WPC Waterproof flooring from The Flooring Factory Outlet
It`s no secret that South Florida homeowners love wood floors, and modern technology has brought some advanced materials to the market that make it possible for homeowners to get the look of wood for less. Now, you can not only get the look of wood, but also avoid all the common pain-points associated with wood - and even laminate - flooring.
The next generation in wood-like flooring is officially here, and it`s called Wood Plastic Composite (WPC).
What Is WPC Flooring?
Although it is called "Wood" Plastic/Polymer Composite, it actually contains no real wood in the traditional sense. The material is formally composed of wood flour or fibers, calciumcarbonate and thermoplastics. The result is a material that surpasses conventional vinyl flooring in terms of durability, maintenance and water resistance.
To differentiate WPC from LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile), terms like "enhanced vinyl plank," "waterproof vinyl," and "engineered luxury vinyl flooring" are being used.
How Is WPC Superior To LVT?
LVT has been the leader in wood alternative flooring for the past few years due to its durability, water resistance and low maintenance features. The biggest downside of LVT is that it is flexible and must be laid on a perfectly prepared subfloor. Any imperfections in the subfloor will result in an uneven surface with bubbles or dips, or produces uneven or hollow sounds when you walk across it.
WPC is a rigid material that can be laid on virtually any subfloor and will compensate for minor unevenness. It is not just water resistant, but waterproof. Where water left on LVT would eventually cause warping due to its wood core, WPCwill not sustain damage from water. Its waterproof nature makes it ideal for applications such as bathrooms and laundry rooms when wood or even LVT was not previously recommended.
The other significant advantage of WPC is that it is exceptionally quiet to walk on, making it ideal for high-traffic areas, second floors, or in office environments.
How Does The Cost Of WPC Compare
Because WPC is a new technology and a superior product, expect to more for it. On average, it is about twice the price of LVT and comparable in cost to average quality click-lock engineered hardwood flooring. Since WPC will last 20 years or longer with minimal maintenance, the long-term return on investment is quite favorable.
The Flooring Factory Outlet Carries The Newest Wood Plastic Composite Flooring
With more than 10 years` experience serving the South Florida communities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and the surrounding areas, we invite you to visit our warehouse in Hollywood to experience the WPC flooring difference for yourself. Call 954-588-5552 or contact us to learn more.