Why choose waterproof flooring?

Many types of flooring that are popular today, such as laminate and luxury vinyl, are losing ground to a wonderful new waterproof WPC flooring material. While luxury vinyl has a bit more water resistance, laminate is really the proper choice for rooms such as kitchens, bathrooms and basements. The problem is that laminate, when moisture, humidity and spills are a factor on a regular basis, tend to pucker near and around the seams, causing it to become misshapen. Further still, they never seem to go back to normal after the issue is taken care of and done with.

Waterproof WPC – what is it?

WPC actually stand for “wood plastic component”, however, many of these products no longer contain wood at all. At least, not in the sense that most people think of wood. Most of these products are made using thermoplastics, wood flour and calcium carbonate. This flooring material is known to be rigid and very stable, in addition to being imperious to water. To make sure customers know that they are dealing with a different product than normal, many manufacturers brand these materials as engineered luxury vinyl, enhanced vinyl plank and waterproof vinyl.

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How are waterproof floors different from others?

One of the biggest differences is that this material can be placed over subfloors without a great deal of subfloor preparation. When compared with LVF, the WPC products have the advantage of hiding imperfections in the subfloor. For instance, there is no need to prep over divots and cracks when placing waterproof flooring. The flooring itself will hide the unevenness very well. WPC is also a great choice in rooms where laminate and vinyl aren’t the perfect choice. In bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements, to name a few, any flooring that is damaged by water should never be a first choice. Additionally, it’s a great noise absorber and makes an excellent choice for open areas, since no expansion moulding is necessary.

Ready to choose waterproof floors?

If you’d like to take a look at some of the materials for yourself, or if you’re ready to make the switch, we invite you to visit our showroom, located in Gwinnett County, GA. One of our flooring professionals will be happy to answer all of your questions, and even show you samples of what we have to offer. Purdy Flooring and Design services all of Gwinnett County, GA including Buford, GA, Braselton, GA, Cumming, GA, Dacula, GA, Flowery Branch, GA, Gainesville, GA, Gwinnett, GA, Lawrenceville, GA, and Suwanee, GA, and would like to serve you as well with our waterproof flooring choices.