What is LVF, LVP, LVT, SPC and WPC waterproof flooring?
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"I’m owner Kevin Enriquez. With 20 years’ experience in the flooring industry, I soon gained a reputation as a highly experienced flooring installer. That led to the inception of Haile Flooring in 2010. When it comes to waterproof flooring, it can get pretty confusing, what with all of the initials. I’m happy to explain it all to you. Our showroom
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What are all the initials about?
LVP and LVT stand for luxury vinyl plank and tile. They both fall under the umbrella of luxury vinyl flooring (LVF). As the first generation of LVF, they are thicker than standard vinyl and waterproof with the typical core of vinyl composites.
You can get LVF with more advanced cores, SPC (stone plastic composite) and WPC (wood plastic composite.) The difference is timing. While LVF stays waterproof
for several hours, SPC and WPC cores won’t peel or ripple ever, no matter how much water and no matter how long. It’s also thicker still.
While SPC and WPC are fairly similar, SPC has a more rigid feel. Up until recently, SPC was used primarily in commercial applications (and we know how much punishment those floors take) but, with the increase in design options, both are now frequently used residentially. It comes down to whether someone prefers the more rigid feeling or the softer, more flexible one.