Is luxury vinyl flooring waterproof?

Luxury vinyl is an attractive synthetic flooring that looks like flooring made of natural materials. It's scratch- and stain-resistant, and waterproof, too. Multi-layer luxury vinyl plank features an image layer that imitates hardwood. LVP comes in a wide variety of wood species, including perennial favorites like oak and maple. Luxury vinyl tile looks like hardwood or tile. LVT that mimics popular stones like granite, travertine, and marble is trendy. You can find the latest LVP and LVT styles at Vineyard Floors in Lodi, California.

Core layer

The core is situated beneath the image layer and above the backing layer. The wear layer that tops the flooring determines durability since it protects the image of wood, stone, or ceramic. The core makes up the bulk of the plank or tile, and some companies have developed an innovative waterproof core material. But most waterproof luxury vinyl flooring has a wood plastic composite (WPC) or a stone plastic composite (SPC) core.

WPC and SPC flooring

A WPC core is made with wood byproducts, while the main ingredient in an SPC core is limestone. A WPC core also includes a foaming agent that offers some comfort underfoot. Waterproof luxury vinyl flooring with a WPC core is durable and appropriate for high-traffic areas in the home, but flooring that includes an SPC core is superior. It is virtually indestructible, and thus, it's ideal for residential and commercial applications.

Family-owned Vineyard Floors makes it easy for you to begin your luxury vinyl flooring upgrade. We offer in-home consultations that include free measurement, and we have a mobile showroom, too, if you prefer to shop from home. Our services include residential and commercial installation, design consultation, and area rug binding. We bring our premium products and services to folks who have a home or business in California's Sacramento and San Joaquin counties. Contact us via online form, phone, or visit our showroom in Lodi to see your luxury vinyl flooring options.