Commonly described as “waterproof core” floors, the acronym stands for Wood Plastic Composite (WPC). WPC floors provide the latest technology in “click-and-float” floors. WPC is very much like a laminate in that the finish is an “image” of a wood, tile or stone floor, but it is installed over multiple layers of PVC (also waterproof) and covered with a variety of wear layers to protect it from wear and scratches. It is then installed over a solid wood-plastic composite that is 100% waterproof (unlike the MDF or HDF substrates found in laminates). The result is a solid, rigid-core, floating floor system that clicks together, floats and boasts some of the most realistic look-and-feel finishes available in flooring today.
WPC products are comparable to laminate flooring in pricing but are far more superior in quality and durability. Underlayment is NOT necessary with WPC floors as they are already 100% waterproof, but they can help with the hollow “clicking” sound that can come from walking on floating floors. Some lines come with a pad attached as well. This product category is our best seller because it meets all of the criteria that is important to Texas Pride Custom Floors’ customers – quality, aesthetics, price, durability while maintaining a realistic look. WPC usually boasts either a lifetime residential or many year (25+) residential warranty. With a product like this, it makes perfect sense that it was designed and built with longevity in mind.
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