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Important facts concerning WPC flooring

There are many acronyms in the flooring industry, but today, we are going to focus on WPC (Wood Plastic Composite) flooring. While “wood” is the word represented by the “W”, there isn’t any real wood in the product. Wood flour is mixed with calcium carbonate and thermoplastics, for the most part, to create a more that is rigid, stable, and waterproof. You might also hear this product referred to as waterproof vinyl or even engineered luxury vinyl, as different manufacturers use different names for their specific products.

You might wonder why this floor covering has a completely different name if it’s just vinyl flooring, but there’s a bit more to it than that. The format is the biggest difference, with WPCflooring offering a product that is far more rigid. This means that planks can be wider and longer. The material also works to hide imperfections in your subfloor, allowing you to use this material to floor over both divots and cracks without worry that they’ll damage your new flooring.

In most places where laminate flooring is a bad idea, WPC flooring works quite well. Basements, bathrooms, and kitchens all benefit from this waterproof flooring because it never expands or contracts as a result of humidity, dampness, or temperature changes. Even in larger areas, you won’t need expansion gaps or moldings.
Waterproof flooring in Black Mountain, NC from Arbor Zen Hardwood Floors
For superb durability, a protective wear layer is added to the very top of this floor covering. This layer is available in a few different thicknesses, which varies between manufacturers, and helps to resist scuffs, stains, and scratches. Of course, the thicker the wear layer, the better for your floors. These thicker layers are best for busy households and homes with pets or children. Thinner wear layers, likewise, are best for less traffic and daily wear.

Be sure to as one of our associates about the proper installation procedures and why it’s always best to use a professional service for your installation.

At Arbor Zen Hardwood Floors, we make sure you get the products that best suit your specific needs. From high-quality floor coverings to professional and trustworthy installations, you’ll get the very best we have to offer. You can also look forward to free estimates, design consultation, and associates who will answer all your questions. If you are in the areas of Ashville, NC, Swannanoa, NC, Hendersonville, NC, or Waynesville, NC, stop by our showroom in Black Mountain, NC. We’ll make sure your flooring experience is worth your time.

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