Types of LVP Floors Explained
Luxury Vinyl Plank, better known as LVP, is available in various construction types. In this article, we focus on three of the most popular construction types: SPC (Stone Polymer Composite), WPC (Wood Polymer Composite) and ESPC (Engineered Stone Polymer Composite).
The many benefits of Luxury Vinyl Plank floors have made this flooring type a go-to in homes across the nation. From its realistic wood look planks to its durability, this flooring has become a must-have in both the residential and commercial space.
BENEFITS OF LVP FLOORS
- Looks like real hardwood
- Pet and Kid-friendly
- Durable and budget-friendly
- 100% waterproof
- Scratch Resistant
- Stain Resistant
- Easy to maintain
- Extremely versatile - can be installed on any level, in any room and on any subfloor
WPC stands for Wood Plastic Composite. This vinyl plank construction type is made of recycled wood pulp and PVC. It is typically thicker than other LVP types due to its lower density. Stain and scratch resistant, WPC is 100% waterproof and dimensionally stable.
SPC stands for Stone Plastic (or Polymer) Composite and is also referred to as "Rigid Core SPC." SPC is made of limestone powder, PVC and stabilizers. This construction type is 100% waterproof and fireproof as well as scratch and stain resistant. With a higher density than other LVP types, SPC has a unique level of dimensional stability measured at over 20 times that of laminate floors and still remains comfortable underfoot.
ESPC stands for Engineered SPC (Stone Plastic Composite). ESPC is as versatile and durable as SPC, 100% waterproof, fireproof, scratch and stain resistant, making it a great choice for a pet or child friendly home, with additional layers of Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) for sound resistance and comfort.
All three of these luxury vinyl plank construction types are great options for your home or light commercial space. Order your free samples today!
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