Understanding the construction of waterproof flooring

Understanding the construction of waterproof flooring

Waterproof luxury vinyl flooring is a practical, easy-to-clean floor covering that wears well during its long lifespan.

Styles include wood-look planks and stone, ceramic, cement, and wood-look tiles. Waterproof floors in Rancho Cordova, CA, can be found at Floor Store. Because of the quality of construction, you can expect waterproof flooring to last 25 years or more.

WPC flooring

All luxury vinyl flooring has a backing and core layer and an image layer protected by a transparent wear layer. Some waterproof styles feature a wood-plastic composite (WPC) core made with wood fibers, plastic, and filler materials. A foaming agent is added to increase durability and create a floor that is slightly softer and more comfortable to walk on.

SPC flooring

A second type of waterproof vinyl flooring features a stone-plastic composite (SPC) core composed of limestone rather than wood fibers. This almost indestructible floor covering is appropriate for commercial and residential use. Like WPC flooring, underlayment is laid beneath SPC flooring to increase underfoot comfort, absorb shock, and reduce noise.

Rigid core

WPC and SPC flooring, with their ultra-tough rigid cores, are similar in format to the materials they mimic. So, while standard luxury vinyl flooring is flexible and requires a level subfloor in top shape, rigid core flooring, or WPC and SPC flooring, can be laid over subfloors with minor imperfections. Most planks and tiles click and lock together to construct floating waterproof flooring. 

Your waterproof flooring experts

Floor Store offers all types of flooring and services in Rancho Cordova, CA, and neighboring Citrus Heights, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, and Fairs Oaks, to name a few communities in our Northern California service area.

We offer free in-home measurements, design consultations, and much more. Shop in-store today for waterproof flooring, or schedule a visit from our mobile showroom.