WPC Flooring Flower Mound TX
There’s a new flooring type in Flower Mound, TX. We’re talking all things WPC! What does WPC stand for? Wood Plastic Composite. What makes it so special? 100% waterproof. Why are you not yet familiar with it? Who cares, you’re learning about it right now! Flooring Source of Texas will educate you on the advanced flooring option that is WPC flooring…
What does WPC compare to?
Let’s get off to an encouraging start by comparing the new floor type with a floor type that has been around. WPC is similar to the well-known LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) or LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank) floors. How so? LVP is the closest thing to a waterproof wood-type flooring on the market. That is, until WPC came around. Like LVP and laminate wood, WPC is composed of multiple layers.
WPC layers include:
Wear layer- urethane covering which protects against general wear and tear
Print layer- High-definition image that is meant to impersonate real wood or stone
Core layer- 100% waterproof. This layer will not budge no matter how much water it is exposed to
Backing layer- Provides added support. This layer is thick; therefore, it will not get shaken upon impact
We’re just going to keep on pointing out the fact that WPC flooring is 100% waterproof. Being waterproof means the floor type can be universally used. It can be installed anywhere! Kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, basements…you name it. Liquid will not ruin or even tamper with WPC flooring.
Is it real wood? No. Is it real tile? No. But technology is now so advanced that you would have a difficult time telling the difference between WPC and solid hardwood. It would take a close-up look; thus, visitors wandering about your home likely wouldn’t look close enough to accuse you of having a “wood” floor that is not actual hardwood. Frankly, there is a reason many Flower Mound, TX homeowners are installing look-alike floors like laminate, LVP and WPC…because they offer other superior qualities.
In this instance, WPC’s superior quality is that 100% waterproof thing that we’ve mentioned a time or two.
Another nice aspect of WPC flooring is its quietness. The backing layer is firm but gentle. It goes unphased as the floor experiences ongoing foot traffic. You won’t hear any squeaking and clanking should be at a minimum. Also, standing on a WPC floor for a long period of time should not result in any muscle discomfort.
Easy to Maintain
WPC is a very functional floor. The wear layer protects against scratching, the core layer protects against moisture and the backing layer protects against impact. These three layers combined make WPC extremely simple to maintain. The routine use of a vacuum, mop, broom or steamer will do the trick. Cleaning perhaps once a week or once every two weeks should suffice. Of course, you may want to ramp of the cleaning frequency if you have pets running and slobbering around.
Generally speaking, the thickness of WPC flooring will cover any blemishes to a subfloor. WPC can be placed over practically any type of subfloor, whether it be wood, tile, or concrete. Certain floor types can only be laid over a specific type of subfloor. In fact, some floor types can only be laid over the base that was built alongside the home or building. Those restrictions are not relevant with WPC.
As of right now, WPC is somewhat pricey. It’s the new big thing and we all know what kind of consumer demand new entries to the market bring about, no matter what industry. As more and more people become aware of WPC flooring, the price will gradually drop. If you want to wait until demand lessens, that is certainly understandable. If you want to flaunt the newest flooring by installing it right away, that is also understandable.
Whenever you decide to purchase and install WPC flooring, give Flooring Source of Texas a call! Our experts can help you with both!
Call Flooring Source of Texas at (972) 778-6855!