WPC, or wood plastic composite, is a form of luxury vinyl tile, LVT, but not all LVT is WPC. Lots of acronyms to say that WPC is a specialty product type of luxury vinyl tile, offering additional benefits such as water-resistant material. Luxury vinyl tile typically includes multiple layers consisting of a thick durable underlayment, a tough wear layer, image layer displaying realistic looks of wood or stone and a textured surface. Not all LVT is manufactured the same, however, and there is quite a difference between quality made LVT or LVP (luxury vinyl planks) and poorly made material.
WPC is often times referred to as waterproof core, which is one of the main benefits of WPC flooring. This quality makes WPC quite desirable for homeowners looking to install a new floor in rooms which may be exposed to moisture such as kitchens, bathrooms, mud rooms and basements. It’s the waterproof core that makes WPC flooring such a stable product, which means it will not contract or expand when exposed to climate or humidity changes.
WPC is a popular choice for any room in the house and also in commercial properties. When comparing WPC vs LVT, consider the temperature and climate of the room in question, and also the wear and tear it will take. Both WPC and LVT are quite durable in either residential or commercial applications, offering much bang for your buck with long lasting, resilient flooring that keeps on performing year after year.
Both WPC and LVT offer a durable floor requiring low maintenance. With the modern technology used by floor manufacturers today, it is difficult to tell the difference between natural hardwood and luxury vinyl tile. LVT and WPC flooring will not succumb to scratches and stains like hardwood, and is much easier to maintain.
Great Western Flooring Offers Wide Selections of WPC and LVT
Great Western Flooring is a leading flooring and tile company offering a wide selection of WPC and LVT flooring from the best names in the business. We have over 35 years of experience in pleasing customers with quality products and professional installation. Stop by one of our conveniently located design centers in Naperville, Oswego or St. Charles to speak with a flooring specialist for a complimentary design consultation.
Great Western Flooring offers complimentary design consultations from experienced flooring specialists. We offer quality products from trusted names in flooring manufacturers with professional installation. Contact us today to learn more about our wide selection of flooring products and for answers to all your questions on how WPC is different from LVT.