, short for “wood plastic composite” or “wood polymer composite”, has been around long enough that it seems everyone should know what it is, what it does, and where it can be best utilized. In fact, however, some homeowners may be completely unaware of the vast majority of benefits that come with the material. Because of that, it’s important to make sure to revisit attributes of this material that may seem like “old news”, just so everyone gets a chance to understand it.
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You might hear a variety of questions from customers concerning this flooring, with one of the most-asked being: “What exactly is WPC anyway?” It’s important to stress that even though “wood” is the first word in the title, that doesn’t mean real wood products were used to create it. It’s actually constructed from wood flour (which is a byproduct of wood), calcium carbonate, and a variety of thermoplastics. The core material is extremely rigid, stable, and completely waterproof.
Some homeowners think this floor covering and LVT are the same product, but the differences found between the two can make a huge difference in the results after installation. For instance, LVT is thinner and more flexible than this one, and the unevenness in some subfloors will show through LVT in a short period of time. The rigid core found in WPC, in contrast, can hide many of those problem spaces, leaving you with a gorgeous waterproof floor covering.
In comparison with laminate, WPC has the advantage of being completely waterproof. That makes it a perfect fit for spaces where laminate could not be installed, such as basements or laundry rooms. Furthermore, with this material, there’s no need for the required expansion gap, at 30-foot intervals, in larger rooms. It’s also more comfortable, thanks to a bit of resilience, and helps reduce noise in busy homes where children, pets, and heavy traffic can make things very hectic.