maintain flooring option, WPC is for you. Homeowners love this low-key flooring option since it only needs to be swept and mopped occasionally.
Since WPC is a floating installation, it gives homeowners more diversity with their flooring application. In fact, WPC is easy to install over floors like tile and hardwood, allowing flexibility in different home environments.
Thanks for reading, and make sure to come back next week for our discussion on SPC (Stone Polymer Composite).
Disclaimer: Flooring Products and Results for Each Homeowner May Vary.