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People Always Ask, “Is WPC Waterproof”?

CORETec Wood Composite planksOne of the most common questions that people ask about wood plastic composite flooring (wpc) is if WPC is waterproof. WPC is becoming one of the most popular types of flooring products and for good reason. WPC flooring offers many benefits to homeowners and commercial property owners alike, with most people wanting to know about the durability, long lasting beauty and water resistance characteristics.

While WPC stands for wood-plastic-composite, there is not much actual wood in the material but rather a composite material which is more stable and rigid than wood. This enhanced material provides many benefits over natural wood such as increased durability as it will not scratch or stain like real hardwood, it is more stable in that it will not contract and expand like hardwood and WPC flooring offers water resistance, and in some cases, waterproof flooring.

Some LVP and LVT Vinyl Flooring is WPC Water Resistant

WPC flooring is typically referred to as luxury vinyl plank (LVP), luxury vinyl tile (LVT) or waterproof vinyl flooring. WPC offers some advantages over laminate flooring in that WPC is typically waterproof and is ideal in some installations where laminate should not be used. WPC is a better choice in room that may be exposed to moisture such as bathrooms or basements.

WPC flooring also contains an added layer of cushion to provide a little more cushion over laminate which reduces noise for a quieter floor. Not all LVT is WPC, with the water resistance characteristic being the biggest difference. WPC can often be laid directly on top of most subfloors with little preparation as the rigid core of WPC flooring allows for wider and longer formatting options. WPC can be simple to install with a little preparation and can be laid over divots or minor cracks in the subfloor.

Great Western Flooring Offers WPC Flooring and Installation

Great Western Flooring Company offers a wide selection of WPC flooring in waterproof styles and a wide range of textures and designs. We have been pleasing customers in and around the Chicago area with quality flooring products from the best names in flooring manufacturers. We offer professional installation from experienced flooring technicians. Great Western Flooring assists customers in obtaining the floor of their dreams that will provide long lasting beauty and value.

Great Western Flooring offers FREE design consultations from any one of our three convenient locations in Naperville, Oswego or St. Charles. We provide a wide selection of quality materials and professional installation. Contact us to learn more about the many benefits of WPC flooring.

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